Black Friday or Buy Nothing?

Posted by Christine, November 24, 2010

Buy Nothing Day is your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself – at least for a single day. It’s a reminder to stop and think about why you’re spending.

When it comes right down to it, it’s not that we believe a single day without shopping makes a big enough impact in itself. But if we stop and think about it for a day, we might find out that we’re more deeply tangled in the dragnet of consumerism than we imagined. This knowledge could be life-changing. If we disect our spending habits we’ll see how we have a significant local effect. But we are part of the big picture as well, and if we take a stand others will as well, and we can see that impact on a global scale. If we buy nothing for just one day, perhaps we’ll realize the true value of watching HOW we spend.

http://www.buynothingday.org/buynothing.html