Difference between revisions of "Keep it Local"

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Hi,
 
Hi,
  
We ask that members use their home groups in the first instance to
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We ask that members use their home groups in the first instance to offer and request items.
offer and request items.
 
  
Using one's home group has personal & collective, community &
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Using one's home group has personal & collective, community & environmental benefits. It:
environmental benefits. It:
 
  
 
* Reduces the 'competition' for items
 
* Reduces the 'competition' for items
 
* Reduces 'no shows'
 
* Reduces 'no shows'
* Saves money - by reducing the amount of traveling that group members
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* Saves money - by reducing the amount of traveling that group members need to do to give and receive items
need to do to give and receive items
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* Reduces abuse of the system as the community is less anonymous - members get to know each other better which leads to fewer 'bad behaviours'
* 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 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
 
* No van/trailer? Bulky items may even be collectible on foot if they are only a few streets away
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With many thanks and seasonal greetings to everyone from the
 
With many thanks and seasonal greetings to everyone from the
[GROUP NAME] Team.
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[GROUPNAME] Team.
  
[GROUP_NAME]-owner@yahoogroups.com
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[GROUPNAME]-owner@yahoogroups.com

Revision as of 08:11, 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 [GROUPNAME] Team.

[GROUPNAME]-owner@yahoogroups.com