To join your soapbox, I will add that in the US where I live, many of the young as well as middle aged people have grown so accustomed to the cheap Harbor Freight type tools that unless its a one and done (hopefully) we don't see the wisdom in buying GOOD tools.
While I disagree, I have failed in my efforts to support a TOOL exchange, Makerspace, Time Bank and even Community Gardens because there was so little interest by the community I live in (Tampa). In addition, the local schools have been very slow to teach kids about sustainability, alternative careers to college, and even the Collaborative Process.
It is discouraging. Although I see some progress with grassroots efforts, and even organizations like Verge and other Green Building efforts, progress is impeded by the lack of knowledge at every level, but mostly by the greed of government officials and private businesses. I have hope that the Market will decide, and people will start wanting a more civilized discourse, and also a simpler life that includes the satisfaction of knowing HOW to work on their own house and land, but an openminded view to the sacred economy. But first we have to get off our asses, away from our phones, and start doing instead of observing (and commenting)