Nothing day demonstration in san francisco, november nothing day (bnd) is an international day of protest against consumerism.
In north america, the united kingdom, finland and sweden, buy nothing day is held the day after u.
Thanksgiving, concurrent to black friday; elsewhere, it is held the following day, which is the last saturday in november.
1] buy nothing day was founded in vancouver by artist ted dave and subsequently promoted by adbusters magazine, based in first buy nothing day was organized in canada in september 1992 "as a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption.
In 1997, it was moved to the friday after american thanksgiving, also called "black friday", which is one of the ten busiest shopping days in the united states.
In 2000, some advertisements by adbusters promoting buy nothing day were denied advertising time by almost all major television networks except for cnn.
1] soon, campaigns started appearing in the united states, the united kingdom, israel, austria, germany, new zealand, japan, the netherlands, france, norway and sweden.Buy nothing day sign attached to a walmart shopping trolley by an s gatherings and forms of protest have been used on buy nothing day to draw attention to the problem of over-consumption:Credit card cut up: participants stand in a shopping mall, shopping center, or store with a pair of scissors and a poster that advertises help for people who want to put an end to mounting debt and extortionate interest rates with one simple cut.
When asked what they are doing, participants describe buy nothing -mart: participants silently steer their shopping carts around a shopping mall or store in a long, baffling conga line without putting anything in the carts or actually making any t general strike: a strategy used for the 2009 buy nothing day where participants not only do not buy anything for twenty-four hours but also keep their lights, televisions, computers and other non-essential appliances turned off, their cars parked, and their phones turned off or unplugged from sunrise to sunset.
Nothing day hike: rather than celebrating consumerism by shopping, participants celebrate the earth and nature.
Nothing critical mass: as the monthly critical mass bicycle ride often falls on this day or near, rides in some cities acknowledge and celebrate buy nothing nothing day paddle along the san francisco waterfront.
This event is promoted by the bay area sea kayakers to kayak along the notoriously consumptive san francisco buy nothing coat exchange began in rhode island and became part of the buy nothing day some twenty years ago.
Similar winter coat exchanges take place on buy nothing day in kentucky, utah and oregon.
On the day after thanksgiving, many opt out of the black friday madness to donate and/or volunteer.On that day, anyone who needs a winter coat is welcome to exchange one or just take one.
Critics of the day charge that buy nothing day simply causes participants to buy the next day, adbusters states that it "isn't just about changing your habits for one day" but "about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste.Even some independent business advocates, such as the american independent business alliance, recognize "black friday" frenzy does little for independent businesses and instead encourage people to consider giving gifts but not necessarily "things.
Shortly thereafter, lauren bercovitch, the production manager at adbusters media foundation publicly embraced the principles of occupy xmas, advocating "something as simple as buying locally—going out and putting money into your local economy—or making your christmas presents".
10] previously, the central message of occupy x-mas and occupy christmas differed in that occupy x-mas called for a "buy nothing christmas" and occupy christmas called for support of local economy, artists, and craftspeople in holiday shopping.The union of these ideologies calls for a buy nothing day to kick off a season of supporting local economy and family.
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