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The Green Life: Green Your Community: Share Tools

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February 23, 2009

Green Your Community: Share Tools

Join a tool lending library Green neighborhoods aren't just good for the planet: When times are tough, strong communities can ease financial burdens and provide emotional support. This week we're providing tips for getting by with a little help from your friends and neighbors.

Tip#1: Join a Tool-Lending Library

Save money and reduce your consumption by pooling resources with your neighbors. Tool-lending libraries allow members to borrow supplies for gardening, repair, or construction projects. Wikipedia has a short list of tool libraries in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Your 'hood not on the list? Create your own library with a group of friends or make connections online.

--Thanks to Green Life reader Laurie Rambo for this tip.

Share your tips: How do you share resources in your community?

Tip#2: Meet and Eat

Tip#3: Get Deals on Bicycles

Tip#4: Set a Green Example

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