Buy Nothing on Saturday
Saturday November 27th 2010 is Buy Nothing Day in the UK.
The annual Buy Nothing Day highlights the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism.
It’s a day when you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple: for 24 hours you promise to detox from shopping and anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending.
Buy Nothing Day was started by Canadian campaign-group ‘Adbusters’ in the early 1990s and has grown into an international event celebrated all over the world. The idea is that people make an ongoing commitment to consuming less, recycling more and challenging companies to clean up and be fair. Adbusters is a network of ‘culture jammers concerned with the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces’.
• Take a look at the toolkit on the website for information and ideas about organising an event.
• Follow Buy Nothing Day UK on Twitter and check the events page – www.buynothingday.co.uk
• There are more resources on the Adbusters website at www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd.