Sharing tools with members and helping them live more sustainably. Edinburgh Tool Library minimise their carbon footprint by reducing the need for ownership of tools that aren’t regularly used.
“The story of the Edinburgh Tool Library began in the summer of 2013, when I was visited by a friend from Toronto. While chatting about social enterprise, she told me about a her home town’s new tool library, which lent out equipment to it’s members. I thought this was a great idea and made so much sense, so I started looking into it. Emails were exchanged with the Toronto Tool Library and arrangements were made for my return visit to Toronto the following October.
After a few days catching up with friends, sports and hostelries I hadn’t seen in a long time, I popped in to the Toronto Tool Library to meet Ryan Dyment, who was running the show that day, and one of the driving forces behind the project. I had a great afternoon, learning about how everything worked, the challenges I could expect, and picking up all sorts of advice. Ryan was a goldmine of info, but what I was really struck by on my visit was an encounter with another visitor.” Read the rest of Chris’s story at The Edinburgh Tool Library website >>