Title: Stop Shop
Location: Students’ Union Building Foyer
Description: Stop Shop for Buy Nothing Day
LPIRG will be hosting a “Stop Shop” in the Students’ Union Building foyer
from Wednesday, November 23 to Friday, November 25. The concept of the “Stop Shop” is similar to that of a “Free Store” which allows people to exchange goods and services outside of a money-based economy.
Participation can be through donating, trading, borrowing, or taking.
The “Stop Shop” is a tribute to Buy Nothing Day (on Nov. 25), which is a global holiday from consumerism. Buy Nothing Day is not about protesting spending, capitalism, or even political economic policies. The focus is on over-spending and over-consumption. We live in a society where it is norm to spend all the way up to, and far beyond our capacities. The more you drive your car, and the harder you work it, the more quickly it will break down. Buy Nothing Day is about preserving the system and preventing the breakdown.
The success of the Stop Shop is dependent on donations (books, school supplies, household items, etc). Donations are now being accepted in the LPIRG office – SU 242 – behind the food court in Galileo’s Gallery in the Students’ Union Building.
Please visit the Stop Shop in the SUB foyer from Nov. 23rd to Nov. 25th and show your support for Buy Nothing Day by donating or browsing through the items you may wish to borrow, trade, or take.
For more information on the Stop Shop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start Date: 2011-11-23
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2011-11-25
End Time: 15:00