Year end report Ottawa Freecycle  2006
FreeCycle…  What is it?
Freecycle started in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson's downtown and help save desert landscape from being ta...
When you want to find a new home for something -- a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door, etc. -- you simply send a...
Or, maybe you're looking for something yourself. Just answer a member's offer, and you might get it. It's up to the giver ...
You have something you don’t want! Rather than trash it, or hide it away in a basement, garage or closet, you get rid of i...
<ul><li>January 7, 2007: </li></ul><ul><li>3,912  F reecycle  c ommunities </li></ul>A few facts… <ul><li>3.0 million m em...
<ul><li>287 groups in Canada; 127 groups in Ontario; </li></ul><ul><li>24 in E Ont/W Que, including… </li></ul><ul><li>Ott...
<ul><li>Freecycle makes a difference!!  Worldwide…300 tons per day reused and / or diverted from landfills! </li></ul>A fe...
<ul><li>FREE, legal, & appropriate for all ages.  </li></ul><ul><li>NO alcohol; tobacco, firearms; drugs   (legal or other...
NO POLITICS, NO SPAM, NO MONEY, NO PERSONAL ATTACKS / RUDENESS   Baddies are banned on Freecycle!! Etiquette - actively mo...
Join a local  Freecycle™ group Ottawa.FreecycleCanada.org
 
After you join… <ul><li>Tell us how you found us… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help us see what works; what doesn’t </li></ul></u...
Freecycler Jenn, kids  & Freecycle “stuff” Children’s toys, clothing, etc.  VERY popular on Freecycle!
Sample Freecycle posts OFFER: Building Stone (Glebe) OFFER: Girl’s 12 &quot;   bike (Orleans)  …  in good condition; needs...
Old candles you’ll never use? Freecycle ‘em!                                                                          
<ul><li>TD Friends of the Environment Foundation  www. fef .ca </li></ul>Freecycle’s continuing growth in Eastern Ontario ...
That’s it; that’s all folks!!! Freecycle Improving the planet,  one gift at a time! Ottawa.FreecycleCanada.org
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  1. 1. Year end report Ottawa Freecycle 2006
  2. 2. FreeCycle… What is it?
  3. 3. Freecycle started in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson's downtown and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. Freecycle uses an online forum to ‘recycle’ (actually re-use…) unwanted items.
  4. 4. When you want to find a new home for something -- a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door, etc. -- you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of your Freecycle group(s).
  5. 5. Or, maybe you're looking for something yourself. Just answer a member's offer, and you might get it. It's up to the giver to decide who gets the ‘gift’, and to make pickup arrangements for passing on the treasure.
  6. 6. You have something you don’t want! Rather than trash it, or hide it away in a basement, garage or closet, you get rid of it by offering it on a Freecycle group! Give away, or ask for stuff. But, everything must be FREE !  It’s a simple concept…
  7. 7. <ul><li>January 7, 2007: </li></ul><ul><li>3,912 F reecycle c ommunities </li></ul>A few facts… <ul><li>3.0 million m embers </li></ul><ul><li>75 countries around our planet! </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>287 groups in Canada; 127 groups in Ontario; </li></ul><ul><li>24 in E Ont/W Que, including… </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa-7941 </li></ul><ul><li>Barrhaven-820 </li></ul><ul><li>Kanata-1473 </li></ul><ul><li>Glebe-1231 </li></ul><ul><li>Manotick-410 </li></ul><ul><li>Orleans-1104 </li></ul><ul><li>Cumberland-200 </li></ul><ul><li>Embrun-68 </li></ul><ul><li>Gatineau-1070 </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea-172 </li></ul><ul><li>Glen Robertson-48 </li></ul><ul><li>Stittsville-566 </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa Valley-1382 </li></ul><ul><li>Kemptville-323 </li></ul><ul><li>Winchester-228 </li></ul><ul><li>Brockville-540 </li></ul><ul><li>Cornwall-815 </li></ul><ul><li>Cardinal-41 </li></ul><ul><li>Morrisburg-279 </li></ul><ul><li>Vankleek Hill-198 </li></ul><ul><li>Clarence/Rockland-241 </li></ul>Updated: 2007-01-7
  9. 9. <ul><li>Freecycle makes a difference!! Worldwide…300 tons per day reused and / or diverted from landfills! </li></ul>A few more facts… <ul><li>23,200 items “freecycled” since 2004-02 116+ tons of “stuff”! </li></ul><ul><li>22 successful transactions on Ottawa Freecycle daily </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>FREE, legal, & appropriate for all ages. </li></ul><ul><li>NO alcohol; tobacco, firearms; drugs (legal or otherwise). </li></ul>Rules
  11. 11. NO POLITICS, NO SPAM, NO MONEY, NO PERSONAL ATTACKS / RUDENESS Baddies are banned on Freecycle!! Etiquette - actively monitored!
  12. 12. Join a local Freecycle™ group Ottawa.FreecycleCanada.org
  13. 14. After you join… <ul><li>Tell us how you found us… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help us see what works; what doesn’t </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do it! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post an offer; bid on an offer; post a wanted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay it Forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell 3 others about Freecycle </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Freecycler Jenn, kids & Freecycle “stuff” Children’s toys, clothing, etc. VERY popular on Freecycle!
  15. 16. Sample Freecycle posts OFFER: Building Stone (Glebe) OFFER: Girl’s 12 &quot;   bike (Orleans) … in good condition; needs new training wheels as one is worn clear through. OFFER : Toaster Oven (Sandy Hill) WANTED: Red Wrigglers…(Vanier)
  16. 17. Old candles you’ll never use? Freecycle ‘em!                                                                          
  17. 18. <ul><li>TD Friends of the Environment Foundation www. fef .ca </li></ul>Freecycle’s continuing growth in Eastern Ontario is made possible by the selfless volunteerism of a large number of moderators and supporters… And by generous financial support of contributions by: Sponsored by:
  18. 19. That’s it; that’s all folks!!! Freecycle Improving the planet, one gift at a time! Ottawa.FreecycleCanada.org

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