New Year's Eve 2004, I resolved that I wouldn't buy anything new
(with some exceptions) in 2005.
were a bunch of reasons for this
resolution; political and personal, but the overriding motivation
was a desire to reduce the size of the "ecological footprint"
I'd been making.
the course of 2005, I found keeping this vow to be an increasingly
interesting experience. There were
times when I broke it. But when I did, I really thought about
what I was buying.
moment of questioning before I bought something, that was
the main point of the ExConsumer Project. If it is true that we
vote with our dollars, what could be more important than checking
up on the candidate's background before we committ?
in June and July, I was looking forward to the end of December,
when I could finally buy all the stuff I'd been wanting. Now that
I'm here, though, I can't seem to remember what all of that stuff
was. So, perhaps naively, I am planning to renew my ExConsumer Contract
my cue from public radio, I have decided to embark upon a year-end
membership drive for the Project. The main differnece here is that
you don't have to give any money to support the station. Just a
little commitment, and maybe the
occasional post on the forum to let everyone know how your membership
experience is going. So take a second and check out the "Step
into ExConsumption" steps. I hope that you'll join for 2006!