At #RCBC2012, we featured a local, made-in-BC, sharing economy model. Chris Diplock presented "Vancouver’s Cooperative Tool Lending Library: A Model for Collective Resources."
Chris outlined the vision to create a community resource that will reduce the costs of improving and greening the places in which we live, work, and play. Launched in 2011, the Vancouver Tool Library (VTL) is a free-to-use cooperative tool lending library that carries a wide variety of tools for home repair, gardening, and bicycle maintenance.
About the Speaker
Chris Diplock is construction project hobbyist with an educational background in business finance and project management. He has worked on the board of both a large non-profit and a workers’ cooperative and he has recently completed a Certificate in Community Economic Development at Simon Fraser University. He served as president of the VTL during the time of this presentation.
For more information, visit their website: http://vancouvertoollibrary.com/