© 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

A Buy Nothing Birthday

A Buy Nothing Birthday

By Liesl Clark Did you know that according to many sources, parents spend — on average — between $200 – $400 on a child’s birthday? For $200, reportedly, you can have a “no-frills” birthday. And for a mere $400 you can wow the neighbor’s kids. Well, I tried an experiment this year for our 8-year-old’s […]


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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