Monday, October 27, 2008

moving to a share economy

I discovered/rediscovered ways to live cheaply or using no money this week.
New discovery, a place on the net called Freecycle where people post things they want to give away or post things that they need. We have been trying to get an old, but still working freezer a useful home, but without success. I signed up for our local freecycle and within a half hour the freezer was picked up by a young father who wants to have a place to put his vegetables from a fall garden and hopefully some venison that he will hunt or have given to him. It was so gratifying to be able to give something away that as the mission of the national organization says"t's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills."
Only down side, once you register you get the postings sent to your email, and that can be several or more a day depending on how busy the local freecycle is, but I just use the delete.
And the picture? Well not connected, really just that feeling of free...floating..recycling?

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