Amanda Eaken on the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Amanda Eaken on the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

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Amanda Eaken of the @NRDC discusses the rise of collaborative consumption on this week's @SeaChangeRadio @aeaken

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Amanda Eaken

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 1:10pm

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With the climate crisis staring us right in the face, the need to transform our daily routines has become increasingly apparent. A part of the solution may be a new twist on the very old concept of sharing things, it’s called collaborative consumption. We’ve seen how peer-to-peer networks allow us to share and buy goods and services from each other, and now that same concept is being applied by communities all over the world as a more efficient way to get around.

This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Amanda Eaken, the Deputy Director of Sustainable Communities at the Natural Resources Defense Council will walk us through these new modes of shared transportation – from bike-sharing to carpooling to taxi and car sharing – and show how emerging smart phone technology is playing a vital role in their rising popularity.

CATEGORY: Environment