A while ago a friend of mine undertook to not buy anything new for a year. It seemed, at the time, to be a major challenge and I just looked on in admiration. Now that it's coming up to the traditional time for making new year resolutions I'm thinking this would be a very good idea for 2012.
- challenge the consumerist culture we are all trapped in
- explore what we all take for granted
- offer an alternative to just throwing stuff away and buying a replacement
- support recycling and re-use initiatives
- save money
There would need to be some 'rules'. Clearly food has to be excluded and maybe some items of personal and domestic hygiene? But beyond that there are plenty of second hand and recycled options aren't there...........
I'm up for it. Is anyone else? Let me know if you are - there is strength in numbers! C'mon...let's do it!