The rise of a new sharing economy where people share their abundance with each other. Enabled by technology and driven by factors like global recession, increasing cost consciousness and environmental concerns the movement is spreading at a great scale and pace. A new set of companies are emerging which are facilitating organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting and swapping to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal costs, and lower environmental impact. A few great examples of the new sharing economy are: ZipCar, Getaround,Couchsurfing, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, Cycle Chalao (India). There is a website on Collaborative Consumption documenting the movement as it grows and providing excellent resources around the new economy. Also a dedicated news site, shareable.net, capturing the stories of people and projects from around the world who are bringing the sharing economy to life.