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24/11/2011 16:25  RssIcon

Saturday 26th November is Buy Nothing Day

Lock up your wallets and purses, cut up your credit cards and dump the love of your life - shopping.

Saturday November 26th is Buy Nothing Day (UK). 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!

24 Hour Detox

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.

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and developing countries? We all know recycling is OK for the the environment, but consuming less is better and Buy Nothing Day is a great way to start.

For more info, a list of events near you or a toolkit of ideas for organising your own event, visit the Buy Nothing Day website.

Follow Buy Nothing Day UK on twitter and Facebook.

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