Monday, November 20, 2006

Buy Nothing Day

Got this from an email Phil Togwell sent me.

Check out the website Buynothingday

Heres a snippet from the website:

Saturday November 25th 2006 is Buy Nothing Day (UK), It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. Anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!

This year our message is simple, shop less - live more! The challenge is to try simple living for a day, spend time with family and friends, rather than spend money on them.

Buy Nothing Day also exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries - only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth

I like the fact that they are not anti Christmas, just encouraging people to think a bit. Check it out.

1 comment:

Resa said...

we'll be celebrating buy nothing day here in sweden!