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Buy Nothing Day 09

[[Buy Nothing Day (BND)|Buy Nothing Day 2009]] is going to be brilliant.

The idea is to encourage people that instead of buying something for Christmas they could make something (see our [[Alternative gift ideas (Buy Nothing Day)|alternative Christmas gifts]] for ideas).  There is so much advertising saying BUY THIS we thought that there should be some saying BUY NOTHING.

Last year we had [[Christmas carols|Christmas Carols]], a free shop, food and all for free in Briggate.  Lots of people interested in the concept and lots of cups of tea.

Join us.

 

It’s Buy Nothing Day on Saturday 28th Nov, where people all over the

world take action to encourage people to think about the consequences
of shopping and mass consumerism. We have done it for quite a few
years in Leeds already and it is always a huge success.

It is going to be amazing!! We are making cake, lunch, tea, bringing a
sound system, singing alternative christmas carols, giving out
alternative gift list ideas, having a make your own wallet workshop,
and a free shop

AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT PEOPLE WANT TO DO TOO!!

Bring along your own ideas, be it circus skills, storytelling, playing an instrument, making delicious cakes( you can never have too much cake) OR JUST COME ALONG AND TAKE PART!!

So this is the proposal:

Meet at Common Place @ 10.30am to set up.

Stall on Briggate 11-4.

Pack up 4 onwards.

SO COME ALONG ANYTIME TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND GET INVOLVED!!

For more info. check out:
http://www.greenactionleeds.org.uk/category/actionscampaigns/anti-consumerism.
http://www.buynothingday.co.uk/

This is a list of the jobs that need doing before the day, if you
would like to help with anything, please email:

us through the website (or get hold of Olga or Nikolai).  List of jobs….

  • Skipping sandwiches (fri eve)- Nikolai and Nanda.
  • Free Shop- Nikolai-can anyone offer a car?
  • Cake- Everyone.
  • Tea- Nanda
  • Music- Nikolai
  • Banner- come help make some banners at 5.30 on tue @ 43 Hartley Crescent.
  • Tarpaulin- Olga and Maeve
  • Tetrapaks- Judith, Nanda, Nikolai to bring tetrapaks and staples.
  • Flyer- Olga to design, Nikolai to print.
  • Food- Olga, Maeve, Gauthier
  • Stall table- Nikolai.
  • Press release- Maeve.
  • Buy facepaint- Judith.
  • Set up facebook group- Nanda.

EVERYONE TO BRING UMBRELLAS, CAMERAS.