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I have been a Freecycle board moderator for two years so I have unique insight into this amazing group. I would like to share what I've learned during that time to help anyone who is interested in participating in the Freecycle community. Freecycle is a worldwide network of "gifting" groups whose purpose is diverting reusable goods from landfills. Members are looking to recycle unwanted items and save the environment. For those who are committed to keeping things out of landfills, Freecycle is a great resource. Even more, you can use Freecycle to: * Subtly advertise for free a group you belong to such as Makerspace *Get rid of something (especially bulky) quickly without having to pay any disposal fees and/or gas to transport to the landfill *Meet new people who may share your interests *No cost to ask for something (for free) you need or want *Earn extra bonus karma points for giving away something for free to someone who can use it

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  • 1. July 11, 2014 6:30 pm Dallas Makerspace *Freecycle for Makers Joyce Avila Freecycle Forum Moderator (Volunteer Position) for 2 years Or Anyone Else Who wants to Reuse, Reduce, or Recycle

2. Freecycle Origin Born of desire to save Arizona desert landscape from being overtaken by landfills. 3. FREE MEMBERSHIP What is Freecycle? 4. Keeping 500 tons a day out of landfills! 5x the height of Mt Everest in last year alone Freecycle Fun Facts 7,000,000+ users 85 countries 5,000+ local groups 5. EXTRA BONUS KARMA POINTS when you give away something on Freecycle Other Reasons to Freecycle Subtly advertise for free a group you belong to (MAKERSPACE!) in your write-up Get rid of something (especially bulky) quickly without having to pay any disposal fees and/or gas to transport to landfill Meet new people who may share your interests No cost to ask for something (for free) you need or want 6. How to Participate in Freecycle Find a Local Group at www.freecycle.org Pay attention to General Rules Familiarize yourself with Local Rules Learn Freecycle Safety & Etiquette 7. Freecycle General Rules FREE no trading or bartering No alcohol or tobacco No firearms No drugs (even if legal) or vitamins 8. Freecycle Local Rules Membership & first email are moderated so familiarize yourself with the specific rules of the local group such as: Offer Posts / Crossposting Disallowed Curbside Pickup Animals May be allowed but age stated 9. Freecycle Safety & Etiquette Etiquette (1) Post an Offer (before a Wanted) so you can see how the best members respond (2) Review current Posts to see what is the norm and what is acceptable (3) When you receive an item, mark it as Received and when you give an item, mark it as Taken Safety (1) Establish a dedicated email account (2) Give out few personal details (3) State your post is for Porch pickup only 10. TIPS Offers (1) Respond via email in a way it is evident you read the post, Be Proactive, and Make it easy for the Member. EX: Give a day & time window No impersonal or weepy responses (2) Follow with a Thank you and you will be remembered especially if you chose a memborable name when you signed up Wanted (1) Be accurate in description & your location (2) Include a picture (3) Wait 24 hours before responding 11. Freecycle Sample OFFER Post Actual FreeCycle Post offering Styrofoam *Post ID: 41109537 *OFFER: 15 sheets white 2x45x45 styrofoam *Location :76018 *Date : Sun 06 Jul 2014 09:48:52 AM UTC *Posted by :sdurrell96 *Description *This is 15 sheets of white 2" styrofoam that measures 45" x 45". This is not all torn up. It's great for insulation, craft projects, model airplanes. I need it gone today, or it will go out with the trash. 12. Freecycle Sample WANTED Post *Post ID: 1234567 *WANTED: Metal for a Sandcasting Project *Location :76012 *Date : Sun 06 Jul 2014 09:48:52 AM UTC *Posted by :MakerspaceGuru *Description *I am preparing to teach a free Sandcasting class at the local Dallas Makerspace and am looking for excess metal I can use to melt down. I can pick up curbside at your convenience. 13. In Summary: TOO MUCH STUFF? 14. In Summary: NOT ENOUGH STUFF? 15. Give Some. Get Some. BE HAPPY. 16. Changing the World One Gift at a Time Thank you Joyce Avila