Go to your BuyNothing community, whether it’s in your BuyNothing app or in a Facebook group or other platform and introduce yourself! Examples of things to include are:
- Your name and pronouns
- How you heard about Buy Nothing
- Why you’re here and want to participate in a gift economy
- What you want to accomplish in your community
I’ll go first and introduce myself to you –
Hello! I’m Jennifer Lansdowne. My pronouns are she/her. I’m a native of Austin, TX. I discovered the Buy Nothing Project in Dec of 2014, although I can’t remember how. I created a Buy Nothing Facebook group when there wasn’t one for my area yet. I’ve volunteered with the Project ever since then and it’s become a huge facet of my life. I want to empower people to connect with their neighbors and use less new stuff.
Next, have a listen to our Podcast
. We include empowering stories there that give you a window into what's possible in a Buy Nothing gift economy. We also want to celebrate the Community Builders and Admins of Buy Nothing communities and the exceptional stories that have come out of their experiences. You'll surely have similar experiences, too, and if you'd be willing to share them, we'd love to include them in the podcast, too.