Tuesday, 17 January 2012
A local scheme called Stuff for Free is using unwanted Xmas gifts to make other people's worlds a slightly better place, and was featured on the BBC last weekend which you can watch for yourselves here. A local reader writes in to alert me of the scheme, which is sponsored by the national charity Healthy Planet.
As with all of the best ieas, it's amazingly simple - people use it to leave stuff they don't want, the charity sorts through it all and give it to people who need it.
In January and February, Healthy Planet is offering a great opportunity to donate (and later, take for free) unwanted Christmas presents and help the environment at the same time - at their new Stuff for Free events.
Healthy Planet's Stuff for Free is a giant community reuse event - helping redistribute good quality stuff to a new home, where it will be valued.
What's more, you'll be helping the environment. By re-using things instead of throwing them away, you'll be helping to save landfill space, reduce fly tipping and save valuable resources.
Healthy Planet say their mission is to champion new and grassroot green and healthy causes, by giving community initiatives the space and voice they need. A good start, I think you'll agree - more info on how to take part here.
Posted by Chris Underwood at 09:40