October Challenge – Buy Nothing New Month

This October is dedicated to everyone thinking a bit differently because this month is Buy Nothing New Month.

Buy Nothing New Month is a global movement for collective, conscientious consumption. It’s a one month challenge – which I am challenging everyone to try (if you can’t do the whole month, give it a try for a weekend or a week!) to buy nothing new (with the exception of essentials like food, hygiene and medicines)

Buy Nothing New Month isn’t Buy Nothing New Never. Nor is it about going without. It’s literally about taking one month (or a few days) off to really think, “Do I really need it?” If I do, “can I get it second-hand, borrow it or rent it? What are my alternatives? Can I borrow from a friend? Can I swap with my neighbor?”. It’s about thinking about where our stuff comes from and where it goes when we’re done (…with all the other ‘stuff’ in landfill).

Will you give it a go?

Share your successes. I love hearing your stories.