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2012-05-30 10:40:42

Reinforcing that the best things in life are free, a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that online freebie-exchange communities such as “Freecycle” and “Couchsurfing” foster greater team spirit among their members than do cash-for-goods websites. The results, published earlier this month in the journal Administrative Science Quarterly, may help explain why a growing number of recession-weary Americans are participating less in...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

EcoBees is an exciting new breed of Reuse network that has enjoyed massive growth since its launch in Spring 2010. (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 The environmental virtues of the three R's, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are commonly espoused, and rightly so. In the case of Reuse there are many different initiatives available such as the Freecycle (TM) network that has been around for a number of years and EcoBees that was launched in Spring 2010. In essence Reuse networks such as EcoBees allow...

2008-08-02 21:00:09

By Michael Hatamiya, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Aug. 2--Need to get rid of the bed that your son outgrew but don't want to haul it to the dump? Want to give away that perfectly good pair of galoshes that you never used? How about that electric fan that's sitting there unused and unwanted and cluttering up your garage? Freecycle may be the solution. The Freecycle Network is a grassroots movement of people connected by the Internet to give away items they don't need nor want,...

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2007-05-05 06:00:00

Think of Freecycle as a yard sale where no money changes hands. The profit is the time you don't have to spend on a Saturday morning convincing a stranger your son's hamster cage really is worth a buck. Conversely, think of it as a cyberplace where it's possible to ask for a headboard for your daughter's bedroom or a set of golf clubs for your son, and before the day is out, go pick it up. Without leaving town. Without spending a penny. No matter what "it" is, you'll probably be able to...