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