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)…


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

Buy Nothing Year: Vlog 3

Getting into the swing of it… Vlog 3, guys!

Here’s the link to our kijiji page with the items we have available for trade. Check out our new swap/trade page for the items we are currently looking for 🙂

[Also, if anyone knows how to get the audio to sync up better in our YouTube video, please email us or comment below. We are fairly new vloggers and still learning the ropes…]