Reflections on non-consumption

8 10 2009

When we did the challenge about non-consumption in Sweden last year, our family decided to go for a three week period of non-shopping. And we did almost succeed.

However, on the second day our 10 years old TV broke down and we just have one TV in our family. We took an old TV from the summerhouse instead. But there was a childrens party we hadn´t planned for. I did buy a present as it would have been to difficult to explain to my son why he couldn´t bring a gift…

We didn´t save a great amount of money, because normally we don´t have a great amount of money to spend. The time we saved not running around shopping and looking for the best bargain was what we gained. However I find it to hard to have one year of non-consumption, but it`s a good lesson to start reflecting a bit before you shop things.

Karin Svensson, Climate coach in Kalmar

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