New website helps neighbors share stuff, be green

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Chuck Templeton

Chuck Templeton and his wife compost their waste and grow vegetables in their Lakeview backyard, but he wanted to do something that had an even greater impact on the environment. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune photo / May 24, 2011)

"People aren't about sharing and borrowing right now," Templeton said. "That's where the business model comes in. … We're building for the longer term."

For instance, when gas is $10 a gallon.

Melissa Harris can be reached at or 312-222-4582. Twitter @ChiConfidential.

Required reading

Five books that Chuck Templeton says changed his life:

•"Eaarth" by Bill McKibben

•"Storms of My Grandchildren" by James Hansen

•"Simple Prosperity" by David Wann

•"The Ecology of Commerce" by Paul Hawken

•"The Limits to Growth" by The Club of Rome
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