Pioneering The Simple Life

The Little Teapot

The Little Teapot

By Laura James I grew up part of my youth in E. Washington and am very familiar with the Barter Faire, where you trade items that you made or have, for other items that someone else made or has. This is different. It is not about ‘getting things for free’, its about redistribution of stuff […]

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 […]

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

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 […]