"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation"
Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Tuesday, 4 March 2008


Whilst this is a bit off-topic, I think it's worthwhile drawing people's attention to the Freecycle network.

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,272 groups with 4,602,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.

Since joining I've managed to save several household appliances from the tip, and have received several useful items for free - it really is a great idea and (in my experience) works really well. I urge you to find your local network and join.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That looks like fun. I've just joined the Fife East group to give it a go.