Intuit has teamed up with a nonprofit group on Earth Day to promote a free online forum where employees can share and re-use unneeded items, such as office furniture and computer screens, instead of dumping them in the trash.

Intuit and The Freecycle Network have created FreeCycle@Work, which leverages Intuit’s QuickBase online database technology, so employees can give away or share with each other the re-usable clutter from their home or office.

The Freecycle Network environmental Web community has more than 7 million members and is active in more than 100 countries. The nonprofit gifting movement enables individuals to gift items to others in their local community rather than throw them away. The amount of items gifted in the past year is the equivalent of over 10 times the height of Mt. Everest when stacked in garbage trucks, weighing more than 500 million pounds.

“The partnership with Intuit expands our community-based program to the workplace and encourages employee communities to participate,” said Freecycle founder Deron Beal in a statement.

Intuit introduced the Freecycle@Work program in 2008. Companies do not need to be QuickBase customers to access and use it. Most users can start posting items in minutes after simply creating an account. For more information, visit http://quickbase.intuit.com/freecycle.

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