*This year strive for the goal of buying nothing. Sign up for your local Buy Nothing or Free Cycle website. You can also go to https://buynothingproject.org This is also about giving and receiving skills and time, and perhaps most importantly, getting to know your neighbors. The Freecycle Network is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. This leads to less consumerism, saves money, and keeps things out of the waste stream.
*Watch for a new program at UUCMP to dispose of and recycle batteries. On the first Sunday of each month, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., you may drop off lithium ion and standard batteries. Please separate lithium-ion batteries from the others. Lithium-ion batteries last longer and are a popular choice of rechargeable battery for use in many applications like portable electronics and automobiles.