© Liesl Clark

Buy Nothing Groups = Random Acts of Kindness All Day Long

By Liesl Clark When people ask me what a Buy Nothing group really looks like, I tell them it’s a Facebook group that’ll give you a hands-on chance to take part in a social movement spreading across the country, enabling people and communities to commit episodic acts of daily good together. It’s rather an improvement […]

© Melisa Lunt

The Buy Nothing Project Begins

July 31st, 2013 In just 3 weeks, an experiment we launched on Facebook has taken off faster than any venture we’ve ever tried. It’s taken us years to find the right combination of technology and community to create a sustainable sharing and caring economy. The new project is  a gift economy based on the simple acts […]

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How To Set Up Your Own Buy Nothing Group

Welcome to the Buy Nothing Community! Want a Buy Nothing group in your own neighborhood? Here’s how to make it happen: Let us know that you would like to set up a group by sending us an email here.  We’ll set up a Facebook Group for your neighborhood – Since you know your region better […]

365 Days of Giving

Letter From a BN Admin

Letter From a BN Admin

By Lissa Jagodnik As promised, I’d like to share this little story about how the Buy Nothing Project has impacted my life. This is Hans Olo. Hans is a foster dog, living with me while the Woof Project finds him a permanent home. Originally, he was picked up as a stray dog in California somewhere. […]

Buy Nothing Project

Just Start The Giving

Just Start The Giving

By Liesl Clark Giving is complicated. There’s a growing perception among many of us that only the “haves” can give, only those who have excess or more than enough can contribute. No one would want what the “have nots” could offer. Wrong. At The Buy Nothing Project, we’re a collection of local gift economies that […]


Introducing the Buy Nothing Project

Introducing the Buy Nothing Project

Our co-founder Liesl Clark put together this short film about our first Buy Nothing Project group on Bainbridge Island, WA.

The Walker Family Experiment

Day 27

Day 27

I can’t believe that we are on Day 27 of this Buy Nothing experiment!  This picture shows some of the bounty that we’ve received since my last update and I am continually surprised by the generosity and gifts that keep coming out of the wood work.  Some of what we’ve asked for on the Buy […]


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