Anti-consumerism is the hot new trend on the High Street – get it now while stocks last !
Check out these links for all your anti-consumerist needs . . .
1 – CONSIDER MANUFACTURED DEMAND
Watch Annie Leonard’s The Story of Bottled Water.
2 – WATCH ANTI-CONSUMERIST COMEDY
3 – CONSIDER YOUR STATUS ANXIETY
4 – LISTEN TO ANTI-CONSUMERIST SONGS
5 – PLAN TO DOWNSIZE YOUR CHRISTMAS
Talk to your friends and family about downsizing this Christmas – try a make your own gift, buy local, buy ethical, buy second-hand, limited value, or single gift Christmas. Or if you’re really feeling hard-core a buy nothing Christmas. Perhaps take some (slightly crazy) inspiration from Reverend Billy.
6 – WATCH ANTI-CONSUMERIST FILM CLIPS
7 – WATCH A CONSUMERISM DOCUMENTARY
8 – INOCULATE YOUR KIDS
9 – USE THE SYSTEM
Consider using consumerism to make a positive difference – you could join 9 Carrots (formerly known as Carrot Mob), who persuade local companies and businesses to carry out environmental and other projects by offering a large group of crowdsourced customers. Don’t really understand ? Watch the video.
10 – HAVE A DAY OFF FROM BUYING THINGS
‘The things you own end up owning you’ – TYLER DURDEN, FIGHT CLUB
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