Society is at a crossroads. We can either continue on the path of consumption at any cost, or we can make new choices that will lead to a happier, more rewarding life, while helping to preserve the planet for future generations. Unfortunately, we can't all afford to install solar panels or buy a Prius. Does this mean we are doomed in our quest to live a truly sustainable life?
According to our next guest, collaborative consumption is a new way of living, in which access is valued over ownership, experience is valued over material possessions, and "mine" becomes "ours," and everyone's needs are met without waste.
Beth Buczynski is a freelance writer and editor who covers clean technology, sustainable design and environmental issues. Her new book is Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption.