Saturday, 24 November 2007
Buy Nothing Day
On Saturday the 24th November Rhythms of Resistance Manchester and Manchester Climate Action (MCA) held a free stall where a wide range of things from plants, to clothes were well received. Even a couple of police officers joined in.
Several folks then went to the Arndale Centre and released a banner attached to pink helium balloons, which read: "Shopping Costs the Earth." It floated up to the roof, right next to the giant Christmas Tree, to remind people of the social and environmental expense of purchasing.
In the Trafford Centre another activist from MCA disrupted shopping, in protest at the massive amount of car journeys it encourages in the name of profit.
For more info about free stuff and links check out www.freemanchester.org