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VIDEO: Rural farmers unite to feed Wall Street protestors

From November, 2011: “How rural farmers, an unemployed chef and a protestor named Heather are getting 1,000 dinners served at Occupy Wall Street every night”. I’m posting this because I just watched it and realized that Ithaca farmers get a shout out! I feel like our little city is a part of history in the […]

‘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 […]

Press: Shira and Share Tompkins in Tompkins Weekly

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 […]

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 – […]

Utopia Now: Don’t get rich, get scuffling!

I’m reading Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn and it’s so great that before I’ve even finished it, I can say: Read this book! Please read this book. This book is like a manual to help us solve the ills of the world, while meeting our needs in a way that’s infinitely […]

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 […]

Books: Searchable, free, earth-friendly, and extremely organized

I read a lot and am always keeping lists of books I want to read. After cutting and pasting into text documents for years it occurred to me there must be a better way to do this; sure enough, there is. I tried LibraryThing (not free after 300 books!) and Google’s My Library (lousy interactivity […]

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