I’m going to start buying nothing new. The key word is ‘new.’ I still have to buy things, but I will try to reduce spending and reuse items, instead of buying new stuff.
The more I learn about what consumerism does to the planet and our fellow man, the harder it is for me to buy cheap new stuff. While the cost to me may be low, the toll on the planet and the people who make the stuff is huge. I look forward to the adventure of finding great new-to-me stuff, only when I need it. This is a personal thing that not everyone can do, but I look forward to the experience.
If you’re buying nothing new, I hope you’ll comment here about how it goes for you. What are your challenges and victories? Great finds, suggestions, new local shops. We can do this project together. Comments are in chronological order, so the newest thoughts will be at the bottom.
(I was inspired by The Compact.)