There is a robust sharing economy here in Ithaca and Tompkins County, and many people eager to support it. The more visible it becomes to all of us, the more we can more fully take advantage of all we're already offering ourselves.
The pages in this section are intended to provide quick access to information that can help people in Tompkins County, New York to share and barter, find things for free, and otherwise meet our needs in equitable, affordable, sustainable ways. If you can, please consider volunteering time and resources to the local organizations listed here, to support their efforts in our community.
Contribute to our resources directory. Do you know of a great way for people in Tompkins County to share, barter, or get stuff for free or very low cost? Know of an organization or service that could help people live more richly for less money? Contribute to the resources directory. We need your knowledge and ideas to help make this page useful to the community
Post your haves and wants online. Need something? Have something to offer? You can create a profile and post offers and requests on Swidjit.
Please submit any Sharing Events for the Ithaca and greater Tompkins County area.
Find local resources, events and news
Join a working group. If you’d like to contribute to the site or help organize and promote Share Tompkins events, contact us.
Host a Swap Meet or Really Really Free Market. Share Tompkins events have been held in family homes, warehouses, community buildings and even on The Commons. It can be handy to host an event when you have a lot of stuff at your home or business that you want to give away or barter. Contact us if you can help out! Read the article How to Throw a Community Swap Meet on Shareable.net
Tell your story. Have you arranged a great swap lately? Are you a freecycler? Maybe you’ve participated in a barn raising or a childcare collective? We’re looking for folks who can blog or write articles about sharing in Tompkins County. Contact us!
Share your photos and videos. If you have media related to Share Tompkins or to sharing more generally in Tompkins County, please post them in our Flickr group and consider sharing them with a Creative Commons license.