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.

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.

Weird year: Julie’s 3 month check-in

Geoffrey and I are officially immersed in the second phase of our experiment. On November 3, we cut out purchasing services and delicious things such as eating out, coffees, drinks, alcohol (!!!), haircuts, and transportation. What the hell were we thinking!? Continue reading

Growing up a Burner

Sorry for the no posts, I have been on a travelling adventure the last three weeks. My travels took me to far off strange and mysterious places some might say 🙂

My first stop was Burning Man, a counterculture arts festival that takes place Continue reading