Photo credit: Story of Stuff Project
– From the Story of Stuff Project.
“First organized in 1992, Buy Nothing Day has spread to 65 countries around the globe. In the US, it takes on the largest ‘consumer holiday,’ Black Friday. And this year, globally, this day is also celebrated on Friday, November 24th. Participation has grown every year as people see commercialism creeping further and further into our lives, making the holidays a time of stress and anxiety.
We want to get back to the original stories of the holidays. Spend time with those you love. Count the blessings you have, not the Stuff that you want. Prioritize doing something instead of buying something. Join our global Community around the world in celebrating the gifts you already have.”
“By celebrating Buy Nothing Day, we take the pressure off retailers to force employees to work overtime, and we help reclaim the holidays as a time to rest and to strengthen our social bonds.”
– “Will you take the pledge to celebrate Buy Nothing Day?”
“This year I pledge to join people around the world in celebrating Buy Nothing Day on November 24th, 2017. Instead of shopping for more Stuff, I will choose to spend time with the ones I love and take action to make positive change in my community.”
Click here to sign the petition.