Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I would like to put in a plug for a terrific idea that originated in Tucson, Arizona. The name of the project is Freecycle and can be found at The long and the short of this site is that you get stuff for free, you get rid of stuff you don't want and we don't fill up landfill space with items that others could really use. To me, everybody wins. A few comments about the site: It is not all that user-friendly, at first, but once you get the idea, it, actually, is pretty user-friendly. It takes a little while to be able to get going - they have to approve you - but all of that is done to make sure it is used appropriately by people who really have an interest in doing it right. I, truly, hope that lots of us get involved with this as I think it is an awesome, environmentally responsible, idea. And, besides that, who can argue with getting stuff you need for free?!?
According to the site:
"The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,675 groups with 6,365,000 members across the globe. 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. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free."

Click to join DownersGrove-WoodridgeFreecycle

Click to join DownersGrove-WoodridgeFreecycle

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