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Buy Nothing Day


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Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism observed by social activists. Typically it is celebrated the Friday after American Thanksgiving in North America and the following day internationally. While critics of the day charge that Buy Nothing Day simply causes participants to buy the next day, Adbusters states that it "isn't just about changing your habits for one day" but "about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste.

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Buy Nothing Day

  1. 1. Exploring Spoof Ads from Adbusters Magazine
  2. 2. Food
  3. 5. Why are you buying your food from a tobacco company?
  4. 6. What do you think? Did you know that every product pictured here is owned by Phillip Morris, the world's largest cigarette company? Chances are that you've been helping to promote Marlboro cigarettes without even knowing it. You can withdraw that support by personally boycotting these products. It's like giving money to a health organization that is working to find a cure for cancer - but in this case you are taking money from a corporation that causes it. So next time you go buy food- try it. You'll like it.
  5. 7. Fashion
  6. 9. Tobacco
  7. 13. Alcohol
  8. 16. What do you think? Nearly 50% of automobile fatalities are linked to alcohol. 10% of North Americans are alcoholics. A teenager sees 100,000 alcohol ads before reaching the legal drinking age.
  9. 17. Miscellaneous
  10. 19. <ul><li>What are they doing to your life? </li></ul><ul><li>BEWARE ... </li></ul><ul><li>They will CONSUME you soon... </li></ul>
  11. 21. <ul><li>SAVE </li></ul><ul><li>THE </li></ul><ul><li>PLANET!! </li></ul>Buy less...
  12. 22. <ul><li>FREE YOURSELF </li></ul>