What to Do with Your Unwanted Stuff: Freecycle
There is nothing more calming to the soul than a home free of unwanted clutter: It refreshes our energy in the most profound way. But once weíve sorted through it all, what to do with the piles of unwanted stuff?
Here is a great idea, and one that is catching on like wildfire. Itís freecycling–a grassroots-local web-based concept that helps you give things away that you donít need to people who do. This keeps mountains of unwanted stuff out of the garbage heap and finds it a happy home instead. It saves everyone money, itís great for the environment, and it just makes good, plain sense. It all started in Tuscon, as a way to save the desert landscape from encroaching landfills and to promote waste reduction. Is your community ready to freecycle? It only takes about 10 minutes to start a group, or there may already be one in your area. To find out, see the organizationís Web site:
By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.