Buy Nothing New Month 2013. Done.
We hope you enjoyed taking time to rethink how we buy, what and why.
We hope you loved a little more, shopped a little less for unnecessary stuff, maybe saved some dough, supported your local charity store, saw the value in existing stuff and had some ‘ah ha’ moments of your own.
We would love to hear about your experience of Buy Nothing New Month on our FB page
With loads of respect for what you’ve just done,
The Buy Nothing New Month Crew
PS: See you in October 2014
We love Ricky Gervais’ thoughts on unnecessary upgrades.
From hyper consumption to collaborative consumption, welcome to our new world marked by trust between strangers, access over ownership, and experience over stuff.
Good-bye wasteful ways, hello resourcefulness!
Secondhand shopping reduces the impact on our environment and our wallets.
(and if shopping at charity stores like Brotherhood of St Laurence) you’re supporting a good cause too,
Check cute, stylish Jessi Arrington, who gets all her clothing second hand.
How many T-shirts do you own? One? Five? Twenty?
2,700 litres of water go to making one t-shirt.
That’s enough for one person to drink for 900 days!
Continue reading “How your choices matter”
Need a five minute break?
An excerpt from this thought provoking clip
“research consistently shows, the more people value materialistic experiences and goals, the lower their happiness and life satisfaction”
Or check a 2010 Cornell University study hypothesizing it’s experiences,
not stuff that will bring lasting happiness:
Ba da da da daaaa.
We still love this 2012 chart topping op shopping tune, so today, we’re recycling it!
Crank this for a Buy Nothing New Month theme song.
Ever pondered when you throw something ‘away’, where is ‘away?’
Here’s one answer.
Have you been to pinterest and typed in ‘upcycled’ or even googled it?
Seriously. Creativity abounds.
What’s in your home or wardrobe you can remake into something else?
For you or someone else?
Refashion Co-op is a great resource site for ideas to refashion clotheshttps://www.facebook.com/RefashionCoop
Show us your up-cycled awesomeness on Facebook, Pinterest or instagram using the #BNNM