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Lukewarm Wednesday is a campaign that involves children in healthy and sustainable cooking. Their challenge is to inspire their parents/family. It creates awareness about the origin of (organic) products in a fun way.

Lukewarm Wednesday is a campaign that involves children in healthy and sustainable cooking. Their challenge is to inspire their parents/family. It creates awareness about the origin of (organic) products in a fun way.

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Indian spices exist that make people to be able to eat more food. These spices are very old and used for military purposes originally. Cambatants would eat a lot at a certain moment in order to last for along time without any food.

Indian spices exist that make people to be able to eat more food. These spices are very old and used for military purposes originally. Cambatants would eat a lot at a certain moment in order to last for along time without any food.

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Hi Shaona,

Thank you for the tip and the info. It is indeed a very interesting device. Although I can imagine that it is mainly meant for awareness purposes. The design is great by the way.
I like your thinking around having bigger departments. I guess it can be something like a pawnshop. A store where people can bring there products and something like a 'librarian' handles the lending/sharing (for a small % of the fee maybe).
I also like the idea of a shared shed. I ran into projects of DroogLab, a Dutch design firm. They did a project last year in NY: http://www.drooglab.com/projects/events/open-house/

 

Hi Vincent, thank you for your comment. I did not know all the sites you mention. I acknowledge that there are many similar initiatives developed. What I was trying to do it to check how we can improve such systems, make them more commonly uses and how this development can change the situation of people in cities in decline.
I have the feeling that one of the reasons why all the initiatives (that I have seen) are still quite small, is because they follow a sort of Ebay manner of showing the products. A list with prices. I have the feeling that such a website is more than just getting products from some-one and start using them. People meet / help / have to trust each other in order to get their home or neighborhood out of a declining situation. And this principle, of renting and starting small ways of making money with available products, can do that. If it is done in the right way.
I am curious what you think. Unfortunately I can not add any more information in the concept itself, but I am happy to continue this conversation here.

Thanks Tejas, your additions are great! These are really good ideas actually and I will add it in the concept. I really like the deposit aspect. The threshold to use the system should be kept low though, but as long as the deposit is fas less than the price of the item it would be fine.