Buy Nothing Day: Worth a Second Look?

Buy Nothing Day is a pretty well known phenomenon by now. It was the brainchild of a Vancouver cartoonist who, in 1992, decided to do something to fight back against the corporate domination of our culture. Buy Nothing Day is this Saturday, and here in the Yukon there are a number of things planned that have piqued my interest.

In the past I’ve scoffed at Buy Nothing Day. I’ve heard of too many people stocking up the day before, just so they can say they didn’t buy anything on ‘the day’. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? But a whole month of week-ends focusing on alternatives to buying stuff – that just might be worth checking out.


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