There are four main ways to use and participate in the Freeconomy Community:
Skillshare is a tool that enables you to learn the skills you haven't had the time or money to learn in life yet. With the economic crisis in full swing, climate change occurring more rapidly than most expected and peak oil looming, we believe that being part of a closely knit community with a diverse group of skills could well be the security of tomorrow. Skillshare provides brilliantly for such a scenario.
Toolshare is an initiative that enables members to have access to every tool under the sun without it costing the earth. Members of this scheme in each local community get to name the tools they are willing to lend to other freeconomists, which then means that they also have access to the tools of fellow freeconomists. Not only do all freeconomists then have access to a huge pool of tools, it costs both you and the environment a lot less. And as a pleasant bonus you get to meet more of your neighbours.
We do highly recommend however that anyone borrowing a tool / electrical appliance ensures it complies with safety regulations first and also knows how to use it safely as we want this to be an accident free community!
Spaceshare is ideal for people who haven't got enough time or money to support projects they really believe in, but who have got some space to offer. This may come in the form of a room offered to a volunteer worker to enable them to continue to do their work unpaid for longer, but it may also be a small bit of office space you can lend to an ethical organisation or a space for your local community to hold courses. It's completely up to you, but if it has got a roof and is being unused, then make use of it for the benefit of our world.
The Forum is a great place to share your ideas, advice and experiences and to learn the same from others. So come on in, introduce yourself and get posting!