Reese: I am so excited to share information about the Buy Nothing Project Park Ridge (South). The Buy Nothing Project is a grass-roots-volunteer driven project started by two Washington State residents in July 2013 and has reached over 30 nations. The rules of the Facebook-based group are simple, “Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share amongst neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering, we’re strictly a gift economy.”
I am so fortunate to be the administrator for the Buy Nothing Project Park Ridge (South). By leading this group, I’m hoping to encourage community, recycling/repurposing, and rethinking the need to buy new. I want to facilitate the building of close friendships in the small neighborhood of the Buy Nothing community. The type of neighbor friendship where you would go knock on the door if you need an egg to make the cake you already started.
I believe we will see two major outcomes of this group: 1. A cleaner planet because we are reusing, recycling and reducing our waste and members are more aware of creating a greener community. 2. A stronger community and friendship among neighbors in a small local area who will continue to support the mission of the Buy Nothing Project.
The Buy Nothing Project creates small hyperlocal gift giving economies and so Park Ridge is split into two different groups, North and South. The boundaries of the South group are Busse Hwy and Touhy Ave on the North, Canfield Ave and S Merrill St on the East, Higgins on the south and Des Plaines River and North Talcott on the west.
Currently, there is still opportunity for someone to create and administer a Buy Nothing Project Park Ridge (North) group!
If you are interested, please see more information about the project at the website below!
You will also find a button to link you to Facebook if interested in the South group.