Welcome to our Gifting Community! This group is for the people of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and surrounding counties in Washington State who want to participate in a true Gifting Economy based on a revised version of the Native American Potlatch model.
Here we give and receive stuff, services, and info for free with no strings attached. There is no exchange involved. It is a pure Gifting Economy where you can choose to be a giver, a receiver, or both as you see fit. We have a more progressive purpose than just reducing the refuse piles. We intend to change the world.
This site is a community resource open to everyone. To help people scan messages, please put Offered:, Wanted:, Taken:, Found:, or Received: as the first word on the subject line followed by a short description of the item, service, info, or other help.
To join us, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WhatcomPotlatch/ and click - Join This Group!
"We must be the change we wish to see." - Mahatma Gandhi
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Bucky Fuller
"It is our task - our essential, central, crucial task - to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures. It is the only way human evolution will be able to proceed." - Scott Peck
"If we believe in the rebirth of our civilization... then clearly this renaissance must begin in the chambers of our own hearts... We cannot wait for society to change, or for our institutions to be renewed. We, as individuals, must assume responsibility for our own personal transformation." - Georg Feuerstein
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol