Concerned About Consumerism?

by: Heather on 11/22/2007
Posted in: Events

Yes, I know it's ironic to ask everyone not to shop the day after posting about our free shipping special, but tomorrow (November 23) is Buy Nothing Day - an important opportunity to remind ourselves to take a step back from our consumer culture. Kalle Lasn,the co-founder of Adbusters who launched Buy Nothing Day as a yearly, global event, sees rampant consumerism and overconsumption as the core cause of our environmental problems. "Buy Nothing Day isn't just about changing your routine for one day. It's about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment. With over six billion people on the planet, it is the responsibility of the most affluent - the upper 20% that consumes 80% of the world's resources - to set out on a new path."

Adbusters is maintaining a list of global events here. Are you going to participate in Buy Nothing Day?

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