Whether you are looking to contribute to the Circular Economy Movement, or just trying to free money in your budget, the best place to start is at home.  In an article From Living Circular a four part plan of action is layed out in ultimate simplicity.

 

  1. Reduce: Try to cut out single use i...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jun 06, 2017 under

 

Small businesses are reportedly cheering the decision to pull out of the Paris Peace Accords. America first means me first and you last. Leadership has little to do with cooperation. So strange that the planet is round. That we’re all housed on the same ground.


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With the high cost of weddings and growing trends t reduce waste, we've heard about reusing wedding dresses, and decorations, but re-using flower arrangements?  In an article from CBS News a company named Bloomerent has re-invented the wedding flower industry.  Offering brides a 10% discount...

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Posted by Katherine on Apr 12, 2017 under ,

As a mother on a budget I am always trying to find ways to save.  The first on my list is taking care of what I already have.  Does that me more cleaning? Yes, but it also means less spending.  We had this couch that I conditioned weekly because it was the most expensive thing we'd ever purchas...

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Have you heard about Wedding Recycle.com?  This Canadian site is a buy and sell community site, oriented specifically for Weddings, the soon to be wed and the recently just.  It's a place to sell your used Wedding items from Centerpieces to Jewelry, From Wedding Dresses to Cake and Dess...

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Ikea's latest kitchen is made of recycled plastic bottles...

This article from World Economic Forum discusses the new Kitchen from one of the world's biggest Furniture Brands, Ikea.  This particular kitchen happens to me made out of recycled plastic and timber and displays th...

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The sharing economy is changing the consumer culture even to the extent of Weddings and Wedding Fashion.  Weddings are our culture's ultimate display of wealth and status.  Every aspect of a wedding is an additional charge, "for just a little bit extra," and why not, it's her big ...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Feb 27, 2017 under ,

In an article posted last year from Fortune.com

Hilary Brueck

  

Breaks down one of the more modern concepts of renting.  The company WeWOrk, is taking it's co-working office space rental model and applying it to living.  WeLive brings the luxury of a hotel stay ( with housekeeping, beer, &...

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The New York Taxi Workers Alliance understood the ban on Muslim refugee travelers as inhumane, unconstitutional and a necessary danger to its Muslim drivers. The ban is at odds with the foundational concepts that brought about the Sharing Economy. Uber, however, lacked the integrity to foresee beyond their bottom line. They moved-in to replace the striking cabs. It was an example of the business ethics in our new Trump era.

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Posted by Katherine on Dec 31, 2016 under ,

It's New Year's Eve and it's time to think about our resolutions for 2017.  How can 2017 be all it can be?  I think about my childeren and my family and how they can grow and learn.  Recently, at my children's school, we raised money by having everyone at school donate all their used clothes, bed...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Dec 28, 2016 under , , , ,

Our economy depends on the trust of our information. It depends on a free press. It’s the watchdog of our democracy and allows for small businesses to thrive in an open marketplace.

 

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It's only 16 days til Christmas and I am no where near finished.  I see posts on my friends' Facebook pages how all the gifts are wrapped and looking perfectly gorgeous under their themed Christmas trees.  

According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales will increase 3.6 percent from l...

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Rent-the-Runway now has space at Neiman Marcus. A dynamic may be changing.    

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We cannot take sides when it comes to the races. We cannot take sides when it comes to cultures. This is not good business. It is a moral disgrace. It's business. It's personal. It's business.

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The drive of the marketplace is the handshake. Imagine our businesses surviving in a country that devalues diversity. That devalues trust in the handshake.

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Posted by Katherine on Oct 14, 2016 under ,

My husband and I used to ride our pricey bikes all the time.  Nowadays with work and the kids, we havn't had time to take leisure rides anymore.  Our bikes collect dust in the garage.  I found this great website that will rent your bikes, surfboards, skis, and almost any unmotorized ride you own....

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Posted by Katherine on Sep 21, 2016 under ,

As a mother of three, two boys and a girl, it's hard not to collect all sorts of things for your children.  We gather their school work, art, mementos and of course, toys.  All this stuff is stored in my garage to rotate or save.  Why not get rid of the clutter and rent your toys?  I learned of ...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Sep 19, 2016 under

The blind can now drive in Pittsburgh. And if you’re drunk, you’re no longer a danger.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Aug 20, 2016 under

We used to dig into pockets and fumble for tip money. Not so with Uber and Lift.

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The morality of "paying for what you use."

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Posted by Katherine on Jul 18, 2016 under ,

These days everyone has a smart phone in their hand.  As of July 13, 2016 an estimate of over 15 million per day is playing the app Pokeman Go according to Recode.net.  Fortunately, there are many useful apps that we can save time and money.

LifeHack.org has 15 terrific and some unusual apps.  ...

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Posted by Katherine on Jun 15, 2016 under ,

About 12.5 million adults aged over 65 years old live alone that are noninstitutionalized according to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Most want to remain living in their own homes and prefer not be sent to a nursing home.  Now seniors are able to successfully share their empty rooms...

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Posted by Katherine on May 26, 2016 under

When I was a young girl, my neighborhood had Book Mobiles during the summer.  This little caravan of books on wheels would come every Monday.  My sisters and I would walk down the block and spend hours reading and choosing a variety of books to borrow and then return them the following Monday.  T...

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RentaLife is in support of renting.  We support simplicity.  Frugality.  As a proponent of The Shared Economy, we support generosity, inclusivity.  This is why we're taking a stand on the character of this nominee.

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Connecting the hungry to those with leftovers.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Mar 18, 2016 under

RentaLife supports the principle of recycling.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Mar 04, 2016 under

The Sharing Economy feels more like a conversation.  It's voice is more related.

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The Sharing Economy works best when carrying a gun is not a measure of one's liberty.

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Posted by Katherine on Feb 19, 2016 under

Found this new cycling option here in NYC and thought I should share it with you.

Link: https://www.citibikenyc.com/how-it-works

A convenient solution for quick trips around New York City and Jersey City.

The Citi Bike system, operated by Motivate, features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stat...

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RentaLife supports the concepts that make peer-to-peer renting work.  Isolationist politics have no place in a sharing economy.

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