Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Freecycle

Sometimes we hear about embodied energy - the energy used to make an item. Similarly, items also have embodied emissions. This is one reason recycling is so great - it takes a lot less energy to recycle something than to make a new one from scratch.


But today i'm talking about freecycle - an online community where people give away things they no longer need. It keeps stuff out of landfills, and provides people with usable items. At freecycle.org you can join your local freecycle group and start giving (or getting) items.

1 comment:

Shelagh said...

I love Freecycle. The more I've been using it, the more it also feels like a small community. I've actually gotten to know a few people by using it, and it is so wonderful to both give and receive something that is useful to someone else.

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