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How We Can Use the Sharing Economy to Combat Climate Change

A seven-degree increase in the average global temperature would be catastrophic for life on Earth. How do we harness the institutional shift brought about by the sharing economy to confront the monumental challenge of climate change?

Our roundtable participants were optimistic that recent innovations of the peer-to-peer economy can continue to shift the way we work, travel, and live. We discussed the idea of shifting our value system from prioritizing things to prioritizing experiences.

“I do want to close with this idea of maintaining this sense of urgency and ‘oh my God this is right around the corner’ so each one us has to be really actively and proactively talking to get this change to happen,” said Zipcar Cofounder and former CEO Robin Chase.