The U.S. Army issued the following news:
It’s called a “gift economy” and by all accounts, it’s a win-win situation. The idea is simple: Drop off used items you no longer need or desire, (appliances, electronics and clothes, etc.) and search though an array of replaceable gifts. No money is exchanged, and no usable items will crowd an already overflowing landfill. One man’s trash freely becomes another man’s treasure.
“Freecycle” facilities are popping up all over the U.S., and beginning Earth Day, Grafenwoehr will reap the benefits of this display of community giving. The Grafenwoehr Freecycle, located in Building 441, will host its grand opening April 22, from 10 a.m.-noon. Building 441 is right next to the Grafenwoehr Car Care Center, across the street from the baseball fields near Gate 6.
Monday, April 15: Consumption, trash and recycling
– No Impact Freecycle Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the atrium of the Havener Center. The freecycle is a no-money “yardsale.” The public is welcome to donate any household items they no longer use and take home any donated items they find interesting. No cash changes hands and leftover items will be donated to a local resale shop.
FREECYCLE: Thrifty shoppers can swap unwanted clothes and other items at a Freecycle Live event in Bicester Methodist Church next Saturday, January 26.
Running from 10am to 2pm at the church on the corner of Sheep Street and Bell Lane, the event is being hosted by Grassroots Bicester and Cherwell District Council.
Give the gift of reading this holiday season, by donating gently used books to Great Start’s Freecycle Book Bins. The project, which allows families to take home free books from community locations, has been so successful that the need for additional books continues to grow.
Leadership Little Traverse’s class of 2013 took on the Freecycle Book Bins, started by the Great Start Collaborative and Great Start Parent Coalition, as its service learning project. The group is currently seeking used or new books, ranging from infant board books to chapter books. Drop off locations include the Harbor Springs Library, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Apple Bagels, Petoskey Library, and Petoskey Area Chamber of Commerce by December 21.
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Cambridge community flocked to the Science Center on Friday to drop off their unwanted items in exchange for the latest finds at Harvard’s FreeCycle.
The free give-and-take event, hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Program and the Facilities Maintenance Operations Recycling & Solid Waste Removal group, is held every three to four months on campus.
“They’re our way of making sure that good items don’t go to the trash,” said Brandon P. Geller, senior coordinator of the FAS Green Program.
MIDLAND – Local residents will have a chance to save items from going to the landfill while picking up useful – and free – stuff next weekend.
Georgian College’s Robbert Hartog Midland campus will host the third Freecycle Trunk Exchange on May 12 from 9-11 a.m.
The event is like a giant garage sale, but all items are free. No money, no trades and no bartering.
A similar event in October of last year saw more than 200 people contribute furniture, toys, home décor items and more.
Freecycle is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce waste, save precious resources, and ease the burden on landfills. For more information, visit www.freecycle.org.
The city recommends residents consider donating useable goods to charity or allowing others in the community to use them. Waste Management is also a sponsor of Freecycle, an online network where members give away and receive items for free in their own communities. Visit freecycle.org for more information.
You don’t need to contribute to our island’s landfill problems just because you have stuff that needs to go. Instead, how about donating all that useless but otherwise still viable hardware to the recycling day at Baldwin High School?
Hammerhead Recycling and Community Work Day Program have hui’d together to coordinate this day of sustainability with several other of the island’s recycling agencies. On Saturday, Feb. 25, bring scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, beverage containers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, laptop batteries, printer cartridges, newspaper, cardboard, telephone books, magazines, plastic grocery bags, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, reusable paint, clothing and other household items to the high school between 8am and 2pm. You will be rid of these items, and keep them out of the landfill.
Everybody’s favourite Saturday morning TV show Swapshop is back. But before you reach for those unwanted Christmas gifts, Monkey has to inform you it’s for one day only. Yes, the pre-eBay and Freecycle way of getting rid of stuff is being revived for one day at London’s Victoria station next Wednesday for a marketing stunt by Confused.com. Noel Edmonds will not be there but Keith “Cheggers” Chegwin will, natch. Suggestions that makeup company Nude is doing a similar stunt by bringing back Cheggers’ infamous Channel 5 show Naked Jungle for a day are wide of the mark. Thankfully.
New year, fresh start.
How do you get rid of those things that you don’t use anymore but that are still perfectly usable?
Pima County Public Library is partnering with Freecycle™ to present the second annual free Post-Holiday Swap on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at eight library branches.