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‘Buy Nothing Day’ - everywhere

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Time 00:00
Date 27/11/10
Price Free

Go on, challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off and detox from shopping and tune into life. Do it for a personal experiment or public statement, and the best thing is - IT'S FREE!!!


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? The argument is infinite - while it continues we should be looking for simple solutions and Buy Nothing Day is a good place to start.