The pope is issuing an encyclical about human-caused impacts on the environment. The president tells Coast Guard Academy graduates that climate change is a clear national security issue. Climate Action Brookline chips away at our intransigence. And The Recycling Corner continues to nag.
Solid waste is a big part of the environmental discussion. Thankfully, most residents of Brookline seem to get it, and many do something about it.
In Brookline, this is what “the many” are doing about their old stationary bikes.
Joining the Freecycle network: Freecycle.org is a grassroots movement with almost 9 million members who give away their gently used stuff or get others’ gently used stuff for free — all in an effort to keep the aforementioned gently used stuff out of landfills and waste-to-energy plants. Membership is free. Local volunteers monitor the network. Finally giving up that old but in good condition stationary bicycle? Need a stationary bike to help recover from that knee replacement? Maybe freecycle.org can make the match!