Happy Buy Nothing Day!

I’ve been celebrating Buy Nothing Day for about a decade and half, and this year is no different.

Founded by Canadian artist Ted Dave and subsequently promoted by Adbusters magazine, Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism. North Americans celebrate Buy Nothing Day today. The rest of the world celebrates it tomorrow.

Buy Nothing Day started in Vancouver in 1992. Today, people from over 65 nations celebrate the day.

I normally stay home on Buy Nothing Day, but this year, Eddy and I will be in Jasper, Arkansas, celebrating Thanksgiving with our friends. With the Ozarks so beautiful this time of the year, you can rest assured that there will be some hiking involved!

We can all go a day without buying things. Why not give Buy Nothing Day a try?

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2 responses to “Happy Buy Nothing Day!

  1. http://vimeo.com/channels/150944

    New Economic Theory – “…systemic solutions to a series of systemic problems that now face humanity.”

  2. There’s hope in the fact that the event survived for 18 years… It’s not big, but it’s there…

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