You’re done and dusted!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Collectively, your thoughts and actions are contributing to the growing global groundswell choosing citizenship over consumerism.
Now, you’re on the path.
Keep treading lovingly and lightly!
You’re now a part of the global Buy Nothing New Crew
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”Arundhati Roy
Presents don’t need to be ‘stuff’.
What about tickets, an outing, something home made or sourced second hand?
Ok, so we have no idea who ‘Harris Group’ are… but a study they did found that 72 percent of millennials prefer to spend more money on experiences than on material things.
Each time you bring something non-essential into your home, donate one thing to charity in order to make ‘room’ for the new thing.
This will help consider, do I really need it?
What do I need to get rid of to have this ‘new thing’
You’ve heard of Marie Kondo’s blockbusting book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying.
We love getting ‘stuff’ we don’t need, that is cluttering our minds, out of our homes, and back into circulation at the local op-shop.
We’ve read HEAPS and condensed what the experts say.
Friends, family and positive experiences make us happy.
“If we become less materialistic, our well-being improves. If our well-being improves, we tend to be less materialistic.”
Imagine a world that encourages reduce, re-use, repair. Where it’s cheaper to repair than buy new…where crafts-people have a thriving business extending the life of existing goods and we reduce waste to landfill. Now let’s do it!
Getting informed about where our stuff comes from and supporting companies prioritising people and planet over plain profit, is a positive step we can all take towards a fairer world for all of us, not just some of us.
Here’s an app for the Aussies.
Rating brands on their impact on our people our planet and our animals.
Check it out goodonyou.org.au/
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.” Sally Koch
Each time you refuse to buy something you don’t need, you’ve done something small to improve the state of our world. Vote with your money to bring in a new world that respects and preserves our resources.
Just ask yourself: Do I really need it?
‘If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you have never been in bed with a mosquito!’ – African Proverb
“In 2015 the collective Australian credit card debt was $51 billion. Analysts predict the current generation of teenagers won’t even try to pay it off. We are shopping addicts, buying a lot of rubbish on impulse to wear once, spending beyond our means for no good reason.”
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