Repost from MRH The Buy Nothing Day movement has been around since 1992 and was organized in Canada to protest over-consumption. It evolved to further oppose the commercialization of “Black Friday,” the big shopping day after Thanksgiving.
It's time to push back and protest. It's time for a shopping strike. It's time to think about how much we really need to buy. Living mindfully is all about intent and really thinking about what we are doing and why we are doing it. "The fact that we, as a society, have created a national holiday of shopping suggests that our priorities need realignment and Buy Nothing Day is our act of pushback," said Shawn Donnille, co-owner of Mountain Rose Herbs. 7 Ways to Participate in Buy Nothing Day!
1. Don't buy anything. Plain and simple.
2. Collect warm clothing, food, and toiletries that can be donated to your local shelter.
3. Write heartfelt letters of gratitude to the people you hold most dear.
4. Donate empty dropper bottles, extra herbs, and other supplies to a free clinic near you.
5. Spend the day creating homemade gifts for the people you love. Visit @mountainroseherbs for inspiration!
6. Host a clothing swap with friends to refresh your wardrobe without spending a dime.
7. Take a long walk and enjoy the beauty around you.