Buy Nothing Project
Local Buy Nothing Private Group Description
Here's a description of Your Buy Nothing Group:

To join us, click “Join Group” and answer the membership questions. Contact our local volunteer Community Builder, whose name is listed here under “admin”, with any questions about membership in this Buy Nothing community group.

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share creatively. Follow the Buy Nothing Project on
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to keep up with Buy Nothing news and stories.

We offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors.

Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share in this Buy Nothing community group. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow.

Respect our local Buy Nothing group culture, the 10 Rules, and Community Agreement. Participate at your own risk. Keep it legal.

Our Buy Nothing group is for people who are members of the community described in our name.

If you are a member of our community, we’d love to have you join us and build community through sharing freely.

In this group there is no buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.

By joining this group, you agree to abide by our Mission and Rules:
Short version: Buy Nothing 10 Rules

Long, detailed version: Buy Nothing Fine Print

See our pinned posts for any local rules we’ve set just for this group.

Want to add to your Buy Nothing experience? Download the
BuyNothing app to join your whole community as a complement to this private group and to connect with Buy Nothing-ers around the world, wherever you go.

Looking for a Buy Nothing group near you? Visit our Join Buy Nothing page for a list of Buy Nothing local gift economies around the world:

Want help understanding how your group works and how to improve it? Visit our online Buy Nothing Help Center,

Learn more about the Buy Nothing Project at

Most recent edit of the Group Description: 6 December 2022

Copyright 2024 Liesl Clark & Rebecca Rockefeller, The Buy Nothing Project. All rights reserved. All Buy Nothing groups may link to this document but it may not be copied, distributed or edited without express permission from the Buy Nothing Project.

Group Admins, Read This: 

LINK TO THIS PAGE, do not copy it. Linking to this page will automatically keep your group up-to-date, supported by our most current text.

How do you link to this page? We have a shorter version of the 10 Rules that you can copy and paste into your group. The shorter version will link your group to this longer one. The shorter version uses up only 1 of the 10 Rules slots given to your group on Facebook, so you'll have 9 spots for your own unique Local Variation group rules. To access the shorter 10 Rules that will link your group to this page, choose the option that matches your group:

  • If you're updating an existing Buy Nothing group, visit Update Your Group .
  • If you'd like to set up a new or sprout group, visit Start a Private Group.
  • If you'd like to add any of your own rules in your own words, utilizing any of the Rule slots 2 through 10, your group will become a Local Variation group. There are some simple steps you need to follow to make this happen, and we'll guide you through all of them on this page.

We strive to provide helpful and timely group set-ups and updates. Our volunteer team is always ready to help you out with anything that's confusing, or in any way that makes any of this more accessible to you. Visit our Help Center for all sorts of assistance, including a way to contact us.