Friday, November 26, 2021

The Buy Nothing Project for Buy Nothing Day

Happy Black Friday/Buy Nothing Day! Instead of writing about the Retail Apocalypse today, I'm concentrating on it being Buy Nothing Day by sharing WCCO CBS Minnesota reporting Residents Use Online Service To ‘Buy Nothing,’ Meet Neighbors on Tuesday.

There's a national movement that's de-cluttering homes and saving money in the process. The chain of giving in one Twin Cities neighborhood is also building new connections with neighbors.
The next day, ABC News also told its viewers to Buy nothing!

The “Buy Nothing Project” is on a mission to teach us all how this year’s holiday shopping could cost you -- nothing! ABC News’ Will Ganss shows us.
Instead of a one-day abstention from purchasing products to protest consumerism, the Buy Nothing Project is promoting building community while saving its partipants money and its participants saving the planet year-round. WGRZ-TV in Buffalo showed that in Good Neighbors: Buy Nothing Project this past May.

I close with the Buy Nothing Project's self-description on its website.
Buy less and share more. It makes us all richer and the planet cleaner...We exist for the sole purpose of building community.

The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with the mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal gifting, and reducing our impact on the environment. Our mission has not changed. In fact, we've doubled down by investing in our own platform that will allow us (collectively) to realize this mission to its fullest.
That's a positive message to support locally organized gift economies and freecycling. This Crazy Eddie approves!

Stay tuned for Small Business Saturday.

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