Today’s Solutions: July 24, 2024

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The sharing economy is boosting economic empowerment for women in Jordan

Only 15 percent of women are engaged in the formal economy in Jordan. This is due to many factors including cultural and societal norms, difficulties in finding transportation to job sites, safety concerns on public transit, and the cost and availability of child care. The collaborative sharing Read More...

Pittsburgh’s Micromobility C

Pittsburgh’s Micromobility Collective is making the sharing economy more efficient than ever

Talking to single mothers, college students, and construction workers needing transportation to sites in different areas of the city, Pittsburgh's director of transportation, Karina Ricks, realized the challenge of finding a public transportation system that works for everyone. In response, she Read More...

How the sharing economy can bo

How the sharing economy can boost the rooftop solar market

Nearly half of households are currently unable to host a solar photovoltaic system, according to the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. One major reason is that the rooftop solar market is closed to renters. Boston-based startup Yeloha intends to explore that untapped Read More...

Attributes of a Successful Sha

Attributes of a Successful Sharer

Below is an excerpt from Beth Buczynski's new book 'Sharing is Good' published by New Society Publishers in August 2013. In it Buczynski outlines the benefits of collaborative consumption, why sharing drives progress, and how to overcome hurdles that keep people from sharing. Beth Buczynski Read More...