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Share Tompkins helps folks share and trade goods and services in Tompkins County, NY.

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Organizers Meeting/Share Tompkins in Ithaca Journal again!

We were in the Ithaca Journal again! This time for getting a Sustainable Tompkins mini-grant:
Sustainable Tompkins awards $1,810 in grants

Here’s an excerpt:

Sustainable Tompkins recently awarded quarterly mini-grants totaling $1,810 to four community projects that encourage local self-reliance, strengthen neighborhood connections and promote long-term community well-being. The donor-supported program has distributed $10,270 to 25 projects since 2008. Mini-grants awarded this week were…

$410 to Share Tompkins for publicity expenses of the monthly Swap Meets and creation of an on-line directory. Share Tompkins began in May as a grassroots initiative that aims to build community self-reliance by facilitating the sharing and bartering of local goods and services. Swap Meets help residents save money while reducing the county’s environmental footprint by lowering potential pollution generated by production and transportation of new imported goods. Share Tompkins is run entirely by volunteers. Shira Golding, a co-founder, is [a] contact person for these increasingly popular Swap Meets.

Help us spend the grant money by coming to the organizers meeting tonight!

From McKenzie…

Thanks to all of you who were part of making Saturday’s Really Really Free Market a huge hit! Share Tompkins relies on the participation of all of you to keep us going. We ask that you please provide input as we prepare our next Share Tompkins swap meet in February! Whether you’ve helped organize a meet before, or have never even attended one, you’re invited to help!

Our meeting will be held on:
Thursday, February 4, 2010
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Danielle and Greg’s house, 322 S. Geneva St.

Everyone is invited to take part in the organizational process. We have a lot of decisions to make, like where and when the meet will be, if it will be centered on bartering or be another successful free market, and how to best promote the event.

Come share your ideas for continuing to make Share Tompkins a valuable community resource!!

As always, feel free to bring snacks, too!

RSVP on Facebook.

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Resources list is up

The new Resources page is up! The idea is to provide quick access to local resources and services (and less-local but still locally-useful websites) that can help us all to find things for free, share and barter, and otherwise meet our needs in equitable and affordable ways. This page is a starting point – it needs your knowledge to help make it a useful guide.

Please check it out and leave comments on the page to tell us about the things we’ve missed. Thanks!

Welcome to Share Tompkins’ new site

In the coming days we’ll be posting information on free resources and websites and other networks that make sharing and bartering easier in Tompkins County. If you know of sites we should list, please make a comment on this post and tell us about them!

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