Have you come across Freecycle yet? If not, you just don’t know what you’re missing!
Freecycle groups have now been set up across the UK and give you the chance to donate everything from old toys to pianos to someone who could make use of them.

So instead of going to the council tip with your old kitchen cupboards, computer or TV, join a local freecycle group and put your goods on offer.

And if there’s something you need, you can also post Wanted messages. It’s amazing how often someone out there has just what you want. (I’m speaking from experience here, having picked up a metronome and a new computer monitor from people in my local group J).

Giving away goods on Freecycle is a great way to keep waste out of landfill and re-using products helps to reduce the demand for manufacturing – thereby reducing C02.

Freecycle was originally set up in America but has taken off in a big way in the UK – after all, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure! You can search for a group in your area at Freecycle – and if there isn’t one nearby, isn’t it time you started one?

And, since you’re going to be online signing up to Freecycle, why not click through to The Big Ask – an online march organised by Friends of the Earth to push the government for tougher climate change laws.

Earlier this week, the number of “marchers” stood at over 172,000 but there’s room for many more! You can log on at The Big Ask and upload a short video or animation and view some of the famous marchers who have already joined.

You can also view clips made by ordinary people – and there’s a search box where you can look for friends who have already joined. See you there !




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