Waste not. Want not. Share it.

Our current economic situation poses the immense challenge of increased costs of living, driving, and eating; of high and consistent unemployment; and of precarious work. When expenses increase and revenue can’t keep up, we must cut costs, or get creative.

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Ian Froude
Tool Library Builds Presence In St. John’s

Ever start a "do it yourself" garden or home reno project only to run into a situation where you need some type of tool but don't want to shell out the money to buy it for a single use? There's now a means to acquire said tool without making the big purchase.

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Ian Froude
First tool library to be established in Newfoundland

Ian Froude, St. John's Tool Library founder,  said in a news release, “We know that a tool library can result in dozens of new neighbourhood projects; thousands of dollars saved by individuals and families; thousands of pounds of food produced in backyards; and significant reduction in landfill waste. The possibilities to strengthen families and communities are endless.”

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Ian Froude
Need a circular saw? A St. John's man looks to open city's first tool library

"Its been fantastic," he said. "It's only been a couple of weeks that I've been...public about the idea. And there's a lot of interest in the community. It's been really great."

Froude is now looking for a place to set up shop.

"Not everyone has a group of friends that has the tools in the shed that they'll lend out," he said. "So what I'm trying to do is make all those tools accessible."

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Ian Froude