Buy Nothing Groups are now in every neighbourhood in Vancouver.
And many areas beyond the city as well.
they’ve been growing both in membership and number of groups since March 2020, many doubling in size in six months from the start of the pandemic.
Cayla introduced Mary to Buy Nothing Project in early 2019, after meeting at the womens’ gathering.
Both are now administrators on their neighbourhood Buy Nothing Groups – Marpole and Kitsilano North East respectively.
These are facebook groups where people give stuff away and ask for what they need. And, importantly, express their gratitude. The third kind of post is what keeps the community building part in the forefront.
In 2019, CityTV visited a Buy Nothing “free store” that Mary coordinated. Watch the video here:Kitsilano is the largest group in Vancouver and has recently helped to mentor volunteers and promote new groups in West Point Grey and Dunbar/Kerrisdale.
Do you want to declutter without contributing to the landfill?
If you’ve every frequented (or have ever fantasized about) a “free store” – here’s a way to try it out.
Find a group in BC by going to http://tinyurl.com/bnpmapbc