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Wednesday, July 13, 2005


I might be the last to know (it wouldn't be the first time) but I just visited Freecycle. I had heard about Freecycling before but had never gotten the chance (or remembered) to check it out until today. Last night, my own mom joined freecycle to get rid of a stack of concrete blocks she can't use. She had several offers within minutes from people wanting to pick-up the blocks.
The Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by clicking on the region on the right. It will generate an automatic e-mail which, when sent, will sign you up for your local group and send you a response with instructions on how it works. Or, go directly to the Web site for your local group by clicking on your community's link on the left. Can't find a group near you? You might want to consider starting one (click on "Start a Group" for instructions).
I just joined the local Freecycle group. I think it's a great idea to help others and save the landfills for true trash.


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