Short Answer: Download the app! See links at bottom.
Long Answer: Many thanks for reaching out to us. We are not in the Buy Nothing Facebook groups themselves as they are all locally run. We have lots of resources with regards to building an equitable local gift economy and the Community Agreement
, written by the Buy Nothing Project's Equity Team
, is one that all Facebook participants, including admins, should be adhering to. We recommend reaching out to this admin, educating your community with the resources we provide below, and finding allies within your community who may speak up about these issues, too. Buy Nothing Facebook groups are for the whole community and each admin's role is to serve their community.
We have developed the BuyNothing app to empower us each to build the kind of local gift economy we'd like to see. Please know that all community members can join and grow an equitable local gift economy through the app which anyone can join.
We also encourage all gift economy participants to take our free Buy Nothing Academy online
to learn how to bring Buy Nothing to life in your community. Anyone can build a gift economy, and our website provides free tools anyone can use to do this. Here are some resources
specifically written for dealing with conflicts in Buy Nothing Facebook groups.