Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Day 246 of our Green Year: Swaptree

Christmas Eve and the big dude is almost here! We are getting ready at the ranch to open up our presents, early I know, and to prepare our vegetarian Christmas dinner tomorrow.

Today, we are joining and raising awareness about a website that gives you something to do with those unwanted Christmas gifts. Swaptree is the world's biggest swap meet and it is all done online. The great thing about the internet is that it has allowed us to connect with people all over the world to share ideas, swap goods and create a network of people wanting to change the world. This is essentially what Swaptree is.

Books, magazines, DVDs, movies and more can all be swapped around on this website, free of charge. All you have to do is join, put in the items that you want to swap and Swaptree will generate a list of thousands of items that you can receive in trade for any of your items, from all over the world. You don't have to search for trades, negotiate or anything of the sort. Swaptree does everything for you and all you have to do is choose what you want to shop for.

Once you are ready, you print off the postage on your computer, provided through free software with Swaptree and mail your item to its new destination. All you have to pay for is shipping, nothing else.

Now, it is not available in Canada, but they do have plans to expand beyond the United States and we will be ready for them. Until then, we will continue spreading awareness about this great service and website. Visit them at

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