Green Your Community: Share Tools
Green neighborhoods aren't just good for the planet: When times are tough, strong communities can ease financial burdens and provide emotional support. This week we're providing tips for getting by with a little help from your friends and neighbors.
Tip#1: Join a Tool-Lending Library
Save money and reduce your consumption by pooling resources with your neighbors. Tool-lending libraries allow members to borrow supplies for gardening, repair, or construction projects. Wikipedia has a short list of tool libraries in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Your 'hood not on the list? Create your own library with a group of friends or make connections online.
--Thanks to Green Life reader Laurie Rambo for this tip.
Share your tips: How do you share resources in your community?
Tip#2: Meet and Eat
Tip#3: Get Deals on Bicycles
Tip#4: Set a Green Example