Heralded as the biggest shopping day of the year, this coming Friday, November 28th is another special day, too: Buy Nothing Day. Founded by artist Ted Dave in Vancouver and later a campaign promoted by Adbusters magazine, Buy Nothing Day is "about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste".
Montreal's green home shop Coop La Maison Verte commemorates the day (and their 8th anniversary) by closing shop and inviting everyone in for cake, live music, and children's activities. If you're interested in attending, please note that these activities are held on Sunday, November 30, 2008, two days AFTER Buy Nothing Day. This year's theme: Slow and Steady. Follow the jump for more on Buy Nothing Day and the event at Maison Verte...
Above is a pic from a previous Buy Nothing Day celebration at Coop La Maison Verte. All of their merchandise shelving is covered up for the event.
For more on Buy Nothing Day, go to Adbusters, where you can learn about events in your area and download posters like the one below.