Join Buy Nothing

We are thrilled that you’re here! Joining your Buy Nothing Community is easier than ever. The most direct way to participate in this amazing experiment with us is to join the BuyNothing App. https://www.buynothingapp.com BuyNothing App Over the past 8 years, the Buy Nothing Project has grown to over 6,085 groups on the Facebook platform but we are ready to expand to another custom platform just for Buy Nothing participants. You may note that many Facebook groups are transitioning to the app and you’ll see them marked as such in our list of groups. button If you are looking for a group hosted outside of our app, you can find your community in the list below, and click through to it. The embedded link will take you directly to a social media platform, such as Facebook. If using Facebook, you can request to join your local group by clicking on ‘Join Group’. Once you have clicked on “Join Group,” Facebook will present you with 3 questions to answer. Please answer all three questions so the group’s leader can approve your request. If you are unable to view these questions, or you have any other questions or concerns, send a message to the person named in the “About/Group Description” section of the group’s public Facebook landing page. The Buy Nothing Project asks you to join only one Buy Nothing Project group, the group where you live, so that you can literally “give where you live.” This builds resilient community connections that see people through all of life’s challenges. You can read the basic Buy Nothing Project rules here before joining so you’ll be ready to participate right away. Some groups may have added to or changed the basic rules to better serve their communities, so be sure to check this out when you’ve been welcomed into your local Buy Nothing Project group. 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.
Disclaimer: This list of groups is compiled from information provided by members or leaders of groups. These groups do not necessarily represent the Buy Nothing Project, the founders, or anyone involved in the maintenance of Buy Nothing Project resources. The Buy Nothing Project does not monitor or have any control over the contents of these groups and takes no responsibility for what happens in them. The Buy Nothing Project maintains this list as a service to the world. Being added to this list does not imply any Buy Nothing Project endorsement of the group culture or leadership styles, choices, actions, and behavior of anyone who is a participant or leader of these groups. Members participate at their own risk. 
AFRICA AUSTRALIA AZERBAIJAN
BRAZIL CANADA CENTRAL AMERICA
CHILE CHINA EUROPE
ICELAND INDIA INDONESIA
ISRAEL JAPAN MALAYSIA
MEXICO NEW ZEALAND PAKISTAN
PHILIPPINES SINGAPORE SOUTH KOREA
THAILAND TRINIDAD & TOBAGO UNITED KINGDOM
UAE U.S. States & Territories VIETNAM
AFRICA To see a map of Kenya, click here
SOUTH AFRICA To see a map of South Africa, click here
East London Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Namibia  Northern Cape  Western Cape  ZIMBABWE To see a map of Zimbabwe, click here
AUSTRALIA
Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory
Queensland South Australia Tasmania
Victoria Western Australia
Australian Capital Territory To see a map of  ACT, click here New South Wales To see a map of  New South Wales, click here Northern Territory To see a map of the Northern Territory, click here Queensland To see a map of Queensland, click here South Australia To see a map of South Australia, click here Tasmania To see a map of Tasmania, click here Victoria To see a map of Victoria, click here Western Australia To see a map of Western Australia, click here
AZERBAIJAN To see a map of Azerbaijan , click here
BRAZIL To see a map of Brazil, click here
CANADA
Australian Capital Territory
Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
New Brunswick Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island
Québec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory
Alberta  To see a map of Alberta, click here British Columbia  To see a map of British Columbia, click here  Manitoba  To see a map of Manitoba, click here New Brunswick  To see a map of New Brunswick, click here Nova Scotia  To see a map of Nova Scotia, click here Ontario  To see a map of  Ontario, click here Prince Edward Island  To see a map of Prince Edward Island, click here Québec To see a map of Québec, click here Saskatchewan  To see a map of Saskatchewan, click here Yukon Territory To see a map of  the Yukon Territory, click here
CENTRAL AMERICA
COSTA RICA To see a map of Costa Rica, map being created GUATEMALA To see a map of Guatemala, click here
CHILE To see a map of Chile, coming soon
CHINA
HONG KONG To see a map of Hong Kong, click here
EUROPE
Belgium To see a map of Belgium, click here Denmark To see a map of Denmark, click here Finland To see a map of Finland, click here France To see a map of France, click here Germany To see a map of Germany, click here Greece To see a map of Greece, click here Italy To see a map of Italy, here   Luxembourg To see a map of Luxembourg, click here Netherlands To see a map of Netherlands, click here Poland To see a map of Poland, click here Portugal  To see a map of Portugal, click here  Romania To see a map of Romania, click here Spain To see a map of Spain, click here Sweden To see a map of Sweden, click here Switzerland To see a map of Switzerland, click here
ICELAND To see a map of  Iceland, click here
INDIA To see a map of India, click here
INDONESIA To see a map of Indonesia, click here
ISRAEL To see a map of Israel, click here 
JAPAN To see a map of Japan, click here
MALAYSIA To see a map of Malaysia, click here
MEXICO To see a map of Mexico, click here
NEW ZEALAND To see a map of New Zealand, click here
PHILIPPINES To see a map of Philippines, click here
SINGAPORE To see a map of Singapore, click here
SOUTH KOREA To see a map of South Korea, click here 
THAILAND To see a map of Thailand, click here
TRINIDAD To see a map of Trinidad, click here
UNITED KINGDOM
England To see a map of England, click here Northern Ireland To see a map of Northern Ireland, click here Scotland To see a map of Scotland, click here Wales To see a map of Wales, click here (coming soon)
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  To see a map of United Arab Emirates, click here
Dubai 
UNITED STATES
Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia
Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia Wisconsin
Wyoming
Alabama To see a map of Alabama, click here Alaska To see a map of Alaska, clickhere Arizona To see a map of Arizona, click here Arkansas To see a map of Arkansas, click here California To see a map of California, click here Colorado To see a map of Colorado, click here Connecticut To see a map of Connecticut, click here Delaware To see a map of Delaware, click here District of Columbia To see a map of District of Columbia, click here Florida To see a map of Florida, click here Georgia To see a map of Georgia, click here Hawaii To see a map of Hawaii, click here  Hawaii (Big Island) Kaua’i Maui O’ahu Idaho To see a map of Idaho, click here Illinois To see a map of Illinois, click here Indiana To see a map of Indiana, click here Iowa To see a map of Iowa, click here Kansas To see a map of Kansas, click here Kentucky To see a map of Kentucky, click here Louisiana To see a map of Louisiana, click here Maine To see a map of Maine, click here Maryland To see a map of Maryland, click here Massachusetts To see a map of Massachusetts, click here Michigan To see a map of Michigan, click here Minnesota To see a map of Minnesota, click here Mississippi To see a map of Mississippi, click here Missouri To see a map of Missouri, click here Montana To see a map of Montana, click here Nebraska To see a map of Nebraska, click here Nevada To see a map of Nevada, click here New Hampshire To see a map of New Hampshire, click here New Jersey To see a map of New Jersey, click here New Mexico To see a map of New Mexico, click here New York To see a map of New York, click here North Carolina To see a map of North Carolina, click here North Dakota To see a map of North Dakota, click here Ohio To see a map of Ohio, click here Oklahoma To see a map of Oklahoma, click here Oregon To see a map of Oregon, click here Pennsylvania To see a map of Pennsylvania, click here Puerto Rico To see a map of Puerto Rico, click here Rhode Island To see a map of Rhode Island, click here South Carolina To see a map of South Carolina, click here South Dakota To see a map of South Dakota, click here Tennessee To see a map of Tennessee, click here
Texas To see a map of Texas, click here
Utah To see a map of Utah, click here Vermont To see a map of Vermont, click here Virginia To see a map of Virginia, click here Washington To see a map of Seattle (including Shoreline) and the Eastside (From Everett to Bellevue, and East to Stevens Pass), click here To see a map of all the other areas within Washington State, click here West Virginia To see a map of West Virginia, click here Wisconsin To see a map of Wisconsin, click here Wyoming To see a map of Wyoming, click here 

VIETNAM To see a map of Vietnam, map 

Key: ^ Paused : this group is looking for a new group leader. Want to start a Buy Nothing Project group for your neighbors? Visit our Start A Group page to find out how. Link not working? Let us know! Email bnproject.operations@gmail.com Launched a group from our training, Let us know! Launch Group Form

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  1. I live in Boise Idaho. Can you tell me the responsibilities for an admin? If I can pull it off, I’d love to start one in our area!

  2. I would love to start a group in the tricities (Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and Coquitlam) in British Columbia. Would that be possible? They are 3 different cities but they are all clumped closely together and even share their newspapers (Tricity News). If not, I’d like to start one in Port Coquitlam where I live. Thanks!

  3. I am looking for a group for Chehalis , WA. The closest group is Olympia. So do I join there then.

  4. Hi I would love to start a group for Langley B.C. My husband and I are trying to do a year of buying nothing other than food and diapers and would love to admin a facebook group for Langley.

  5. I’m interested in starting a group in Vista, CA. Or joining if one already exists.

  6. Is there any interest in making one in New Zealand? I am based in Auckland, one of the major cities and happy to start a group!

  7. Hi! I moved to Fall City, WA. recently and I can’t locate a group for Fall City/Preston. Is there one? Thanks in advance!
    Maile

  8. Hello, looking to have a group set up for North Grenville, Ontario, Canada, a municipality consisting of several small towns surrounding a bigger one called Kemptvillle. I run a swap sell site (4000+ members) for the area but would love a Buy Nothing one as well. I’ll admin it. Let me know what I need to do!

    Shannon Barlow

  9. Any plans to migrate this away from Facebook? I want to buy nothing, and meet people, but I will not use Facebook. It would seem that it is a fine line between meeting people (via facebook) and avoiding supporting purchases (ads on facebook)

  10. Hi Phill, People often ask us why we chose Facebook as our platform for The Buy Nothing Project. 1) It’s free; 2) Most of our friends and neighbors are on Facebook; and 3) It’s transparent. Transparency is the key ingredient to keeping a gift economy sustainable over time. Though there are some limitations to Facebook, the BNP is a network of groups completely run by Volunteers, without a budget (or time) to put the effort required into developing and maintaining a stand-alone site at this time. Thanks for your interest in the Project!

  11. Hi Elizabeth ! Currently there isn’t a Buy Nothing group in the Orlando area. If you’re interested in setting one up for your community, let us know ! Thanks for your interest.
    ~ Shelley
    Volunteer Development Admin

  12. Hi, are there any groups in Pierrefonds, Quebec? Or Montreal, Quebec? Sorry, I can’t set ne up or moderate one. But I would love to join a group.

  13. No Buy Nothing gift economy groups in Slovakia or Finland … yet 😉 Are you interested in starting one for your community? We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested!

  14. Maybe….? Ha! Let me think about it 🙂 I don’t speak very well Finnish (yet), so I’d need to have it an English-speaking community in Finland. In Slovakia it’d be easier, but then I don’t live there all the time, just come for visits!

  15. The Buy Nothing Project does not have a group in the Denver, CO area … yet 😉 If you’re interested in starting a group there for your local community area, let us know! We’d love to get one set up ! Thanks for your interest in our social movement.
    ~ Shelley

  16. I am interested in a Haymarket, Gainesville VA group. Please let me know if there is one already.

  17. Hi Michelle! The Buy Nothing Project does not have a group in the Gainsville/Haymarket area … yet 😉 If you’re interested in starting a group there for your local community area, let us know if you’re able to act as the Local Admin, and we’d be happy to set it up! Thanks for your interest in our social movement.
    ~ Shelley

  18. Hi Steffany 🙂 thanks for your interest in joining your local Buy Nothing community ‘upriver.’ Here is the link for Buy Nothing Upper Skagit which includes the communities you mentioned. Please do click on the link and request to join, and invite your local friends as well, we’d love the gift-economy community to grow in Skagit County! https://www.facebook.com/groups/446425265461039/ Happy gifting!
    ~ Shelley

  19. Hi Heather: We have lots of groups now in AZ. Every day new groups are cropping up but this is where we are at the moment.
    Biltmore/Arcadia : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1377955392498796/
    North Tempe/ASU : https://www.facebook.com/groups/575001909288479/
    South Tempe : https://www.facebook.com/groups/793948073981372/
    Sahuarita/Green Valley : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472387063023304/
    Tucson Downtown Area : https://www.facebook.com/groups/438957849578035/
    Tucson East : https://www.facebook.com/groups/589485291173863/
    Tucson (Northeast) : https://www.facebook.com/groups/812577598809001/
    Vail/Corona De Tucson, AZ : https://www.facebook.com/groups/716275355146627/
    Yuma East : https://www.facebook.com/groups/708935312531457/

  20. Hi Amanda ! thanks for your message regarding a Buy Nothing group for the Wendell/Zebulon/Knightdale area. There is not yet a group established where you live, and we’d love to start one for your region – We just need a local volunteer to join us as an admin (our entire network is run by volunteers) as no one else has asked about starting a group in this area yet. Let us know if you’re interested!
    ~ Shelley

  21. Hi Daianne ! Though we have groups in the Buy Nothing network in 9 countries around the world, we have not had any inquiries from Brazil, yours is the first. If you’re interested in starting a group in your community area, let us know, we’d love to review the details with you on setting up a group and getting started. Thanks so much for your interest in joining our social movement.
    ~ Shelley

  22. Hi Tiffany ! thanks for your message regarding a Buy Nothing group in the Riverton, UT area. There is not yet a group established where you live, and we’d love to start one for your community – We just need a local volunteer to join us as an admin (our entire network is run by volunteers). Let us know if you’re interested!
    ~ Shelley

  23. Hi ! thanks for your message regarding a Buy Nothing group in the Columbia County area. There is not yet a group established where you live, and we’d love to start one for your community – We just need a local volunteer to join us as an admin (our entire network is run by volunteers). Let us know if you’re interested!
    ~ Shelley

  24. Hi Amrita ! thanks for your interest in starting a Buy Nothing Project gift econony group for your community. We sent you an email 3 days ago, perhaps it landed in your spam folder? Have a look there, and if you don’t see it, please feel free to email us direct at thebuynothingproject at gmail dot com
    Warm regards,
    Shelley

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