Seeds & Sustainability: Community Swaps

What are Community Swaps?

Community Swaps provide a space for people to meet and greet each other, give away items they no longer need, acquire those that they do and participate in sustainable living through reducing and reusing.  Swapping decreases waste, provides cost-free access to goods and contributes to equity, self-sufficiency and resilience.  Each swap has a theme.  Bring things to trade, exchange your items with those of others, and participate in the circular economy.

Upcoming Events

Next Up: Cine-Swap on Saturday, 8/31, from 11 am to 1 pm

Join us for a Community Swap in the Central Library 1st floor Demo Area and on the library's east grounds near Shoal Creek. August's theme is Movies. Please bring your cinema-related items (DVDs, VHS, movie posters and merch).  Swap with others who can give them a new home.  For more information or to reserve a table for your swap items, please Ask a Librarian.

Spotlight: Net-Zero Hero

Marcos Martinez, Environmental Program Coordinator for the City of Austin Development Services Department, is doing his part to ensure all Austinites have a chance to reap the benefits of nature. We met with Marcos at the Little Walnut Creek Branch Library to learn more about his work, passions, and his personal journey to sustainability. Read more.

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