The Freecycle Network – Preston Group
The Freecycle Network ™
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,025 groups with 8,877,421 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free, so please sign up and find your community ‘Group’.
The Freecycle concept has since spread to over 85 countries, where there are thousands of local groups representing millions of of members — people helping people and ‘changing the world one gift at a time.’ As a result, freecycle.org are currently keeping over 500 tons a day out of landfills! This amounts to five times the height of Mt. Everest in the past year alone, when stacked in refuse wagons!
By giving freely with no strings attached, members of The Freecycle Network help instill a sense of generosity of spirit as they strengthen local community ties and promote environmental sustainability and reuse. People from all walks of life have joined together to turn trash into treasure.