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NOVEMBER 28, 2014*
(4th Friday in November)

The global economy, which sees people as nothing more than consumers, is a runaway train that is causing more and more suffering in the world. The current 'profit before people' system is causing the gap between the very rich and the very poor to grow larger each year. Nothing symbolizes our society's emphasis on consumption more than "Black Friday" -- the day after Thanksgiving, when the media tells us we should begin the holiday season by waking up early and rushing out to the stores to BUY, BUY, BUY.

Around the world, many have decided to take a stand and use the day after Thanksgiving to organize Buy Nothing Day events and activities to raise awareness about the choices that we have to live our lives more simply and sustainably.

Money, when used for good, can help change the world. Put your resources to work for a better world on the other 364 days of the year. Be conscious of the way you spend your money. Purchase Fair Trade products - products that are supplied by workers and growers who are paid fair wages, and work in safe conditions. Support socially responsible businesses by purchasing their products and investing in them. Demand corporate responsibility -- with our purchasing power, we can force corporations to manufacture and distribute their goods in ways that respect workers and protect our planet. Take a bite out of corporate control by getting money out of politics. Support local currencies and cooperatives. These are all tangible ways that we can use our economic resources to "buy a better world" and transform the global economy.


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DO ONE THING for a Better World

1. Find out more about simplicity, sustainability and a better world economy.

2. Try not to buy anything on BUY NOTHING DAY.

3. Be conscious about how you spend your money the rest of the year.


Great Resources

Co-Op America's Social Investment Guide

Better World Handbook's
Shopping Guide

Better World Handbook's
Pocket Shopping Guide

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Economy | Globalization | Labor |
End Poverty
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| Simplicity


Workers Day - May 1
Fair Trade Day - 2nd Sat in May

Simplicity Day - July 12
End Poverty Day - October 17
Buy Nothing Day - 4th Fri in November

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Buy Nothing Day-
Friday after Thanksgiving

Rebecca Adamson

Maude Barlow

Henry Ward Beecher

Harry Belafonte

Medea Benjamin

Wendell Berry

Ela Bhatt

Elise Boulding

Kenneth Boulding

Dr. Helen Caldicott

John Cavanagh

Noam Chomsky

The Dalai Lama

Kevin Danaher

Eugene V. Debs

John Dewey

Duane Elgin

Albert Einstein

Mohandas Gandhi

Paul Hawken

Denis Hayes

Randy Hayes

Marjorie Kelly

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Naomi Klein

David Korten

Kalle Lasn

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Abraham Lincoln

Jerry Mander

Ziggy Marley

Ralph Nader

Liam Neeson

Phil Ochs

Roy Rogers

Eleanor Roosevelt

Elisabet Sahtouris

E. F. Schumacher

Emma Thompson

Henry David Thoreau

Leo Tolstoy

Dr. George Vithoulkas

Howard Zinn

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