Patch.com: Reduce. Reuse. Freecycle.

You call yourself “green.” You conserve. You recycle, reduce and reuse. But do you Freecycle?

Freecycle is a grassroots, nonprofit movement to keep good, useful stuff out of landfills. Its mission is “to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources and eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.”

The idea is as simple as it is wonderful and inspiring: to connect people who have unwanted items with others who can use them. There are over 8 million members in nearly 5,000 local networks worldwide. That’s a lot of free stuff!

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