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The Riot Act: Living the good life on the cheap (or even for free!)

THE FREE STUFF

Freecycle

The Freecycle Network is a global phenomena and, founded in Tucson Arizona in 2003, one of the earliest platforms to encourage gifting. It is based on environmental principles, and Freecycle claims that its recycling initiatives ensures that over 500 tonnes a day of waste are kept out of landfill. There are over 9 million Freecyclers globally. There is one Freecycle group in Canberra with nearly 3,000 member.

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WEWUNIK: ‘Kind’ cycle a web boom – Albany Times Union

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Justin Atenzon, 6, and Michelle Atenzon, 9, with a mannequin ship their household obtained from Freecycle, an internet neighborhood that curbs environmental waste by recycling outdated gadgets inside communities somewhat than sending them to landfills. much less
Justin Atenzon, 6, and Michelle Atenzon, 9, with a mannequin ship their household obtained from Freecycle, an internet neighborhood that curbs environmental waste by recycling outdated gadgets inside communities somewhat than sending … extra

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Supply No. 5823548 had all of the cadence and intrigue of a Hemingway quick story: “Cookie press. Model new by no means used,” the topic line learn.

The true story, much less so: Consumer mk0120 simply did not need the factor, and had no space for storing or spritz cookies cravings. It was gone the subsequent day, directions included.

The provide, posted to Albany’s on-line Freecycle neighborhood, is one in all a whole bunch of native day by day giveaways that comprise the rising so-called “present economic system.” The Freecycle Community, based in Arizona in 2003 and lately has unfold by way of the Capital Area, challenges members to desert the standard quid-pro-quo economic system in favor of environmental and social altruism.

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wrdw12: Other ways you can donate used toys for Christmas

– Freecycle / Yard Sale Groups: If you want to get rid of a toy quickly, use a site such as Freecycle to post items that you’d like to give away. Also, check Facebook for local yard sale groups, those are other places to get rid of toys.

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Liberation.fr: La seconde vie des jouets

«C’est dommage de les jeter alors qu’ils pourraient encore servir à quelqu’un qui n’a pas forcément les moyens d’en acheter des neufs, estime Marina Vaillant, de Freecycle, un réseau qui permet à chacun de donner des objets dont il ne veut plus. Mes filles, qui ont 6 et 9 ans, sont contentes de savoir que d’autres enfants auront leurs jouets, parce qu’elles savent que ça leur fera plaisir. Et puis ça fait de la place dans la chambre pour en avoir de nouveaux.»

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Kaizen Magazine: “changing the world, step by step”

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Lancaster Edge Gazette: Freecycle founder returns to roots

LANCASTER – Deron Beal isn’t just back in town for the Fairfield County Fair, but he’s looking forward to it.

The executive director of the Freecycle Network came to kick off the annual Ohio University Lancaster Friends of the Library speaker series Thursday in Wagner Theatre.

Freecycle is a free website where users can post things they would normally trash, or even look for free items. There’s no exchange of money, just items.

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aarp.org: Living on a Budget

This nonprofit movement consists of more than 5,000 local groups — and some 9 million members — all around the world. It’s all about keeping good stuff out of landfills by allowing members to give away items they no longer need, as well as search for things they can use that someone else might want to jettison. And it’s all free, including membership. — Istock

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Greenfield Daily Reporter: Column: Recycling

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Atlanta Journal Constitution: More than 12 easy ways going green in Atlanta can save you money

Join the Freecycle Network and get (and give) free stuff.

The Freecycle Network is a nonprofit movement of people dedicated to keeping good items out of landfills. With several groups in metro Atlanta, you can find things such as TVs, toys, children’s clothing, furniture — even free packing boxes. The Freecycle Network is made up of 5,286 groups with 9,127,254 members around the world. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is free. https://www.freecycle.org/

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CapitalFm Kenya: 3 Ways to score home decorating bargains

You may also want to consider neighbourhood Freecycle groups. These are group in which people who want to get rid of items give them away for free. Of course there is a good possibility that furniture and home décor offered through Freecycle could use refurbishing but, if you enjoy a little DIY, you never know what kind of gems you can find.

Happy decorating!

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