Archive for the ‘Recycling Info’ Category

Salisbury Journal: St Mark’s project to raise funds for garden shed

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

“We’ve been given seeds, tools and compost by our local SCATS store and members of the public have donated tools and equipment through Freecycle.

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POPSOP.com: The ‘sharability’ of almost everything

Friday, June 13th, 2014

At the beginning of 2014, Time named collaborative consumption as one of the “10 ideas that will change the world.” Collaborative consumption describes a shift in consumer values, from ownership to access. Together, communities and even entire cities are using less by renting, sharing, swapping and bartering products on a scale never experienced before. OneFineStay, for example, gives people the chance to stay in someone’s house while they’re away, whilst Freecycle allows us to exchange unwanted goods for free. These are just two examples of how collaborative consumption is transforming the way we live.

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Stargunden.com: İhtiyaç Fazlası Binlerce Eşya, Her Gün İnternetten El Değiştiriyor!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Ücretsiz ikinci el eşya alışveriş çılgınlığının atası Freecycle sayesinde dünyanın dört bir yanındaki milyonlarca insan, ihtiyaç fazlası eşyalarını, onlara ihtiyacı olan kişilerle paylaşıyor. Freecycle’ın Türkiye’de de yayılmasını sağlayan Taner Ertunç’la sistem hakkında bir söyleşi gerçekleştirdik.

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Centre Daily Times:Bulk-trash pickup concludes spring spruce-up

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

• Freecycle is an email list group that allows members to offer their unwanted items to other members on the list for free. Visit www.freecycle.org for instructions on joining the Centre County Freecycle group.

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CapeCodOnline: Gonsalves: A commonwealth of lilacs

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Longtime members of the Cape Cod Freecycle online network, the Howlands have offered their purple and white lilacs free to anyone with “stout loppers or pruners” for a couple of years.

“When they bloom, we thought, instead of us trimming them, why not have people come over and do it? It’s a nice New England thing to do,” Howie explained.

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TimeOutIstanbul:Taner Ertunç röportajı

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Freecycle ile nasıl tanıştınız?
2004 yılında iş sebebi ile Almanya’daydım. Ne kadar süre kalacağım belirsizdi ve kalacak bir ev ayarlamam gerekiyordu. Evimi kiralarken eski kiracının satmaya razı geldiği her şeyi satın aldım. Daha sonra o yıl dünyada en hızlı büyüyen sivil toplum kuruluşunun freecycle olduğu ile ilgili bir haber okudum ve Almanya’da bulunduğum şehrin freecycle grubuna üye oldum. Evde kalan eksiklerimi de oradan zaman içinde tamamladım. Sistemin başarı ile işlediğine şahit olunca, işimin gerektirdiği İstanbul dönüşlerimin birinde, 2005 yılı içerisinde İstanbul Freecycle grubunu kurdum.

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The Daily News Journal: Smyrna Heart of Giving

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Warrick and Taraska first met on Murfreesboro Freecycle, a group that serves as a message board to connect those giving items away for free. The eventually added Jennifer Underwood and Twila Bilbrey. Among the four of them, they manage a Facebook page 500 members strong.

“We were talking one day and I said, ‘Let’s do a Smyrna Freecycle,’” Taraska said.

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Western Courier: EarthFest teaches sustainability

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The Freecycle station was a huge hit. Freecycle promotes the idea of recycling items by donating them to others, rather than throwing them out, and encourages individuals to be conscious of what they throw away. The Freecycle station at EarthFest held many treasures from clothes to light bulbs. Although EarthFest is only done once a year, there is a McDonough County Freecycle Network located at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mcdonoughcoilFreecycle/info.

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Newsday: How to get rid of unwanted stuff in NYC

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Lai is also an active volunteer in the NYC Freecycle group, which was founded in 2003 and now has more than 55,000 members. Givers post “offers” of what they have to give away (tea pots, telephones, chairs, baby clothing) and then sift through responses.

People searching for something specific can also post “wanted” notices. (Disclosure: this reporter has given away air conditioners, shoes and electronics on Freecycle and is still watching the television that a delightful Brooklyn lawyer gave her via Freecycle after he upgraded.)

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Waco Tribune Herald: Fabulous! Celebrate Earth Day with small green lifestyle changes

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

8. . Join Freecycle to find items you need or get rid of items you don’t. The Freecycle Network is made up of 5,121 groups with 7,064,695 members around the world. It’s a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free at www.freecycle.org.

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