A year without shopping?

April 27, 2007

I am anxiously awaiting a book from my local library titled Not Buying It by Judith Levine.  She & her husband, tired of rampant consumerism, took a year off from buying anything they didn’t need.  I will give a thorough review after reading.  In the spirit of the book, I am waiting in line at my local library for a reading opportunity.

 My husband and I did this for a month. It was an interesting experiment and I was amazed at how often I found what I needed without making a purchase.  It was the month I needed a pitch fork (and found one on Freecycle).  I needed garden spades, my neighbor graciously loaned me hers,  I needed pond plants and found some on Plantcycle – a free plant exchange. 

Check it out…. Not Buying It by Judith Levine.

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