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behaviours'
 
behaviours'
 
* No transport? Local groups make Freegle more accessible to everyone
 
* No transport? Local groups make Freegle more accessible to everyone
* No van/trailer? Bulky items may even be collectible on foot if they
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* No van/trailer? Bulky items may even be collectible on foot if they are only a few streets away
are only a few streets away
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* Reduces the number of emails per group - lots of smaller groups means we have more choice in how many posts we receive and from where we receive them.
* Reduces the number of emails per group - lots of smaller groups
 
means we have more choice in how many posts we receive and from where
 
we receive them.
 
 
* Increases good neighbourliness
 
* Increases good neighbourliness
 
* Enhances the local community spirit
 
* Enhances the local community spirit
* Reduces the negative environmental impact - distance travelled
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* Reduces the negative environmental impact - distance travelled is lessened, reducing the carbon foot print
is lessened, reducing the carbon foot print
 
  
 
Thank you to all those members who already choose their local
 
Thank you to all those members who already choose their local

Revision as of 08:10, 5 March 2010

Hi,

We ask that members use their home groups in the first instance to offer and request items.

Using one's home group has personal & collective, community & environmental benefits. It:

  • Reduces the 'competition' for items
  • Reduces 'no shows'
  • Saves money - by reducing the amount of traveling that group members

need to do to give and receive items

  • Reduces abuse of the system as the community is less anonymous -

members get to know each other better which leads to fewer 'bad behaviours'

  • No transport? Local groups make Freegle more accessible to everyone
  • No van/trailer? Bulky items may even be collectible on foot if they are only a few streets away
  • Reduces the number of emails per group - lots of smaller groups means we have more choice in how many posts we receive and from where we receive them.
  • Increases good neighbourliness
  • Enhances the local community spirit
  • Reduces the negative environmental impact - distance travelled is lessened, reducing the carbon foot print

Thank you to all those members who already choose their local Freegle group in the first instance - you are already operating within the true spirit of Freegle.

With many thanks and seasonal greetings to everyone from the [GROUP NAME] Team.

[GROUP_NAME]-owner@yahoogroups.com