We met up with Jay Austin, co-founder of Boneyard Studios, a tiny home community where he owns tiny home of his own dubbed “The Matchbox”.
“Captain Planet, heee’s our heeeero, gonna take pollution down to zeeeero.”
The lyrics of a theme song that once was. Many of us 90s kids have seen the Captain Planet TV series: a story about about 5 diverse eco-loving kids from different parts of the world, known as the Planeteers. They were given rings with special powers by Gaia (the spirit of the Earth). Each ring represents a fundamental force of nature- Air, Water, Wind, Earth, and Heart. When these kids come together and let their powers combine, they summon Captain Planet. He then comes to support the Planeteers to combat villains that are destroying the planet.
How the Sharing Economy is Winning
Need something done? There’s an app for that!
The sharing economy is an economic system where goods and services are shared rather than individually owned and it's largely operated online. There are thousands of services being offered on websites or apps that can make your life simple, save time and money, and reduce stress.
An excerpt from "Everything That Remains" by Joshua Millburn
"We hold onto stuff we don't need, just in case we might need it down the road in some nonexistent, more secure future. If such accoutrements are flooding our lives with discontent, they are not secure. In fact, the opposite is true. Discontent is uncertainty. And uncertainty is insecurity. Hence, if you are not happy with your situation, no matter how comfortable it is, you won't ever feel secure.
Having potluck parties are the best. Everyone shares the responsibility of bringing food and you can taste of variety of delicacies without breaking the bank. And when we found out that Holstee was encouraging people to have potluck parties to raise money for the Food Corps, we were in. #holsteepotluck
Hey there! Welcome to the world of Offload Labs. We are super stoked to launch this project. I mean, what’s not to love about figuring out ways to simplify your life and have fun with a healthy concern for environment, economics, and society? Our goal is to create a toolkit of habits, products, and services that people and organizations can use to make deliberate decisions about offloading the unnecessary excess in their lives, in order to create time, space, and money for more important things- like traveling, learning, relaxing, and creating.
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