"Because you can't hug a tree if you can't find one."

11/28/2008

Buy Nothing Day Dance Party


Because it did not seem like enough to just not shop today, instead I went to Union Square for the "Dance Your Debt Away" Dance Party with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. Rev. Billy exercised the shopping demons at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble, we danced in a conga line around the Square. The band played and the choir sang.

And a couple hundred people didn't buy a single thing.

5 comments:

Green Bean said...

I can't believe you did that! How totally cool! I'm jealous though at least I didn't buy a thing yesterday.

Rejin/Urban Botany said...

It was so much fun, I wish there was a whole month of Buy Nothing Days. I may have to join the Church of Stop Shopping.

The Garden of Self Defence said...

Permapoesis: meaning-making through active participation with one's local community-ecology.

The Garden of Self Defence said...

or, as michael pollan now says: don't buy any food that is advertised, as it's likely to be highly processed and toxic. in other words don't get your food from supermarkets.

this can also be extended to: don't buy anything advertised at all, and the chances are you won't have maimed, poisoned, bombed, or stolen anything from other humans or non-humans.

grow it locally and tend to our ecologies! yippeee!

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