Since it is Earth Day I thought I would include a quick post on how cool Freecycle groups are. I doubt these groups will “save the world” or anything like that, they are pretty cool to join nonetheless. I have found some cool tech items and other items that come in handy for everyday living. If you are a geek who likes to hack and play around with legacy computers and video game systems then this is a great way to acquire them. One time a home owner gave away a brand new 52″ HD TV! I live in a rural area … and there is a lot of ground to cover so I am a member of two different groups in different nearby counties.
Basically you might find your treasure item or supply a treasure to someone else. I have found this is a cool way to network with folks about other things as well. The best part is the items are free and you are certainly not harming the environment by sticking what you consider trash into the landfill. You can locate a Freecycle group near you by clicking the Freecycle image below. Good Luck!
Also, make sure and check out my other “Green” tech posts:
Programmer by day, geek by night, The Geek, also known as Lowell Heddings, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 04/22/08