Buy Nothing Day To Be Celebrated In Dunedin
A group of Dunedin environmentalists are preparing for International “Buy Nothing Day” this Friday. The aim of Buy Nothing Day is to highlight the environmental cost of the consumer society. Wealthy countries, including New Zealand, represent only 20% of the world’s population, but consume 80% of its natural resources.
“We want to make Dunedin people aware of the ecological damage that our consumer lifestyles cause,” Buy Nothing Day coordinator, Michael Tritt said “There are simply not enough resources in the world for everyone to live the way that we New Zealanders live,” he said.
Buy Nothing Day began a number of years ago in the United States, but has spread around the world rapidly, as a result of internet communications. Buy Nothing Day 2000 events are being planned in 48 countries around the world.
“The Dunedin public will notice posters appearing all around the central city area from Thursday morning onwards,” Mr Tritt said “On Friday we will have a visible presence on George St, as well as a ‘special surprise’ which is guaranteed to get everbody’s attention,” he concluded.
Contact Michael Tritt on (03) 4776972