Buy Nothing Day (AKA Black Friday)
Give it a rest already...do we really need more stuff? While most Americans (and now Canadians) know this day, the day after Thanksgiving, as "Black Friday" (how ironic is that title?) there's a counter culture that is referring to it as Buy Nothing Day. You can read more about it here, and here. My hope is that if people truly feel compelled to spend like crazy on this day that they at least shop at local and independently owned stores. Click here for one simple suggestion.