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Fox 9: A green Halloween: How to make your spooky holiday more eco-friendly

One way to help reduce waste is to skip buying a new costume wrapped in plastic and make your own, or find a used one instead. Take sheets, old and unwanted clothing, and check out websites like freecycle.org or swap.com for free costumes. You can also check your local free/buy nothing groups on Facebook and other social media sites.

https://www.fox9.com/news/green-halloween-make-your-spooky-holiday-eco-friendly

Kingged.com: 25 Best Ways & Tips to Get Free Christian Books

19. Freecycle

Freecycle is another “give away” platform that is not just restricted to books but a variety of items are given away at no charge.

The idea behind Freecycle is to recycle as much as possible and use different items over and over again that people have need of.

Imm3rsive.com: Neighborhood App: The Best 10 Neighborhood Online Apps for Collaboration and Communication!

7. Freecycle or Buy Nothing Project

Just trying to score some freebies, eh? Alternately, do away with all the freebies. Then maybe you should check out Freecycle or the Buy Nothing Project. Freecycle networks are non-profit, community-driven, and driven entirely by volunteers, allowing people to give and receive goods in their local areas.

Money Talk News: 5 Ways to Fill Your Pantry With Free Food

Freecycle & Craigslist:

These two have been around for decades, and both have a feast-or-famine reputation: You’re either lucky enough to live where there’s a great group offering great things, or you live in a place where people try to unload some pretty awful stuff. (Fun fact: A guy in Fairbanks, Alaska, advertised free dog poop — “You shovel, you haul.”)

Back in my starving-midlife-student years, I scored some free grub from Freecycle and Craigslist. You might luck out, too.

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/5-ways-to-fill-your-pantry-with-free-food/

Money Talk News: How to Get Rid of 5 Hard-to-Sell Things

FreecycleWhen stuff doesn’t sell or isn’t handy to donate, Freecycle is your friend. Post your item on the site — I always add the disclaimer that I won’t deliver it — and you’ll often find someone will gratefully adopt your item.

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/dozen-great-ways-get-rid-hard-get-rid-stuff/

Money Talk News: 41 Free or Cheap Ways to Give to Charity

4. Freecycle it

That bike you no longer ride or trunk full of baby clothes would be welcomed by folks who can’t afford such things. See if there’s a local chapter of The Freecycle Network, or put unwanted items up for grabs on the “free” section of Craigslist.

For safety’s sake, leave the stuff on the porch or in your driveway for someone to pick up. Or, offer to meet the new owners in a public place for a drop-off.

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/you-dont-need-rich-lend-helping-hand-42-free-cheap-ways-give/

Sustainable Jungle: How & Where to Recycle Old Clothes: 17 Brands Recycling Your Textiles

About Freecycle for Recycling Old Clothes

Next time you search for “recycled old clothes near me,” check out Freecycle instead.

With grassroots groups scattered all around the world, Freecycle makes it easy to turn trash into treasure—either for straight reuse or to be upcycled into something totally new and unique. 

It’s free to post anything and local members will get notified of your listing. Sharing a picture helps, too. 

https://www.sustainablejungle.com/sustainable-fashion/recycle-old-clothes/

Penn Live: COLSTON MOORE OBITUARY

Sad news about a brilliant lady with a brilliant mind, a fellow Freecycle Moderator.

https://obits.pennlive.com/us/obituaries/pennlive/name/colston-moore-obituary?id=35452167

American City and County: The sharing economy: Helping cities meet their sustainability goals

Meet, swap

In its basic form, the sharing economy is focused on local swap, rental and gifting of assets such as space, tools, and other goods. Citizens advertise their need for an item or the items they have to spare, and rather than buying new which would create more waste, they share the items for some specified period of time. Such activities have been leveraging the internet since it was established, and today specialized platforms like Freecycle or Facebook Neighborhoods make it easier than ever. And governments stand poised to supercharge this process through facilitation and incentivization programs that make it easier and more advantageous to share.

https://www.americancityandcounty.com/2022/05/31/the-sharing-economy-helping-cities-meet-their-sustainability-goals/

HarperJames.co.uk: Meet the client: Deron Beal, Founder of The Freecycle Network

Our popular Meet the client series reveals the inside story on the organisations we support with legal services. This time, we caught up with Deron Beal, Founder and Executive Director of The Freecycle Network. He shares his inspirational story of building the largest nonprofit international gifting community and keeping over a thousand tons out of landfills and incinerators each day.

https://harperjames.co.uk/news/meet-the-client-deron-beal-the-freecycle-network/