Share N Save Site Launches
Author: Ryan Collins
Last month Zero Waste SA launched Share N Save, a website designed to help find activities that will help South Australians share, swap, save and connect with the local community. It provides users with an interactive map that shows where all kinds of sharing activities are taking place across Adelaide - food swaps, community gardens, Men's Sheds, toy and tool lending libraries, bike shares, co-working spaces - even land sharing.
Basically, where ever people come together to swap, share or work together to reduce the cost of living and connect up with their community can be added to the Share N Save website to help people find these kind of opportunities more easily.
The website also provides ideas and tips on starting your own sharing activity or group, advice on starting a community garden, swap meets, lending libraries and more. Get inspired and tell us what you're thinking about for your area and if we can, we'll connect you with other people looking to join or do the same thing.
Some say the emergence of the sharing economy is narrowing the gap between the haves and the have-nots. But it is also encouraging reuse and the reduction the amount of resources, energy and water to used produce or grow ‘stuff'. One example is the Gawler Garden Produce Share program that helps backyard growers to reduce waste, save money and meet new friends. Once a fortnight, people come together to share excess food. Simple yet effective!
Check out Share N Save.
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