Freecycle Network Changing the World One Gift at a Time

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Freecycle Network now in Madison Florida

The Madison Freecycle Network is proud to announce the launch of their new online group and accompanying message board, MadisonFLFreecycle.

Based on the old adage that "one person's trash is another person's treasure", the Madison Freecycle Network's goal is to slow the flow of trash into our landfills by connecting people who want to get rid of old "stuff" with those frugal people looking for free "stuff".

Anyone looking to give away or acquire an item is welcome at Freecycle Madison, where all items listed are absolutely free! Freecycle Madison welcomes charitable organizations to post their needs, giving confidence to a donor that the item is actually needed locally, and is not going to collect dust on a thrift store shelf.

The Madison Freecycle Network was established in October 2006 by Madison resident Jeanne Elder.

Freecycle Madison is hosted on Yahoo!Groups. Signing up is simple. Instructions are available on the Freecycle Madison Yahoo! page at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MadisonFLFreecycle

Recognizing a good idea when we see one, the Madison Freecycle Network was inspired by and is modeled after the Tucson Freecycle Network, founded in March 2003 and profiled in the September 2003 issue of Utne magazine. Created by the non-profit group "Downtown Don't Waste It", the Tucson Freecycle Network has sparked a worldwide "freecycling" revolution of 1,717,882 people in over 50 countries so far, with more added every day.

To see grassroots working at its best, visit the "freecycling" movement website at: http://www.freecycle.org.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans recycle approximately 28% of its garbage, thus keeping 64 million tons of waste out of landfills across the country. Similar statistics are unfortunately not available for South Africa at present.

Local Madison County residents are encouraged to join the Freecycle Madison group and "freecycle" their trash rather than just thoughtlessly tossing it away to clog and fill our landfill sites.

Together, we can raise awareness, reduce waste, and build a brighter tomorrow.

Contact Information:

Jeanne Elder

(850) 973-2312

Moderator: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MadisonFLFreecycle

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