Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holiday Weekend Sales, Pre-Christmas Sales, Post-Hanukah Clearance Sales, and Kwanzaa Clearance Events—it’s enough to make you go crazy as a consumer.
One organization, AdBusters, has a solution to help you retain your sanity—“Buy Nothing Day.”
The group’s website touts that “the journey towards a sane sustainable future begins with a single step” and sees capping your consumption for an entire day as that step.
AdBusters, which also publishes a monthly anti-consumerist magazine, is also a proponent of the Occupy movement, and offers online and printable ads to help spread the word. The website also features guides to organized protests like a Credit Card Cut Up, Zombie Walk and Whirl-Mart.
AdBusters claims that participating will find you joining “millions of us in over 60 countries on November 23/24.”
So, what will you do in the next few days—brave the lines at the stores on Black Friday, virtually shop on Cyber Monday or participate in Buy Nothing Day?