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Home Sharing Makes Good Environmental Sense

Home Share Now has expanded its mission to embrace participants who want to lead more environmentally responsible lives. Traditionally known as a program that helps frail seniors stay at home (and they do!), Home Share Now’s approach to sharing homes and building relationships is now a very practical way to support smart growth principals. By using existing housing stock to combine households, home sharing uses space, energy, and resources more efficiently. As gas prices continue to rise and Vermont’s economy remains sluggish, Home Share Now’s expanded mission is even more timely. One participant last year saved more than $10,000 in commuting costs and 16 tons of carbon by cutting her commute from 90 to two miles per day. Learn more at www.homesharenow.org or call 802-479-8544.