Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Freecycle" Your Materials

Call it a "green" movement, organization, or whatever you want to call it, Freecycle is something to consider in joining if you hate to fill the landfills because those things may still be usable or someone else could benefit from them. According to Freecycle's website: "It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills."

In other words, Freecycle is not a charity to help the less fortunate, but to pollute the Earth less which is important for generations to come. I think it is a neat concept because it shows that we as individuals or as a collective group can help improve the Earth in different ways.

There are over 4,000 Freecycle groups with more than 4 million members worldwide. You do not join a general international group. What you do is find your own town or county, and sign up at the local level. I had learned about this organization from a friend who is an avid user of Freecycle, so I assigned up, I will be sure to write a post about my experience in the near future.

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This is awesome!