The FullCircles Blog

Multi-contributor blog on the topic of reusing, freecycling… garbology in general.

Do you have too much stuff?

This exercise is about getting clear on why you own what you own and what it might be costing you to own it.

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We’ve got way too much stuff

21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

Some great information here!  This is an American article but it certainly describes Canada as well!

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Buy Nothing Kingston: Community Project encourages being neighbourly

Simply, charitable and neighbourly; that is the Buy Nothing Project.

Michelle Charbonneau, 33, administrator the Kingston Central Chapter of the Buy Nothing Project, in Kingston on Sunday. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard)

Source: Community Project encourages being neighbourly | The Kingston Whig-Standard

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Waste Reduction Week (Canada) 2014 – Oct 20-26, 2014

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Pop Up Repair

Interesting idea…

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Ottawa’s Spring 2014 RRFM Volunteer Sign Up Day



Sign Up Day

Date:       Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Time:       9:30am

Location: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
Side door; 206 Montreal Rd, Vanier ON

Volunteer Sign up / Open Media Day

What is a really really free market (RRFM)?  An RRFM market is a place where anyone, for any reason, can drop off any good reusable stuff they don’t want and/or take good reusable stuff they do want.  Everything is FREE… like a big pop-up department store except absolutely everything is absolutely free.

This Saturday we are holding an open planning/briefing forum and volunteer sign up day for Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market (ORRFM).  The ORRFM event, run successfully spring and fall since 2010, has grown to the size where we have recognized the need to create an official committee to plan and run the events.

Our site is being re-organized.  We are sponsored by FullCircles, Ottawa’s premiere online Freecycling community, and supported by St. Margaret’s Anglican Church,, UsedOttawa, Desjardins Group and hope to welcome even more members from the local Ottawa Community.

We have reorganized and we need team leaders.  We are adding more professional elements to the event as well as receiving further support from the local Vanier Community.

We would like to invite all local media, residents and community associations to attend.  Host Kelly Ann Wilson from FullCircles Ottawa, founder of Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market, would like to welcome all who would like information and to explain the concept of sustainability and how Free Markets benefit many in the local community as well as the entire city.

Father William Farley from St. Margaret’s Anglican Church and Lisa Higgs from Used Ottawa will be available to answer any questions that anyone may have about the event.  Both Father Farley and Lisa have become involved in the success of the market and represent the hosting community as well as the over all residents of the city.

Our volunteer Coordinator Lisa Latulip will sign up volunteers and take your information or, if you are unable to attend the meeting, you can e-mail to sign up privately or receive more information.

We would like to introduce the RRFM concept to the community and to increase community awareness of the kinds of stuff that can be redirected via the market to reduce recycling impact, and to increase our community’s GNH index (Gross National Happiness).

Freecycling creates a fun world of opportunity.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Kelly Wilson

Team FullCircles Ottawa

Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market.

(613) 699-1713

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Ottawa / Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec region with 11,400 members.


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