Buy Nothing Day
Saturday 24th November is a global holiday from consumerism
The annual international Buy Nothing Day falls on Saturday 24th November. It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from shopping and anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!
Everything we buy has an impact on the environment, Buy Nothing Day highlights 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 an unfair distribution of wealth.
Buy Nothing Day was created by the US Adbusters group. Their website has loads of resources, posters and ideas including this infamous “North American Piggy” anti-advertisement for Buy Nothing Day – banned from MTV and other networks worldwide.
The UK Buy Nothing Day website is here.