It’s not “Do not buy anything ever” month!
Can you help me defend what is a cracker of an idea? “Buy Nothing New” month is being featured in a poor light in the Daily Telegraph.
Take a look at the article here and please make your own determination but…
This October, it is planned that two people will be housed in a sustainable pop-up house in Sydney’s CBD. They will have to source all their clothes and all the furniture for the house second hand. It’s promoting swapping, sharing, sourcing second hand, conscientious consumption and Collaborative Consumption. This project is call The New Joneses.
Some Sydney retailers have raised concerns with the Daily Tele.
If you feel as I do, that “Buy Nothing New” month is helpful to the environment because it makes us aware of our consumerism and what it takes to create resources for new things, that it gives things that may be turned into landfill a new lease on life and it is a genuine contribution to the collaborative consumption movement and helps us think about the impact we make at home, please help spread a positive message to counter the one from the Telegraph.
How can you do this?
1. If you’re happy to show council your support for conscientious consumption, Buy Nothing New Month and The New Joneses project, please email Clover Moore today and let her know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. You can also share this blog with your friends, family and interested parties so it reaches more and more people.
4. Contact the Telegraph to voice your support of Buy Nothing New Month:
2 Holt Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010.
Telephone: (02) 9288-3000 .
Fax: (02) 9288-2300.
5. If you own a shop in the City of Sydney and think the pop-up concept is a good idea, add your voice to those who support the idea!
This isn’t about never shopping again, this is about shopping smarter in a way that helps the planet and the people who live on it.
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