On the day after Thanksgiving, most people will be joining the hordes that make up "Black Friday" -- the biggest shopping day of the year. But, of course, we know that the path to a humane world isn't paved by consumerism. So, if you're looking for a way to encourage others to consume less, consider participating in Buy Nothing Day.
Buy Nothing Day is an annual observance held on "Black Friday" in order to encourage others to "opt out of consumer culture completely, even if only for 24 hours." In addition to encouraging you to buy nothing for a day, the campaign also promotes events around the world, from hosting credit card cut ups, to zombie walks to other ways of bringing attention to the impact of our consumer culture.
Buy Nothing Day is sponsored by Adbusters. Visit their website for more information, resources, video clips, and to find out about their Buy Nothing Christmas campaign.