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Happy – really happy – Buy Nothing Day

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

Don’t let stuff consume-r your holidays. Kill the monster and rebirth rituals around family, friends and nature instead. Create your own traditions that come from your heart, not your wallet. After all, once you’ve consumer-ed the pie and the stuff you don’t really need, you go back to the “vicious cycle”, described by a Geez reader (Fall issue seven, 2007) like this:

“consume, feel guilty, feel desire, consume”

Try it. Buy Nothing today. Then try buying nothing one day/week. Then try buying sustainably, locally and sparingly. Consume-rs created the madness, consume-rs can stop it.

Happy Buy Nothing Day.

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