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October 7, 2004 at 12:43 am #19952Anonymous
Don’t know if anyone here is familiar with Freecycle so here goes.
I started my local group here in Brevard County Florida.
To find a group near you visit the home page where all Freecycle groups are located.
To see more about it, go the the home page and look at the right top corner. Newswire has tons of articles about us.
Here is what it is all about.
The worldwide (!) Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It’s a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your city by clicking on the region on the right. It will generate a automatic e-mail which, when sent, will sign you up for your local group and send you an response with instructions on how it works. Or, go directly to the webpage for your city’s group by clicking on your city’s link on the left. Can’t find your city? It takes about ten minutes to start your own (click on “Start your own” for instructions). Have fun and keep on Freecyclin’!
The Freecycle Network is a project of RISE, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission includes reducing waste, generating employment training, and fostering cooperation between other nonprofit organizations and the public.
RISE started the Freecycle Network in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson’s downtown and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. Freecycle provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to “recycle” unwanted items. One person’s trash can truly be another’s treasure!
How does Freecycling work?
One rule: everything posted must be free. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door to be given away, it can be posted on the network. Or, maybe you’re looking to acquire something yourself? Respond to the posting directly and you just might get it. After that it is up to the giver to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure.
Non-profit organizations also benefit from the Freecycle Network. Post the item or items you want to give away and a local organization can help you get it to someone in need.
Who can Freecycle?
As Abe Lincoln once said, “Think globally, recycle locally.” The Freecycle Network is open to all cities and to all individuals who want to participate. Freecycle groups are run by local volunteer moderators from across the globe who facilitate each local group – Grassroots at its best!October 12, 2004 at 1:43 pm #21111Anonymous
I love to Freecycle, I have put stuff on our local board that I know longer wanted or needed and I have gotten some stuff too. I have even helped people who were asking for stuff that I had but had not thought to get of.
RazzyOctober 31, 2004 at 1:52 am #21123Anonymous
The Me and My EV From Hell
If you’re considering trying to do the “Right Thing” by buying a Me and My EV, here are a few things for you to consider
It’s been months as this web page is prepared. More than one month ago I bought an “nEV” as they’re called – a neighborhood Electric Vehicle – to further my interests in conserving the environment. As the owner of the World’s only Electric Passenger Vessel of her class it made little sense to burn up fossil fuels while going between boat and cafe and home. I investigated all of them and elected to pay more for a Ford Think because it was being sold through a local dealer in Newport – Me and My EV – and because it felt like a better car.
To date I have been able to drive the vehicle for four days. The rest of the time the vehicle has been in the service department of Ken Grody Ford. Why? Beats the hell out of me. I built an electric propulsion system for a 66 long ton vessel in three days that has operated faultlessly for three and one-half years at this writing (knock wood). Yet, Ford can’t seem to build a little car that can go for a few days without breaking down.
Me and My EV’s reaction: Tough, in my opinion. Notwithstanding the fact that the vehicle was sold and delivered to me with a non-functioning odometer and speedometer making mileage on delivery uncertain at 137 (I’m letting the DMV deal with that issue). Would I buy from them again: No. Not even if they had the world’s greatest EV. Customer Care was dismal – nonexistent in my opinion. Service was terrible and continues along that path, too. (I have yet to receive delivery of the windows I paid for a month ago, not that I have a car to put them on.)
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Christina Harer MeandmyEV.com MeandmyEV Me and my EV MeandmyEV.com the Me and My EV From Hell electric carSeptember 3, 2006 at 9:14 pm #21410Anonymous
this is a bogus report and the person that wrote it used our email without permission. please remove the entire posting. They do not have the legal right to use our email or company info. Thank you very much.May 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm #21814imported_katellaParticipant
It appears to be a legit post to me. Why would someone go through all that trouble, with such a long story, if it weren't true? Where is the rebuttal anyway? It appears that Christina Harer at MeandmyEV.com did not take care of this customer. If this story were not true then what would be gained anyway? There is no competition for EVs in the Newport area. Yep, it looks like Christina Harer and her business partner Christopher Selter, a graphics designer for http://www.exraydesign.com, did not take care of business.May 13, 2009 at 12:16 pm #21816imported_refuge821Participant
I notice that they've shut down that website in 2007 so it does appear that business may not have been doing the right thing.
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