buy nothing day
buy nothing day
30th (29th in the US) could mark the delivery of a landmark
social message. More than a million people from over thirty
countries will celebrate 11 years of opposition on the unofficial
"opening day" of the Christmas frenzy.
Buy Nothing Day 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 wealth.
The initiative for the Buy Nothing Day was taken in 1992,
in Canada, by Ted Dave, who was working in the advertising world.
By doing this, he wanted to perform an act against the constant
appeal to overconsume, which advertisements pour out on us.
His motto was: Enough is enough! Since then the idea
of the Buy Nothing Day has been adopted by increasingly more
: The Yearly International Buy Nothing Day | ~ | Adbusters
: Buy Nothing Day |
Nothing Day Japan | ~ |
Buy Nothing Day Germany | ~ |
Buy Nothing Day UK |
Nothing Christmas | ~ | Worldwatch.org
| ~ | Fairtrade.org.uk
| ~ | neweconomics.org
| ~ | Transnationale.org
| ~ | Corporatewatch.org.uk
| ~ | Commercialalert.org
| ~ | Behindthelabel.org
former featured nothings
OF ANTIMATTER - CERN have announced that they have passed through
nature's looking glass and created atoms made of antimatter,
or anti-atoms ... (September-02)
ARE NON-PERSONS - taking photographs that could "humanise
or personalise" asylum seekers has been banned by former
defense minister Peter Reith's office in Australia ... (June-02)
IS - WHAT IS NOT? - a story about an encounter and about trying
to differ between fact and non-fact ... (May-02)
RIGHT NOT TO BE BORN - the French parliament has passed a bill
that states that "nobody can claim to have been harmed
simply by being born". the extraordinary bill was a response
to a conviction by the French supreme court that is said to
have established the right not to be born ... (April-02)
11,202,803 CHILDREN - who were born out of nothing during the
31 days of Mars 2002 ... (Mars-02)
I KNOW / SOMETHING I DONíT KNOW - by Graham Gussin ...
POTENT NOTHING OF CYBERSPACE - this virtual reality in which
we now are taking part ... (January-02)
ACTIVE NOTHING OF TERROR AND RESPONS - the World Trade Center
- Afghanistan and on ... (December-01)
AT ROOSEUM, Malmö's Center for Contemporary Art, 3 November
- 16 December, 2001. works by 35 artists exploring notions of
invisibility, imagination and dematerialisation ... (November-01)
EVERY TENT; THE OTHER!
- consisting of two Irish green, empty tents, one raised outside
Atelier 35 in Bucharest, and one inside the gallery space ...
HYPER-METAPHOR; UK, RAISING TENTS
- containing, among other things, a motorway, ten tents, a text
discussion and an internet diary ... (September-01)
is gratefully accepted!