Buy Nothing Day

It is almost Adbusters’ Buy Nothing Day. This year it is on 29 November (28 November if you live in North America).

In the past I have read criticism that it does nothing to slow down consumption and spending. To these critics I don’t agree.

Any form of highlighting of our consumption habits will help slow it down. We tend to forget how easy it is to consume when we think money can buy all, and when things are prepared and made available at your convenience at every street corner.

So show support on Buy Nothing Day by buying nothing. Remind yourself of just how precious the planet’s resources are. Remind yourself to share these resources with others including other animals and vegetation. Remind yourself that resources are not only ours to consume but belongs to everyone and everything.

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