Buy Nothing Year, PechaKucha-style

We had the opportunity to speak at the Calgary Arts Development event “PechaKucha Night Calgary #18: Medal” in November. Here’s a video of our presentation for those who missed it. Geoff wrote a 6 minute and 40 second spoken word piece to fit into the format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) and we presented it as part of an amazing lineup at WinSport. Let us know your thoughts below.

Car-free in a car city

One of the hardest parts of Buy Nothing Year so far has been changing my transportation habits. Prior to BNY, I relied a lot on my trusty prairie Porsche – a white ’97 Chevy Cavalier. I drove almost everywhere: school, work, yoga, groceries, errands, meeting up with friends, to the mountains. A lot of my lifestyle was based around using my car as my primary mode of transportation; it allowed me to fit a lot into a day and I definitely made the most of the flexibility owning a car allows. Continue reading

Hooked on Ponics, Aquaponics…

I was hung over from celebrating a friend’s birthday party the night before the Sunday I brought the aquaponics system home. Not a good idea. It took me and my buddy Scott Weir 13 hours to drain the system, dismantle it, and Continue reading

Buy Nothing with us!

We’ve been hearing about lots of folks who have been finding inspiration in what we are doing and attempting similar challenges (see the text I got below)…

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Buy Nothing roommates inspire more roommates to embark on Buy Nothing challenge!

We’re curious… If you are planning to participate in Buy Nothing Day on Nov 29 or have your own Buy Nothing project underway, please let us know by either liking this post or commenting below. We’ll do a summary post when we get enough responses next week.