Though I really don’t understand why whoever conceived of this idea thought a listserv would be the best solution, you can now join the Freecycle Listserv:
“Anyone who joins the freecycle program will have the opportunity to exchange items that are still usable,” says William Nelligan, associate director of environmental health and safety and the Wesleyan recycling coordinator. “These items will be free and recycled, hence the name freecycle. If a student has a working TV in her dorm room that she no longer wants, she can post it on the list. Everyone on the list will get this posting, and if someone is interested, they can contact the student and make arrangements to pick it up. The best part is that the TV is going to be reused and not thrown away.”
To join the Wesleyan Freecycle list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a blank subject and one line in the body: join freecycle. Lyris will reply back with a confirmation e-mail link needed to confirm the membership. Once confirmed, users can send messages through freecycle@wes and will receive all messages sent to that list.
Yeah, this seems more complicated than necessary. There already exists the Wesleyan Classifieds for things of this nature, I don’t understand why they don’t just use that? Or, I don’t know, publicize it?