(Español) Guidd – la plataforma de turismop2p que busca sinergias y sostenibilidad en zonas rurales

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Signs of a need for change?

Crowdfunding

About a month and a half back, just after finishing my talk about the collaborative economy at my hometown in front of 70 Portuguese visitors (who had come due to the 600th anniversary of the Portuguese conquest of Ceuta), I remember that the president of the Agavi association (Antonio de Souza-Cardoso) immediately highlighted the importance … Read more…

A lift in human consciousness towards the environment?

Climate change

I’m resuming my writing on the blog after noticing an interesting coincidence this week. Around the same time the month of Ramadan started for Muslims, we have also seen an unprecedented worldwide call for action by Pope Francis on climate change issues. Photo: by Steve Evans under a Creative Commons license on Flickr Ramadan on one … Read more…

About Failure

By Kunal Chabaldas – @KChabaldas – #YourTurnChallenge – #day6 I am writing this post after having the blog fully inactive for a week, my last blogpost was from day 5 of YourTurnChallenge, where we were supposed to “ship” 7 days in a row. Clearly I failed in this challenge, there may be a few reasons to … Read more…

Understanding and playing a role

By Kunal Chabaldas – @KChabaldas – #YourTurnChallenge – #day4 It seems like the writing habits at the nights of this challenging week are already turning into a routine. Honestly, I had to watch the TV report “En Tierra Hostil” episode about Ceuta during last night itself, to write the #day3 post straight after, and today … Read more…

A collaborative revolution

By Kunal Chabaldas – @KChabaldas – #YourTurnChallenge – #day1 I started blogging almost 3 years ago after something as simple as excess stock in our warehouse got me in the quest for alternative solutions, getting me to think about “simple tools” for considerably bigger problems. As this small everyday issue lead me to gain awareness … Read more…

Carsharing alternatives: Opportunity or Threat?

When we hear about global issues addressed by world leaders over the years, the ever increasing pollution levels, environmental and sustainability concerns are often among the main topics of discussion. By 1997 it appeared that mayor advances were on the way with the signing of the Kyoto protocol and growing investments in renewable energy during … Read more…

The power of community marketplaces in the 21st century

Back in 2007, two friends and I were planning a short holiday to attend the famous San Fermín festival that takes place in Pamplona (northern Spain). Since it was a last minute decision, all hotels and hostels were fully booked and it was extremely difficult to find accommodation for those dates. A couple of days … Read more…

From Excess Stock to P2P marketplaces & Collaborative Consumption

I am from a small town called Ceuta in Spain. Due to its peculiar location at the tip of Africa overlooking the strait of Gibraltar, many families depend on wholesale businesses selling mainly to the North African market. My family has owned one of these businesses for the last 40 years or so, but we’re … Read more…