Buy Nothing Day

Living on Earth

One man’s answer to the holiday shopping crunch: just don’t do it. A Vancouver, British Columbia based group is touting a new celebration for the holiday season called Buy Nothing Day, and it falls on the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. Steve Curwood talks with Kalle Lasn (CALL-ay LAW-sen) who is the founder of the Media Foundation and the man behind Buy Nothing Day. He’s hoping that this year, instead of spending a lot of time and money at the mall, people will reflect on whether it’s necessary to spend at all.

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