Community Commitment

Welcome to BuyNothing! 

Each of us is here to: 

  • Offer and Request Gifts.

  • Share, Lend, and Borrow.

  • Express our gratitude. 

  • Build Strong and Generous Communities. 

  • Respect our BuyNothing Community Commitments. 


BuyNothing Community Commitment:

  • Participate at your own risk. You are responsible for all of your interactions online and in person, and must do your own research and make your own choices in order to keep yourself safe.

  • Keep Everything Legal. You must respect all laws and regulations in force everywhere you participate in the BuyNothing community. 

  • All people who are 18 years of age and older are welcome here. 

  • No hate speech, threats or harassment. No gifts that glorify hate groups or call upon others to join in active hate. We define hate speech as words or images that demean or dehumanize another person or group of people on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar historically marginalized metric.

  • Give freely, receive freely, and share freely. No selling, buying, renting, trading, bartering, or otherwise engaging in this-for-that interactions. No marketing or advertising. All gifts offered and requested must be freely-given without expectation of any reward or reimbursement. Remember that all gifts have the same value in Buy Nothing: Priceless.

  • Give, Ask, and Share without limit. You may offer as much as you’d like to give. You may request as much as you’d like to receive. You may not find homes for all of your gifts and you may not receive everything you ask for, but you are encouraged to offer and ask without limit on how much, how often, market value, etc. 

  • Build Trust. Be honest in your communication and strive to build trust through genuine interactions. 

  • Be accountable for yourself and your impact on the Buy Nothing community. You are always in charge of your own posts and can edit or remove things as you desire. You may block anyone you don’t want to connect with. 

  • Show your humanity. Remember that each person you meet here is a real person. None of us are perfect, sometimes we get things right and sometimes we get things wrong. Speak your truth without fear, listen with compassion, build the sort of community you want to live in, and allow people the time and space to learn better so they can do better. 

  • Be open to creativity. Experiment to find new ways and new gifts to give, request, and share. Find ways to use your Gives, Asks, Gratitude and Shares to build a more equitable, joyful, inclusive, sustainable, and compassionate community. 

  • Real Humans Only - Participate as yourself.  No bots, no spam, no accounts for fraudulent purposes, no troll accounts. 

  • Adhere to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy