Saturday, April 30, 2011

Inaugural Post

I am so happy you are here reading this. I look forward to our journey together.

Today I want to share a website I found called Freecycle:

Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,940 groups with 8,399,771 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. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun!

History & Background Information

A Brief History

On May 1st, 2003, Deron Beal sent out the first e-mail announcing The Freecycle Network™ to about 30 or 40 friends and a handful of nonprofits in Tucson, Arizona. At the time Deron founded The Freecycle Network, he worked with a small nonprofit organization, RISE, which provides recycling services to downtown businesses and transitional employment to Tucsonans in need.
As the team recycled, rather than watching perfectly good items being thrown away, they found themselves calling or driving around to see if various local nonprofits could use them. Thinking there had to be an easier way, Beal set up that first Freecycle e-mail group in a way that permitted everyone in Tucson to give and to get. Freecycle was off and running. 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, we 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 garbage trucks! 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.

I am already taking my first steps on this site. Let me know if you do too.!!

Have a great day everyone. I hope to see you soon.

I am working on creating my etsy shop and working out the kinks here but we will be rollin soon.

I want this to be my garage sale finds and trash to treasure goodies that I can share with you. My recycled blog of sorts. If I do crafts with these items it will still be a big deal on my main blog but this one is my side project. Any little Nik Nack that pops in my head. Ya get it? LOL

I want to show a nicer side to our world by caring for it in a better way. I think if we make an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle all we can, this should be a shared venture. So feel free to share it with me. This is going to be my blog to voice it on.

Show me what you do and I will feature you. I want to pass the word. Let's start a trend shall we?

I want to start a linky called Salvage it Saturday. It can include what you saved from a dumpster or side of the road or thrifted or refurbished. I think this will show some super inspiration!! I can't wait!!

Let me know if you have an idea or two you'd like to see posted on here. Or if you have seen a website that has just blown you away. I am all about it!! Now get your voice on and go spread the word. I know she's not a beauty yet but you just wait... once her kinks are worked out. Oh the the places she'll go!! Can't wait to see you there!!