Today Saturday November 30th 2013 is Buy Nothing Day, the global holiday from consumerism. To mark the occasion, here are a couple of cartoons from the UK Buy Nothing Day website (read this FAQ for more info on BND). I think they're fairly self-explanatory, so I'll spare you the usual commentary! Which one do you prefer?
These cartoons would be great to use as a discussion starter about consumerism, supermarkets and the death of the high street. By the way, the Sainsbury's slogan on the traffic sign is a play on Sainsbury's actual slogan from 1959 to 1991 which was 'Good Food Costs Less at Sainsbury's' (read more here).
1. Is buying nothing on one day of the year a good way to protest againt rampant consumerism?
2. Can you think of any better/other ways to take a stand against over-consumption?
3. Will you be celebrating Buy Nothing Day? Why (not)?