Friday, November 21, 2008

Buy Nothing Day

The day after Thanksgiving has been traditionally known as the biggest shopping day of the year. But not this year! This year, the day after Thanksgiving is Buy Nothing Day!!! Here's how to find a Buy Nothing Day event, or list yours!

And you can send a Buy Nothing Day card to your friends and family by clicking here.

Lots of people are talking about it!

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping will be hosting a free dance party at Union Square in New York City.

Here's what Ad Busters has to say about the big event:

"Suddenly, we ran out of money and, to avoid collapse, we quickly pumped liquidity back into the system. But behind our financial crisis a much more ominous crisis looms: we are running out of nature… fish, forests, fresh water, minerals, soil. What are we going to do when supplies of these vital resources run low?

There’s only one way to avoid the collapse of this human experiment of ours on Planet Earth: we have to consume less.

It will take a massive mindshift. You can start the ball rolling by buying nothing on November 28th. Then celebrate Christmas differently this year, and make a New Year’s resolution to change your lifestyle in 2009.

It’s now or never!"

This is what Buy Nothing Day looks like in the UK.

And the Consumer Monster also has his own unique take on the situation.

The philosophy of Buy Nothing Day, which is to consume much, much less than we are currently consuming, is precisely what is going to shift us from our current paradigm into a beautiful new paradigm that is more sustainable...and much more enjoyable.

So folks, there you go. Now go forth nothing!!!

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