London, UK - Events Local News Contact
Hey there! If you stopped to read this, wow, you're awesome! And since you're that awesome, maybe you'd be willing to check out this super sweet, not-so-top-secret campaign to take Films For Action to the next level of awesome in our quest to change the world. All the details here. Cheers!
The Wheel Project
New Swapping Community. Engage, Recycle, Exchange!
By Mariavittoria Scala / lostinsamsara.co.uk
Jul 7, 2015

Have you ever felt like you didn't have enough money? And even if you had a bit more it still seemed it was not enough?

Nowadays what we do for a living or what we are allowed to experience seems to be measured by money. Lately, however, we are shifting. We are becoming more aware of what is important and we are connecting with others increasingly. People started changing (or maybe just going back) to a different approach to life. We realised money is not everything and websites where is possible to share your house or give away all that you don't need started to become popular. Of course the system we live in is based on money so we need it to survive, but maybe we should give it less power than it has now.

We thought how beautiful it is when among our circle of friends and family we can share things and skills. We thought it would be amazing to bring this concept on a larger scale. Exchanging things allows us not just to save money but also to reduce waste and over consumption.

Think what happens if you need to fix your PC. Probably if your brother is good with IT stuff you would ask for his help. In return, maybe you could bake that cake he really likes. No money involved, but surely a stronger connection and a great experience can come from it. We believe that recreating this concept among members of a bigger community is not just possible, but it strengthens a phenomenon that is already happening. The Wheel Project has been designed to bring people together and as a tool to engage and exchange either stuff or skills. You can do it online and meet new people or you can just pass by the shop with something to exchange and see what's there for you. 

Have a look at the website, watch the video and join at http://www.lostinsamsara.co.uk/wheel

0.0 ·
0
Featured Films
Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future (2018)
85 min Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative...
Generation Revolution (2017)
72 min Introducing the powerful stories of London’s new generation of black and brown activists, Generation Revolution explores the successes and unexpected challenges these inspiring young people face. Motivated by the desire for a more equal future, they embark on the rewarding...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2018)
440 min Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race...
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
92 min Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our...
Within Reach (2013)
87 min Within Reach explores one couple's pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars, and traditional houses to 'bike-pack' 6500 miles around the USA seeking sustainable community. Rather than looking in a traditional neighborhood, they...
Fall and Winter (2013)
102 min This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and the...
Trending Today


Love Films For Action? Become a Patron.

The goal is to go 100% ad-free by next year and become 100% member supported. Would you be willing to make a monthly pledge? A few dollars per month times the power of a few thousand awesome people will get us to where we need to be. Click here to join.

If you'd prefer to make a one-time donation, you can do that here. Many thanks!

Join us on Facebook
The Wheel Project