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If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work

If you’re unemployed it’s not because there isn’t any work Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done. So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no […]

I Won the Share or Die Storytelling Contest!

Shareable is a really great website focused on all things sharing. I’ve contributed photos to their site in the past and wrote an article for them on how to organize a community swap meet. So when they announced the “Share or Die” storytelling contest, I was psyched to participate. I made a short video about […]

For Barter or Worse: Please vote for my video about sharing!

One of my favorite sites, Shareable, is hosting a contest for stories about sharing. My submission to Share or Die is a 5-minute video about our experiences with sharing and bartering in Ithaca, through our business and through the groups Ithaca Freeskool and Share Tompkins. I hope you’ll watch my video and log-in to vote. […]

Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

‘Tis the Season for Sharing and Bartering

In Ari’s recent blog post Say Happy Holidays to the Earth and Your Neighbors, she pointed out some great ways to get gifts while supporting your local economy. If you want to take traditional money out of the equation altogether, in Ithaca, you can come to one of three (count ‘em, three!) local events in […]

April 27: Shira Speaking on a Panel at The Economics of Happiness Screening

McKenzie Jones-Rounds and I will be talking about Share Tompkins during the panel portion of this event… Wednesday, April 27, 7-9:30pm Cinemapolis 120 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY RSVP on Facebook Sustainable Tompkins is hosting a community conversation on sustainable economy at Cinemapolis. They’ll be screening the Ithaca premiere of The Economics of Happiness – […]

Shira is the subject of the first ever Sustainable Tompkins Podcast!

Share Tompkins and Shira in the NY Times!

Sharing is on the rise and our efforts in Ithaca are part of the story. In the recent article “In a Tight Holiday Season, Some Turn to Barter,” Mireya Navarro reports on the growing movement of swappers. You can read the full article and here’s an excerpt: Shira Golding, 30, a graphic designer in Ithaca, […]

Upcoming Events: Freeskool Workshops and Happenings, DIY Movie-Making, and another Really Really Free Market

Here are some classes and other events we’re involved in that are coming up in Ithaca and the surrounding area: June 5 – Theodore Case Film Festival is showing Frac Attack (thanks to the festival and to Marina for making this happen!) June 7 – Friendface 101: Intro to Social Networking June 8 – DIY […]

Fun with Powerpoint – Share Tompkins Presentation at Ignite Ithaca

A few weeks ago, we were invited to do a 5-minute presentation about Share Tompkins at the first ever Ignite Ithaca. Check out the video below and watch some of the other awesome powerpoints on YouTube. IGNITE ITHACA is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea and the guts to […]

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