Embrace the sharing economy
Sharing rather than owning can help you save money, earn income, lower your carbon footprint, meet new people, build community, and enhance choice and convenience. The benefits are clear(!) so it’s really just a matter of changing your mindset. Instead of owning a car, try to bike and use car sharing programs. Or if you do own a car, try renting it out so others can use it and don’t need to buy one themselves. If you need a new product, try posting on your local fb buy nothing group or ask your fb friends if someone has one they want to sell or lend you. There are countless apps that facilitate the sharing economy as well, such as parkwhiz, kijiji, turo, dogvacay, zipcar, task rabbit, and fon. Check them out and see how you can incorporate them into your routine.