challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping
and tune into life for a day - anyone can take part provided they spend a
day without spending!
The challenge easy - try simple living for a day. Spend time with family
and friends, rather than spend money on them. It may sound boring and
cliche, but love is one thing money can't buy.
Buy Nothing Day also exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of
consumerism. The developed countries - only 20% of the world population
are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a
disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of
As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the
companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and
developing countries? It's our responsibility to look for simple solutions
and Buy Nothing Day is a good place to start.
Buy Nothing Day isn't about changing your lifestyle for just one day - we
hope it will be a lasting relationship - maybe a life changing experience?
We want people to make a commitment to consuming less, recycling more and
challenging corporations to clean up and be fair. Modern consumerism might
offer great choice, but this shouldn't be at the cost of the environment
or developing countries.
Buy Nothing Bike Ride
This year we thought it would be good to do something nice and fun
for ourselves instead of buying things.. and basically we thought a nice
bike ride would be good. We will meet at 11am on saturday 25th nov at the
basement, 24 lever st and go for a nice (none buying things) bike ride
from the basement we can ride out to cheshire (we thought cheshire would be
good as its mostly flat so it means its easy for everyone to participate)
dont worry if you're not uber fast others will be riding that are similar
speeds and we can either stay together and keep at a reasonable pace for
everyone or split into groups as we ride according to speed and then all
meet up for lunch- we can decide this on the day..
we thought it would be good to have lunch at tatton park (bring a packed
lunch!).. obviously its november and so might be rainy or cold so come
wearing suitable clothing!
it will be a lovely way to celebrate buy nothing day- doing something fun
and free and spend some time in the lovely countryside and socialise with
other cyclistas! maybe this could even be the start of a cm cycling club!
hope to see you there..
On November 25th people in around the UK will make a pact with themselves
to take a break from shopping as a personal experiment or public statement
and the best thing is - IT'S FREE!!! There is only one rule - anyone can
take part, provided they don't shop on Saturday November 25th!
For more info see