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Buy Nothing Day

features | 29.11.2005 15:39 | Culture

Saturday November 26th 2005 was Buy Nothing Day (UK), the self proclaimed festival of frugal living and culture jammers jamboree. A day to expose the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism, where developed countries (only 20% of the world population) are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth. [Buy Nothing Day UK website]

A wide range of activities happened over the country. In Leeds free vegan burgers were given away outside McDonalds, there was also a free shop and party [report and pic]; Birmingham saw not only a Free Shop and Food Not Bombs but a day of mischief [report and pics]; Southampton people had a picnic on a busy shopping street; in Bristol People met up and gave away books, clothes, tea, food and information [feature] [pictures] [video], Bristol IMC also held a related film night. Glasgow who had advertised their By Nothing Day with some interesting subvertising were invaded by a detachment of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army.

Glasgow Buy Nothing Day 'Ad'
Glasgow Buy Nothing Day 'Ad'



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  1. Nice one — Philmo
  2. A brief explanation for Philmo — F