The Freecycle™ Network was founded in Tuscon, Arizona by Deron Beal in May of 2003. He saw an opportunity to “turn trash into treasure from perfectly good items” that were being tossed out as garbage, by their owners, and would eventually end up in a landfill. This private, non-profit organization started with a handful of 30 to 40 members and has grown to a network of millions from more than 75 countries. Their mission is simple, “to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources and eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.” Do you want to become a part of this generous community that promotes environmental sustainability and reuse? Find a local Freecycle™ network near you.