Here’s an idea I just adored: Shibukasa is an umbrella-loaner based in Tokyo. Basically, when it sudden rains and you have no umbrellas on you (just like me, everytime) you can borrow them in cafés, stores, any point around city that provides it. After showers are over, just return it in any provider point you can.
Why is it green? Avoids disposable umbrellas. You don’t spend any money: they’re free, good quality and borrowers receive Earth Day Money after bringing it back.
Acording to Hiroki Suehara, 21, a student at Aoyama Gakuin University and head of Symbol of Life, “Using a shibukasa and bringing it back so that other people can use it is considered both an environmentally friendly activity and a deed of helping others,” explaining why the project was well received by the Earth Day Money Association. (From japantimes)