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David MacKay has written a rigorous and readable book about putting numbers behind decisions regarding energy conservation and renewable energy resources. He has made it freely available online at this link:

http://withouthotair.com/download.html

David MacKay has written a rigorous and readable book about putting numbers behind decisions regarding energy conservation and renewable energy resources. He has made it freely available online at this link: http://withouthotair.com/download.html

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Oh, I wasn't suggesting taking donations from outside. My point about Cambridge, MA was simply to point to one case where something like informal "toy libraries" have emerged organically in communities.

Hi Susanne, nice thinking.

I worked at a science center in South Africa for a time, and one of their programs, located in a township, is a toy library. Not much information on their webpage, but there is some: http://www.osizweni.org.za/programmes.aspx?mediaId=1206

Also, in Cambridge, MA most playgrounds have lots of toys (toy trucks, mini cars, sandbox toys, etc) that have been (intentionally?) left there by people in the neighborhood over time, and have become communal.

Oh, thanks, Meena! That's great. Do you have personal experience with it and/or contacts who do?