TIME Magazine calls collective consumption one of the 10 ideas that will change the world. But the thing about collaborative consumption is that it thrives on critical mass. There is huge potential for, workshops, CD projects and more in this concept. The concept builds on the face that as consumers people are moving from wanting to own stuff to wanting to access it! Think of all the things that people have to in their homes and only use occasionally?!

www.collaborativeconsumption.com

www.greenvillages.com.au – our top collaborative consumption sites

If you share the passion of some NEVCOP members to explore and support local food production - check out these couple of sites for some great ideas that could be happening in your community.

www.sustainabletable.org.au

www.localharvest.org.au

The Slow Movement is about reconnecting with food, people, places, and life: these are the things that give us meaning. It isn't anti-work or even anti-capitalist; in fact, as Carl Honoré says in his book, In Praise of Slow:"The secret is balance. Instead of doing everything faster, do everything at the right speed. Sometimes fast. Sometimes slow. Sometimes somewhere in between. Being slow means never rushing, never striving to save time just for the sake of it. It means remaining calm and unflustered even when circumstances force us to speed up."

Read more at www.smh.com.au – hurry up and slow down