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Posts Tagged ‘Sharing Economy’

Why I Went Shopping Despite My #Y4Y Pledge

April 20th, 2015

When I signed up on January 1st, 2015 to buy nothing new for a year, my plan was to write a weekly blog and  a book about the experience at the end of the year. I was concerned I might not have enough material, as it’s been so easy (so far). Then, last week, I found myself spending $150 at Target.

Are You Ready For the #Y4M Challenge?

March 18th, 2015

Last Saturday, Yerdle hosted their first ever conference: #YerdleCon. As somebody who is a big fan of Yerdle and reuse, as well as the only person I know who is living off Yerdle for a year (instead of shopping new items), I was very excited to go to this mothership conference.  

Ask Not What Yerdle Can Do For You…#Y4Y

March 9th, 2015

What is Yerdle? Here my definition: A community of people who give and take. We give away items we no longer want or need and in exchange, receive somebody else’s treasures. But to me, Yerdle is so much more: it’s a community.

Fun & Reuse with Yerdle Packaging #SharingEconomy

February 26th, 2015

Us Yerdlers are packaging experts. We don’t just reuse consumer goods, we also #reuse packaging. You can become an expert too!

#SharingEconomy: Owning is Not the Problem

February 17th, 2015

“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”  ~ Bertolt Brecht

Approach This Valentine’s Day With a #SharingEconomy Spirit

February 9th, 2015

There are a few things I don’t understand about Valentine’s Day: Why does there have to be a gift? Why is the gift-giving more expected of the man? Why is a brand new gift valued more highly than a used one?

Let me Yerdle That (For You)

May 28th, 2014

It’s true: “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure”. I have an addiction and it’s called “yerdling”. I blame Jeremiah Owyang of CrowdCompanies. He introduced me to Yerdle during a presentation on the #Collaborative Economy. So what is this Collaborative Economy and – what the heck – is Yerdle?

The Collaborative Economy: What You Need to Know

March 2nd, 2014

“The highest form of loyalty is shared destiny.” ~ Jeremiah Owyang. Odds are, you are already part of “The Sharing Economy”. Even though you might not be familiar with the term or understand the full impact it has on business and society. This blog will tell you what you need to know.