Thursday, March 19, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Freecycle and Thrift Shopping

Give away unwanted stuff through Freecycle ( or in the U.S., — this is a great way to reuse things and stop them going into landfill. Bonus: Organise a Freecycle event for your church, workplace or local community to exchange possessions that are no longer needed. — Carbon Fast for Lent

I’m a big St. Vinny’s fan myself, so that’s where I take our gently unused but no longer needed clothes, housewares, etc. But your local Freecycle group is another way to match your unwanted stuff with an eager recipient (check the group’s FAQs for some cautions about meeting up with strangers to exchange goods). Goodwill and the Salvation Army are also good options — and all a happy alternative to just throwing things out!

Today’s mitzvah: Don’t trash that extra stuff — look for a worthy group or eager Freecycler in your neighborhood as a happy alternative the landfill.

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