This document was created by Buy Nothing Project volunteers on behalf of the Buy Nothing Project.
The following are suggested naming conventions that will aid in ease of finding groups on the Buy Nothing Project worldwide online list of gift economies. When naming a new group, or renaming an existing group, please try to follow the following patterns we use to list groups on our public website
. This makes it easy for people in your area to identify and find and join your community. Here's a link to our Find Your Community List if you'd like to copy and paste it into a browser: www.buynothingproject.org/find-a-groupSUMMARY
Each group begins with “Buy Nothing”
•NEXT: If applicable: Neighborhoods or towns, each separated by “/” (without any spaces) •NEXT: Specific cardinal sections surrounded by parentheses (i.e. “(North)” or “(NW)”)
•SPECIAL: Section or borough of City *See information below
•NEXT: City name (only if neighborhoods are *within* a city)
•NEXT: State or Province (state or province is to be capitalized and abbreviated)
•EXTRA INFO “& Surrounding Area” only if applicable *See information belowDETAILS
Each group begins with “Buy Nothing”1.
After “Buy Nothing” comes the name of the *smallest* geographical area covered. This is usually a town or neighborhood name.
- Example: Buy Nothing Oromocto, NB
If there are multiple towns or neighborhoods included in the group, each town or neighborhood name should be separated by a forward slash “/”. Please do not use dashes (“-”), commas (“,”) or any other punctuation to separate town or neighborhood names.
- Example: Buy Nothing Quispamsis/Rothesay, NB
If the group encompasses only *part* of a town or neighborhood, and you are using cardinal directions, landmarks, or streets to clarify the area, this comes after the town or neighborhood name, but before the next item and should be included in parentheses.
As we become hyper-local we are still actively working to end redlining.
- Example: Buy Nothing Hollywood (Central & North), Los Angeles, CA
- Example: Buy Nothing Neighborhood (Landmark), City, State
- Example: Buy Nothing Neighborhood (Flower Ave/State St/Dream Rd), City, State
Find-A-Group page listing: