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Live Your Best Buy Nothing Life
Get started today or improve what you've already begun with these guides. Click each headline or plus sign to access the links below:
Buy Nothing Helpful Posts & Tools
Get more goodness from your Buy Nothing experience with these resources. Click each headline or plus sign to access the links below.
Learn & Build Buy Nothing
Buy Nothing Educational Resources
Buy Nothing Private Group Resources
Social Justice, Equity, Accessibility & Safety
These are resources, articles, and essays, many written by Buy Nothing Project volunteers, many of them Equity Team members, and also resources suggested by many Buy Nothing Project volunteers and participants, on a this range of vitally important subjects. They're offered here so each of us can educate ourselves, think more deeply, and take action to build a better world and a better Buy Nothing experience for our communities.
Additional Resources from the Buy Nothing Co-Founders
Buy Nothing Private Group Growth Resources
These are resources for Buy Nothing private groups that are still on Facebook, dealing with the inherent tension that comes when communities combine the Buy Nothing mission to be inclusive with the exclusivity of private groups with geographic boundaries. Groups that would like an community model built to be more inclusive and individually empowering are encouraged to give our independent BN app a try.
About the Buy Nothing Library
In our ongoing effort to provide open source materials for anyone endeavoring to build a local gift economy in their community, we’re building our own public library of resources, a curated collection of links for your needs.
Each one of these resources is written by someone who has thought deeply about the Buy Nothing experience or about gift economies in general and we see them as helpful guiding lights for anyone on a Buy Nothing journey toward equitable sharing.
Each author of these works maintains their own documents and edits them as they see fit. Some have Creative Commons licenses so you can use them within your own gift economy and/or share them widely with those in your circle who want to learn more about the mindset of abundance and inclusion we’re all working hard to seed.
If you have a question about any of these resources or how to use these tools to create or improve your Buy Nothing community, or if you have a resource you’d like to submit for possible inclusion in the Buy Nothing Public Library, you can reach the team of Volunteer Buy Nothing Librarians by visiting our Help Center.