Buy Nothing New: A Year of Sustainability
So I was trying to find blogs on being more sustainable (especially in light of this news I found today) a couple weeks ago and came across a few blogs talking about pledges to be more ec0-friendly and save some money, and finally found an actual how-to on the subject. Thrift Core has an actual how-to list on creating a pledge not to buy anything new for a year. So, I was thinking of what better way to consolidate my life?
So, for the next year (well, technically starting from June 1, 2012) I am pledging not to buy anything new to work on becoming more sustainable, and hopefully working back to being a Zero Carbon Footprint house.
As with everything, there are a few exceptions:
- I’ll be a teacher for the next two years, so if I have to buy something new for my kids, I will.
- What I must buy new (ie food, toiletries) are going to be Fair Trade
- If I absolutely must buy something new (as may happen when I’m in Institute) I’m making the expressed point of donating it when I leave.