How do I find a Buy Nothing group in my area?

How do I find a Buy Nothing group in my area?

Finding your local Buy Nothing group is as simple as choosing your country and state in the group finder on You’ll be directed to your nearest group’s Facebook Group. For now, the groups are almost all hosted on Facebook, so you’ll need an account to join, but Buy Nothing is at work on their own app.

What is a local Buy Nothing group?

The Buy Nothing Project is a social movement that has over 6,500 groups worldwide. It’s a network of hyper-local gift economies where neighbors can come together and share pretty much everything with each other, from a cup of sugar to corner sofas, without exchanging money.

What is simmering in Buy Nothing group?

Simmer: This is Buy Nothing’s preferred practice of letting a gift post sit for several days and allowing expressions of interest to pile up instead of giving the item to the first person who requests it.

How do you start a Buy Nothing group?

Quick steps to become a Community Builder and start building community around you in the App!

  1. STEP 1: Download the App (if you haven’t already)
  2. STEP 2: Register to be a Community Builder.
  3. STEP 3: Join the Community Builder Forum.
  4. STEP 4: Welcome members into the App.
  5. STEP 5: Share the App with 6+ Others.

Do you have to be on Facebook to join Buy Nothing?

Buy Nothing groups can be started on any social media platform or in person and completely offline, using our public copyright foundational documents.

What is a flash give?

Gifters can offer items in the group in one of two ways: They can decide to “flash give,” which is when an item is gifted to the first person who responds, or they can “let it simmer,” and let an offer sit a few days before giving it away.

What does Flash gifting mean?

How does the Buy Nothing Project work?

THE BUY NOTHING PROJECT is an international network of local gift economies. Buy Nothing offers people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors.

What does ISO mean in Buy Nothing?

in search of
In our idealism, striving to be the perfect local gift economy for our own community, we asked our members to try to not use abbreviations like “ISO” (in search of) when asking for an item or service they might need.

Can you join Buy Nothing without Facebook?

Want to Build a New Buy Nothing Gift Economy? Visit this page for more information about all of the ways you can use our freely-given resources to bring your vision to life. Please know that our BuyNothing app is here for everyone to join, so you do not need Facebook or any other social media app to join.

What items can we give away as part of the Buy Nothing movement?

People in a Buy Nothing group can give any legal gift (i.e. following national and local laws), whether it’s an item or a gift of self (service, skill, etc). People can request any legal gift. All gifts have the same value – priceless. People can lend and borrow from each other.

What does bump mean on Buy Nothing?

In the world of buying and selling, BUMP is an acronym that stands for “bring up my post.” Mind blown.