All the details are on their site, but in essence it aims to be a 24 hour moratorium on consumerism:
“Saturday November 24h 2007 is Buy Nothing Day. It’s a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from consumerism and live without shopping.”
Join the group on facebook if you like, and look out for any events near you – ideas used in the past include creating a ‘shopping free zone’ of beanbags and free stuff, organising swap meets, wearing zombie masks around malls, jamming checkouts, walking very slowly, or throwing tantrums in public places. Up to you whether you get involved in those…
Buy Nothing Day 2008 will be November 29th.