If you are a fan of Buy Nothing, the popular ‘giveaway space’ on social media, the moment has come to step out into real life. Culver City Buy Nothing will be setting up in Lindberg Park this weekend in Culver City, offering all kinds of household goods, kitchen ware, clothes, toys and ephemera for free.
The event will take place from 10m to 12 noon. If you have things to give, know that you need to set up and stay with them for the duration of the event, and be ready to take home anything that was not ‘gifted.’
The Buy Nothing Project, described by Wikipedia as a ‘global conglomeration of community-based groups, founded in the United States in 2013, that encourages giving of consumer goods and services in preference to conventional commerce,’ has been shepherded online locally by Suzan PS Matu and Daniella Tobin. No selling, just gifting, and the amount of traffic is impressive.
The Buy Nothing Project also has its own portal, unconnected to social media. “The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with the mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal gifting, and reducing our impact on the environment. Our mission has not changed. In fact, we’ve doubled down by investing in our own platform that will allow us (collectively) to realize this mission to its fullest.”
Buy less, and share more, and enjoy meeting neighbors at the park.