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Gothenburg: The World's Most Sociable City

Gothenburg: The World's Most Sociable City

Sep 16, 2017-- Gothenburg, like all cities, has its pros and cons. Despite problems with segregation and reliance on fossil fuels, Sweden's second city has a lot to offer in terms of collaboration and community, being voted the "world's most sociable city" earlier this year. The nonprofit organization Kollaborativ Ekonomi Goteborg (Collaborative Economy Gothenburg) discusses the 12 ways Gothenburg is encouraging a collaborative community, improving its environmental footprint, teaching valuable life skills, and bringing people together. From programs encouraging visitors and tourists to 'meet the locals' to libraries that loan everything from books to sewing machines, Gothenburg is a great model of what is possible when people from all walks of life work together for the common good. (7036 reads)

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Take ActionYou don't need to live in Europe to implement or participate in a collaborative economy. Any organization that relies on people helping each other out, rather than on large corporations, is an example of a sharing or collaborative economy. Ride sharing, tool libraries, couch surfing, and community gardens are all examples of how people can come together for the betterment of all. Find a local organization contributing to your own collaborative community and consider donating your time or money. Can't find one near you? Why not get some friends together and start your own!

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