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Buy less and share more.
It makes us all richer and the planet cleaner.
Welcome to the Buy Nothing Project!
The world's gift economy platform. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Find your community!
Get the app. (buttons below)
We ask you, humbly, to help. If you’ve benefited from your Buy Nothing Project community in any way, please donate to help support the independent Buy Nothing Project platform we are building, where our communities can grow and thrive in a safe, ad-free space, and where your information is never sold or traded. Your donation of $5, $20, $50 will keep us going!
We exist for the sole purpose of building community.
The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with the mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal gifting, and reducing our impact on the environment. Our mission has not changed. In fact, we've doubled down by investing in our own platform that will allow us (collectively) to realize this mission to its fullest.
More About Us
Listen to Buy Nothing, The Podcast
Launched on Nov 26, Buy Nothing Day! New episodes in the works!
What Makes Buy Nothing Unique
Give. Ask. Gratitude.
The Buy Nothing Project is the world's biggest gift economy, being used in communities around the world, allowing neighbors to share freely with one another.

What is a gift economy? It means everything shared on Buy Nothing is given freely, no money, no barter, no strings. Free.

On Buy Nothing, you can post three things:
  • GIFTS of items or services that others can use
  • ASKS for things you could use
  • GRATITUDES to show appreciation and thanks

Our communities are guided by Community Builders that offer help, guidance, reminders, creative challenges, and overall positive vibes to help our communities thrive.

Join your community in the app! (app links at bottom), or read more:
Give away something or ask for something you need
Post a GIFT that someone else could use, an ASK for something you could use, or express your GRATITUDE.
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