Rob Smith is a principal at Architects Smith Metzger
Now you can share or borrow stuff with NeighborGoods to get it done. So I had to try it.
I signed in with a user name and set up a password. At first I saw what I could borrow in Brooklyn (could have been operator error). I immediately edited my account and pinpointed where I live so I could be routed to people near me looking for something to borrow or that had something to share.
The site has you set up an inventory list of the stuff you would share. The great thing is you can establish the group you want to share with. I could set up a group of just close friends, actual neighbors, or all my Facebook friends. It was very easy to do.
I listed a hand truck and 8 foot ladder in my inventory. Now people can ask to borrow my ladder on-line. Many categories allow easy searches to find what you need. I put the ladder in the tool category.
The video on the website made me smile. Neighbors are shown walking down the sidewalk with a blender and passing it on to someone at a coffee shop; or better yet, getting a cooler from someone at a park bench.
What will people think of next to use technology and make the planet more sustainable?
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