HOLIDAY SEASON FREE-CYCLE
Hosted by LEAP and Sustainable MRU Committee
WHERE: In front of The Table
(previously the Herb ‘n’ Market)
WHO: All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate!
What’s a Free-Cycle?
Free-Cycles are a growing trend in North America and abroad and are taking shape as small grassroots initiatives and larger-scale sustainability projects. A Free-Cycle allows you to donate items that need a new home, and potentially find other items to take home with you for free – kind of like a community garage sale to which everyone contributes materials and where they can also shop for themselves!
With a Holiday Season Free-Cycle, we are particularly interested in free-cycling holiday-related items such as decorations and things that can be re-gifted, thereby diverting waste and helping people save money in the notoriously-expensive holiday shopping process!
In addition, we are donating any items that don’t find a new home within the MRU community to the Women In Need Society (WINS), a thrift charity that operates several thrift stores in Calgary and helps provide basic needs to women in poverty and their families.
A Free-Cycle is a win-win because you can get rid of unwanted items without creating waste or creating the need for new goods to be manufactured, and others in need of those items can take them home for free!
Some ideas of what you can bring or find at the free-cycle:
- Indoor and outdoor decorations
- Gift Wrap
- Holiday Apparel
- Board Games
- Candy Dishes
- Party Supplies
- Craft Supplies
- Picture Frames
Start collecting your holiday-related items now to bring in and place on the
Free-Cycle tables anytime after 10:00 A.M. on November 24th.
During the Free-Cycle days, take some time to browse around the items brought in by others and feel free to take away anything you can re-gift or reuse.
Visit The Gallery often to view donations as they trickle in over the course of the three days!
Be sure to pass the word around as this is a project that everyone can