Are you up for it??? I am! For the whole month of October I'll be buying nothing new!!! And I am hoping the effects of this will last way beyond October!
Are you guilty of popping a magazine in the shopping trolley at the checkout (that you probably don't need)? Me...always!
A spot of impulse shopping when you see new season clothes in the shops. Me..sometimes.
Do you buy something on sale because it's a BARGAIN and maybe, just maybe you don't really need it?? MUM! I am talking to you... you crazy lady that sees a sale sign a mile away. I've never seen a lady with a walking stick move so fast!!! (Love ya' Mum!)
If you answered yes to ANY of those, then I challenge you to join me in the BUY NOTHING NEW CHALLENGE for the month of October.
Read all about it here.
*Obviously you will be able to buy NEW food and medicines. At our place we'll be talking with the kids about consumerism and talking about this checklist.
Do I really need this?
What is its lifecycle? What went into making it (time, labour, resources)
What are the alternatives?
Where did it come from? How did it get here?
What is its environmental and social impact?
Who benefits from the purchase? What will it do for me?
What's in it? Who made it?