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.
at 4:19 PM