Buy Nothing Group Description

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To join us, click “Join Group” and answer the three membership questions. Contact local volunteer admin localADMINname with any questions about membership in this Buy Nothing community group.     

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share creatively. Follow us at       

We offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-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. Abide by the Community Agreement. Keep it legal.    

Buy Nothing GROUPname is for neighbors in GROUPneighborhoods, STATEabbreviation/province. *    

If you live here, we’d love to have you join us! You can join one group only, the group where you live so you can literally “give where you live.” This is what builds community. In this group there is no buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only, hyper-local gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.  

Please check for a message from an admin via Facebook messenger to clarify and confirm that you meet our membership criteria and to welcome you to the group.  

By joining this group, you agree to abide by our Mission and Rules.

Looking for an official group near you?  Visit our Find A Group page for a list of all our hyper-local gift economies:   

Want to join the Buy Nothing Project network? Visit our Start A Group page to learn about how we set groups up:

Have questions about how your group is run or need clarification about specific rules? Please read our Member Resources page:

Learn more about the Buy Nothing Project at

This work was created by Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller on behalf of the Buy Nothing Project. It is offered as a gift to the world for noncommercial use and adaptation, with attribution, to support the international Buy Nothing gift economy movement. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License – Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

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Most recent update: 24 May 2021