Many of today's environmental issues can be linked to a culture of pointless consumerism. The demand for goods is rapidly increasing leading to more pollutant emissions, greater land-use and deforestation, and accelerated climate change. Many items that consumers buy end up unused or in landfills and the oceans. To combat this culture of buying new, learn to reuse and give to others!
Buy Nothing Brandeis is a Facebook group that allows you to pass on items to new homes after you no longer need them! The Buy Nothing Project offers people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors.
If you are living off-campus this semester, you are welcome to join the group for your local area instead. Upload a screenshot of your membership - for Facebook this means the Buy Nothing Brandeis page showing your ID along with "Invite" (instead of "Join Group"), as in the example photo.
Read more at Buy Nothing Project