BUILDING THE SHARING + COLLABORATIVE MOVEMENT
Share Adelaide is a hub for South Australians to access networks - local and international - and information on the global sharing and collaborative movement.
Share Adelaide is also a catalyst and model for civic initiatives and organisations to kickstart or build sharing communities.
Worldwide, the sharing phenomenon is rapidly gaining momentum and is identified with the ‘new economy’ movement emerging in the wake of converging ecological, social and economic crises.
It is a positive, tangible way for citizens to have real agency over their lives and communities, and has a range of potential benefits including reducing household costs, supporting health and wellbeing, less resource use, and fostering prosperity through relocalisation of economic activity.
what's already happening in Adelaide? what else could be?
SHARE N SAVE
mapping community sharing assets in Adelaide and South Australia
ShareNSave is a web platform developed by the South Australian government,
launched in November 2013.
ShareNSave was made open source in December 2014, which means anyone can now use the ShareNSave software, adapt it and offer their contributions back to the mapping community for others to benefit – for example, if groups develop new icons, or new functions such as a calendar.
South Australia to Share its Way to Zero Waste - Shareable, Dec 2013
Sharing Platform ShareNSave is Now Open Source - Shareable, Mar 2015
SHARING IN AUSTRALIA
sharing beyond Adelaide, on the big island
Commons Transition Coalition
Based predominantly in Melbourne, The Commons Transition Coalition was initiated in December 2015. It aims to connect leaders of groups, organisations and enterprises that support commons-based initiatives to amplify our work, support our endeavours and build capacity for the transition to a just and environmentally sustainable Social Knowledge Economy. This Coalition is for Australian and New Zealand leaders but could embrace other regions. We take inspiration from Bauwens work on p2p and Commons Transition: http://commonstransition.org/what-is-commons-transition/
Australian Sharing Law Network
Leveraging the Law in Service of Sharing
The Australian Sharing Law Network is an informal network of organisations and individuals interested in using the law to support the collaborative economy and the sharing of resources in our community.
Convened by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, the Australian Sharing Law Network is interested in building the role of law to support sharing practices such as: sharing resources, reducing material consumption and creating community based and democratically managed enterprises such as co-operatives. They are exploring ways to build sharing law in Australia, and are starting with legal clinics and workshops in South East Queensland.
Organisations participating in the network include the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, UNSW Australia, Melbourne Law School’s Sustainability Business Clinic and Environmental Justice Australia.
What on earth is ‘sharing law’ and why do we need it? Check out US sharing lawyer Janelle Orsi’s article, ‘The Birth of Sharing Law’.
the best resources for information and networks on the sharing and collaborative movement
The Commons Transition Platform is a database of practical experiences and policy proposals aimed toward achieving a more humane and environmentally grounded mode of societal organization. The Commons, together with Peer to Peer dynamics, represent a third mode of societal organization that evolves away from the competitive Market State and obsolete, centrally-planned systems. It is a system based on the practices and needs of civil society and the environment it inhabits at the local, regional, national and global levels.
Emerging from Barcelona, this initiative seeks to expand the FAB City concept to a worldwide initiative of locally productive, globally connected cities, which simultaneously address a range of areas including the collaborative economy, reducing carbon emissions, zero waste, relocalisation of production and livelihoods.
The People Who Share
The People Who Share is both a movement and a socially minded business (a social enterprise) dedicated to building a world where people share skills, time, resources, knowledge, responsibility, opportunities, ideas, goods, services and stuff. The People Who Share convene Global Sharing Week, the world’s largest mass engagement campaign helping millions of people to discover the Sharing Economy.
I work to build the sharing + collaborative movement in Adelaide and Australia, which contributes to creating more connected, resilient communities; enables households, businesses and governments to save money; and helps us use less resources by better sharing what we already have.
In 2012, I set up Share Adelaide (originally Shareability SA), the first presence in Adelaide and SA about the sharing and collaborative movement, and I am the ‘ideator’ of ShareNSave, an initiative of the South Australian government which maps community sharing assets.
I am committed to strengthening the commons (the antidote to the corporatisation and enclosure of the commons), and the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Foundation lists me in its ‘100 Women Who Are Co-Creating the P2P Society’. I do this through my own initiatives, and by supporting those who are striving to progress urgent social and environmental change, steering humanity away from extreme inequality and ecological collapse, and towards a world that works for us all.
I’ve been a speaker, guest lecturer, activist, and worked at the coalface of community development and organisational change for sustainability since 1993. I cultivate extensive local, national and international networks and love playing connect the dots with a wide range of people working on environmental and social issues.
I love dogs, am a fan of 70s and 80s rock music and am going to finish the novel I’m working on any…day…now.
ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY SERVICE
Post Growth Institute
Creating Global Prosperity Without Economic Growth
In 2010, I was part of a group that co-founded the Post Growth Institute to help spark a movement for ‘the end of bigger, the start of better’.
Post Growth initiatives include Free Money Day, a global stunt designed to spark conversations about sharing; the EnRich List, a cheeky take on the Forbes Rich List, which instead celebrates those whose life and work contributes to enriching futures for all; and How On Earth, a book about how not for profit enterprise will become the primary business model by 2050.
Urban Ecology Australia
Advocating Ecological Cities Through Education + Example
I spent five years working as a full time volunteer with Urban Ecology Australia (UEA) during my university days. Based at the Centre for Urban Ecology, UEA is a nonprofit community group that promotes the development of ecological cities through education and example, and initiated Adelaide’s ‘piece of ecocity’, the internationally award-winning Christie Walk.
Lost Dogs of Adelaide
Global Footprint Network
Advancing the Science of Sustainability
In 2001, I went to the US for over a month on a Foundation for Young Australians scholarship, and studied with the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and founder of the Global Footprint Network, Mathis Wackernagel. I worked to spread the uptake of the Footprint concept in Adelaide, delivering numerous presentations and workshops. As a result of the work of a number of people, the Ecological Footprint was eventually incorporated into the Strategic Plan for South Australia.
SHARING OUTREACH + IMPACT
The Art of Commoning - In Conversation with Michel Bauwens
Sunday, December 13, 2015 1.30pm - 4pm
The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide
This free event was made possible with the support of the Office of Green Industries SA and the Department of Premier + Cabinet.
Attention makers, hackers, open source-rs, sharers, community leaders, collaborators, co-creators, transitioners, creatives + ethical entrepreneurs of Adelaide!
Are doing un(der) paid 'work for the world', or creative work of any kind, because it is your passion? Are you stuck in ‘job’ – because you have to? Would you love to find a way to sustain a livelihood with purposeful work where your skills and talents could be fully unleashed?
A new type of economy is emerging – you may have heard it called the sharing economy, the collaborative economy, the peer-to-peer economy.
- how digital technologies are enabling people to come together, physically and virtually, to share, coordinate, collaborate, to create and distribute value in a new way
- how the new economy can strengthen the resilience of our communities and support the transition to a more sustainable way of life
- how we can create co-operative livelihoods of purposeful work that enrich and sustain both the commons and those who contribute to the commons, including examples from Spain (Las Indias) and New Zealand (Enspiral)
Michel Bauwens is a world-renowned peer-to-peer and collaborative economy theorist, writer, researcher and speaker, and will give insights into many initiatives he encounters in his work and travel. Bring your ideas, challenges and stories in conversation with Michel and fellow Adelaide
'Do-ers in Residence'.
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