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.

Day 12

Day 12

I have discovered a few things during this experiment.  One discovery is that I have spent way too much time on our community site!  My laundry and family has been neglected!  So I had to cut back and in an effort to preserve time, I will give you a synopsis of the past 7 days instead […]

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 […]

Day 5

Day 5

I am amazed at how beautiful this gifting community is and this journey is such a learning experience.  I am going to give a brief summary of what we gave or received each day and since our family is always a curious subject for some, I decided to also include how much we spent each day.  As […]

The Walker Family Experiment

The Walker Family Experiment

We are the Walker family.  A modern day, large, homeschooling family.  Our oldest son, Jordan, is not pictured because he’s out on his own and pictured from left to right back row are identical twins, Brandon and Taylor, Savannah and Cameron.  Front row left to right has Austin, Leilani, identical twin girls Hailey and Madison […]

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 […]