By: Kyla Garvey
99% of the things we purchase are either trashed or obsolete within 6 months. Reflect on the amount of time you spend in stores during the holiday season compared to the amount of time you spend with friends and family. Shopping leaves us with almost no feeling of fulfilment and does little more than attempt to fill some insatiable void; concerns over these aspects of consumer culture have prompted some to take action.
Ted Dave launched Buy Nothing Day (BND) in retaliation to the American tradition of Black Friday, which wraps up Thanksgiving every year with a no-holds-barred shopping spree. Held annually on November 25th, it aims to interrupt the vicious cycle of rampant consumerism. Continue reading