Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The ReUseIt Network

Wow. I had no idea...

I was about to post the paragraph below and somehow ran across this. Apparently, the founder of Freecycle has some ownership issues. It's frustrating to me that personal politics/pride/greed, etc can sometimes get in the way of the big picture and sadly, this has come up for me about four times in the last week. We only have one planet to live on-we're all in this together, like it or not.

As I was surfing the other day, I ran across the ReUseIt Network. Unfortunately, there isn't one in Vancouver, WA (not surprising, really.) What IS surprising is that Portland doesn't have one either! What the heck? Maybe Portlanders are just using freecycle for the same purpose? Has anyone had any experience with ReUseIt? Is it different than freecycle? If so, how? I'm really curious.

1 comment:

  1. ReUseIt Network is a 2-year-old web directory service for e-cycle groups that is an alternative to Freecycle. All e-cycle groups affiliated with ReUseIt are totally managed at the grassroots level. The Freecycle Network is a non-profit organization and considers all its groups as its properties with local volunteer "stewards." More information about ReUseIt can be found at http://reuseitnetwork.org, click on "More about ReUseit" at the top of the page. I was interviewed for the Orlando Weekly story.


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