Ready to Freecycle? Go to the list of items now.
The Freecycle Network is an entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. We thought if you can do this at home, why not do something similar in the office? Hence, Freecyle@NASA was born. In a nutshell, it's a way for all of us here at work to find new homes for office supplies that we no longer want or use. Simple, right?
Of course, you knew there had to be a few rules. So, here they are. But, we promise, they won't put you to sleep, so read on!
- Please only list items from work to be used at work. NASA is being really cool to let us use this for work purposes, so please, office items only. And not to get too legal on you, but you should know postings are for official government use only. If you want to unload your old 8-track player or that afghan from Aunt Gertie, check out the Freecycle Network for home. And, along those same lines, items must stay at work. We love the Boy Scouts and your local elementary school too, but no sharing with them. Keep in mind, this site does have moderators and we ARE watching what you post.
- Remove all sensitive information. Okay, this one should be pretty obvious, but just to be clear. Do not Freecycle anything containing personally identifiable information (PII) or potentially sensitive information. So, remove the government credit card statements, contractor quotes or statements, personnel forms, performance records etc. before giving away your old binder. Please don't share rewritable CDs or portable drives you used to store any PII or sensitive information. Capisce?
- DO sweat the small stuff. Freecycle@NASA is really about the small stuff, like pencils, notebooks, whiteboards, etc. Feel free to peruse the whole list of appropriate items.
- No postings of equipment. These are big ticket items. They usually have a silver decal with a barcode and some indication that the item is the property of the U.S. Government or some company (see below), and are often computers, printers, scientific equipment... you get the idea. If you have a piece of equipment, with or without a tag, please check with your property custodian as we don't want to get anyone in trouble, most notably ourselves. Or, you can talk to our good friends in Supply and Equipment Management. Tell them Freecycle@NASA sent you and we know they'll treat you right.
No equipment, such as items with these types of barcodes, please.
- No naughty language or otherwise inappropriate postings. You know what we mean by this, so don't make us spell it out. Play nice and we'll all get along just fine. Did we mention our moderators? They are watchiiinnng yooouuu.
Hey, enough of this blither-blather, you're thinking. How do I sign up already?
Let's go - take me to the listing of items! This is where the magic happens! Get your NDC credentials ready, login, and start Freecycling at NASA!
We're good people, or so we've been told. If you have a question about anything related to Freecycle@NASA, you can email, call, fax, walk over and see us, or even send a message by carrier pigeon. Okay, maybe not really for the last one. But, we're approachable, so approach us!
Freecycle@NASA Program Lead
Goddard Space Flight Center Environmental Team/Code 250
Ames Research Center
Armstrong Flight Research Center
Glenn Research Center
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Langley Research Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
Stennis Space Center
Wallops Flight Facility
White Sands Test Facility