Penny Forward Podcast: The Gift Economy: Where Giving and Receiving Become Acts of Kindness and Community

In this podcast episode we focus on the Buy Nothing group on Facebook, where people can give away and ask for items they no longer need. Chris and Kelly Peterson share their experiences with the group, discussing the benefits of participating, such as saving money and building a sense of community. They also mention the importance of clear descriptions and photos when browsing items. Chris touches on the controversy surrounding the Buy Nothing project’s association with Facebook and mentions other similar groups like Freecycle. Additionally, Kelly talks about the types of items she has seen people give away in the group. We hope this episode helps you expand your tools for saving a few dollars on things you may need.


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Show notes

Buy Nothing Resources

Main project website: opens to their diversity, accessiblity, and inclusion page, (which has no headings or ALT text.)


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