BUY NOTHING DAY potluck on November 23!

Save the date for Sustainable Flatbush’s 2nd annual Buy Nothing Day potluck on Black Friday (November 23) 2012!

Buy Nothing Day offers an alternative to the consumerist excess of Black Friday: a chance to unshop, unspend, and unwind. At Sustainable Flatbush we celebrate this special day by keeping it local and hosting a potluck where neighbors can get to know each other by sharing food and conversation.

In keeping with Buy Nothing Day’s theme of rethinking consumption, we will watch The Story of Stuff and let the ideas flow:

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

As our city and region recover from Hurricane Sandy, the importance of building resilient communities where neighbors support each other and share resources has become more clear than ever. Buy Nothing Day is an opportunity to re-think our priorities and focus on creating a society that is more equitable and sustainable:

Join millions of others on November 23/24 and see what it feels like to stop consuming for 24 hours. Go cold turkey from consumer culture completely! Like those who have accepted this magical invitation before you, you may be rewarded with a life-changing shift of perspective – a glimpse into how to consume less and live more on this precarious Planet of ours …

Thanks to All Souls Bethlehem Church for once again providing a welcoming space for this event (it’s a church in a house! so cute!).

Stop by for any or every portion of the evening: The Story of Stuff film/discussion from 6 until 7, potluck meal starting at 7, and from 8:30 on we’ll be treated to live music from local musicians!

Bring friends and family plus food and/or drinks to share! See you on the 23rd!

Sustainable Flatbush 2nd annual Buy Nothing Day potluck!

Friday November 23rd from 6 until 9pm
6-7pm – The Story of Stuff film/discussion
7-8:30pm – potluck meal
8:30pm -> live music from local musicians

All Souls Bethlehem Church (it really is a church in a house, not the big church on the corner!)
566 East 7th Street (between Cortelyou Road and Ditmas Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY

Potluck Feast! (photo by Keka Marzagao)


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