Pioneering The Simple Life

My Buy Nothing Experiment

My Buy Nothing Experiment

By Jeff Wenker It’s easy to explain why The Buy Nothing Project has meant so much to me: Fun. Example: someone on my local Buy Nothing Bainbridge Facebook page asked for a toilet paper roll thingy. I’d just seen a toilet paper roll springy thingy in my Junk Drawer (not to be confused with drawers […]

Buy Nothing Groups = Random Acts of Kindness All Day Long

Buy Nothing Groups = Random Acts of Kindness All Day Long

What Does A Buy Nothing Group Look Like? When people ask us what a Buy Nothing group really looks like, we 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 globe, enabling people and communities to commit episodic acts of daily good […]

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 […]

The Buy Nothing Project Begins

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 […]

365 Days of Giving

365 Days of Giving

By Liesl Clark I started giving at an early age when signs of hoarding and entitlement amongst my siblings and me made my stomach hurt. I was the youngest in a 4-sibling family, and everything that was mine had previously been theirs. I rarely had a thing of my own that hadn’t already been played […]

How To Set Up Your Own Buy Nothing Group

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 […]