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Publisher: The Buy Nothing Project
We exist to build resilient communities where our true wealth is the connections forged between neighbors.
BuyNothing offers people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide gift economy network in which true wealth is the web of connections formed between people. We believe that communities are more resilient, sustainable, equitable, and joyful when they have functional gift economies.
We provide free global Buy Nothing gift economy access, community resources, and personal support to Buy Nothing participants via our app, website, and support forums. This is currently made possible thanks to charitable donations to our fiscal sponsor, Angels for Angels.
We’re developing new features and functions that expand and deepen the impact we have together. Our free app already has custom-built features that enable Give-Ask-Gratitude connections around the world. We’re excited to create new tools that enable all of us to take other gift economy actions.
Buy Nothing communities are already a global reuse economy with immense social and environmental impact. Our future development will also empower each of us to keep even more items in use, while we build strong communities and sustainable livelihoods for the makers, fixers, and others who transform old into new, over and over again.