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Press: Shira and Share Tompkins in Tompkins Weekly

Posted on May 10, 2011 by shira

On April 27th, McKenzie Jones-Rounds and I were invited to speak about Share Tompkins as part of the panel discussion following the community screening of the film The Economics of Happiness.

The event was featured in an article by Eric Banford in the May 2-8 issue of Tompkins Weekly. You can read the full article on the Sustainable Tompkins site and here are some key excerpts:

Share Tompkins has been hosting monthly swaps and “Really, Really Free Markets” and co-founder Shira Golding said they
have received email from all over the U.S. and as far away as the UK,
asking how to start similar ventures…

Shira Golding and McKenzie Jones-Rounds of Share Tompkins talked about real life swap examples fostered through swap meets. Jones-Round swapped for a cello that wasn’t being used for a year of
guitar lessons. She shared that, “It’s not just about the stuff we keep out of the waste stream or save money on, it’s also about instilling in the kids in the community the value of who they are and what it means to be part of something bigger than themselves. It’s good to be someplace where people aren’t just willing to share their things, but they share themselves too. We are building a resilient, self-reliant, non-monetary based economy through this.”

Related posts:

  1. Share Tompkins and Shira in the NY Times!
  2. Fun with Powerpoint – Share Tompkins Presentation at Ignite Ithaca
  3. April 27: Shira Speaking on a Panel at The Economics of Happiness Screening
  4. I Won the Share or Die Storytelling Contest!
  5. Shira is the subject of the first ever Sustainable Tompkins Podcast!


One Response to “Press: Shira and Share Tompkins in Tompkins Weekly”

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