If you want to feel good and simultaneously do some good for the earth, I suggest you check out Freecycle.org
Freecycle is a nonprofit, grassroots movement with 5,000+ groups worldwide. People give/get stuff for free, locally.
The movement is saving you from being sucked into the corporate wormhole; Buy. Break. Toss. Repeat.
Help you $$$ SAVE MONEY$$$ and give yourself the opportunity to find cool, new-to-you stuff.
The best part? Things that are still good and usable stay out of landfills!
So why not reduce waste, save our valuable resources and give a gift to someone who will truly appreciate it? Giving feels good and it is 100% FREE
The posts come in two formats:You post what you want (politely) and hope somebody has it. You can also offer something to the community. To make it fair for everyone, if you get something from a wanted ad, moderators suggest you offer members at least one thing back:It takes a bit of time to get a response. To be honest, I really didn’t expect anybody to give me a mini-fridge. Lucky me! I picked the fridge up yesterday and will be using it in the fall for fruits and veggies on campus. :]Do some good for the community, your pocket and the environment. Arisetotrash and check out Freecycle.orgWho doesn’t like free stuff?
“By giving freely with no strings attached, members of The Freecycle Network help instill a sense of generosity of spirit as they strengthen local community ties and promote environmental sustainability and reuse. People from all walks of life have joined together to turn trash into treasure.” – Freecycle’s about page.