yunity encourages relationships where people can share their time, skills and resources unconditionally. Through these connections and communities we prevent waste and raise awareness for a sustainable way of living.
This will be primarily achieved through the yunity platform: an open-source, ad-free and social web-application for phone and desktop; which will simplify sharing, serve to unite existing sharing platforms and enable a globalized effort for change. The platform will work in multiple languages and will give wings to the international resource saving and sharing movement.
The yunity project was started by some of the founding members of foodsharing.de, an organization which, in the last three years, has saved and distributed more than 3 million kilograms of food for free. Programmers, designers, food-savers and organizers voluntarily contributed more than 600.000 hours of their time and skills to make over 230.000 food pick-ups possible in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Combining the foodsaving story with the passionate contribution of all of our volunteers, we extend the scope to every resource available. Our aim is to enable everybody to spread the concept of unconditional sharing to every corner of the world.
The platform is about:
- connecting people who have resources such as food, items, spaces and skills that they want to share with people who need them right now.
- mapping existing opportunities like fruit trees, freeshops, repair cafés, free WiFi, giveboxes.
- crowdsourcing ideas for non-profit activities and inspiring events to find others who share the same interest and enthusiasm to evoke mutual vocations and form synergies.
- strengthening social ties and encouraging real relationships by promoting true communities in everyday life.
yunity is shifting the traditional perception of individual ownership towards the collective endeavor for distributed prosperity, facilitating the ongoing transformation towards owning less and having more. Instead of raising consumption we encourage reducing, reusing, repairing, recycling and redesigning.
In conclusion, yunity is empowering everyone to dive into the infinite possibilities that arise when we come together:
A society based on self-determination, trust and cooperation, which allows people to live up to their full potential and to preserve ecosystems for all living beings.