INDEPENDENT NEWS

Buy Nothing Day To Be Celebrated In Dunedin

Published: Wed 22 Nov 2000 02:02 PM
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
Further information on Buy Nothing Day is available at:
www.adbusters.org
www.buynothingday.co.uk

Next in New Zealand politics

A New National For New Zealand
By: New Zealand National Party
Cancer Society Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger
By: Cancer Society
New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands
By: New Zealand Government
Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty
By: Child Poverty Action Group
Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson
By: New Zealand National Party
Waitangi Week
By: Waitangi National Trust
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media