It’s Buy Nothing Day on Saturday.
From the website: “It’s a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. Anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!
This year our message is simple, shop less – live more! The challenge is to try simple living for a day, spend time with family and friends, rather than spend money on them.
Buy Nothing Day also exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries – only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth’s natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.”
I’m not generally drinking alcohol at the moment, which makes it easier because the hard part would be getting through the different events I’m meant to be going to without buying someone a drink.