Friday, March 10, 2006

Do you have an item or items you no longer use or need? Looking for something? FREE!

Check Out Freecycle -It's FREE and it's Great!

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.

The Freecycle Network was started in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson's downtown and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. The Network provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to "recycle" unwanted items. One person's trash can truly be another's treasure!

How does it work?When you want to find a new home for something -- whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door -- you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of the local Freecycle group. Or, mayb
e you're looking to acquire something yourself. Simply respond to a member's offer, and you just might get it. After that, it's up to the giver to decide who receives the gift and to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure.

Our main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.
Non-profit organizations also benefit from The Freecycle Network. Post the item or items you want to give away and specify that you wish the gift to go to a nonprofit cause. It's entirey your choice! It's a free cycle of giving.

Think globally, recycle locally. The Freecycle Network is open to all communities and to all individuals who want to participate. Freecycle groups are moderated by local volunteers from across the globe who facilitate each local group - grassroots at its best! .

Freecycle™ Groups:
Canada Germany United Kingdom International US Northeast US Central US Southern US Southwest US West Coast US Pacific All National Websites:United Kingdom Deutschland

Watch a short animation about Freecycle™

© 2003-2006, The Freecycle Network™. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Rebecca Rouilly said...

Thanks for this information. I had heard about this but never got around to looking into it. What a great idea.