The Compact: No shopping for a year

Saturday The Toronto Star featured a family that has decided to not buy nonessentials for an entire year. They’ve joined The Compact.

Members of The Compact commit themselves to not buying anything for an entire year. Sure, if everyone did it our economy would collapse, but I think it sounds like a pretty cool social experiment.

From the Star:

…the group decided to launch a social experiment. They wouldn’t buy anything new for 12 whole months. They hammered out some exceptions: food and drink obviously, medication and other health essentials, work necessities and safety requirements, like new car tires. Everything else they would borrow, buy second hand, or just do without.

Heck, given this economy we all might be doing this anyhow!

The Compact has a blog and a Yahoo! Group.

Could you go without stuff?

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