Friday, February 1, 2008

It Only Takes a Spark... get a fire going.

Click on over here to see what the awesome folks at The Simple Living Network did with my idea from last week. Incredible!

The many tools they've provided will make it easy to promote this timely and much-needed concept.

Will you help us?

If so, write and tell me what you're doing. I'd love to hear how the fire is spreading!



João Soares said...

Although i´m from Portugal, actually i think we share those ideas.Be strong you and Dont buy it Campaign.
I encoded their banner to my blog and your blog is in my Dossier Terra Filosófica.

marta said...

I promise you, if I get a rebate, it will go straight to debt payment. NO SHOPPING!

firewings said...

Amen on the debt - no shopping here! I bought enough with my education to last me a while. And that was like buying a car!

Erratica said...

I got the message from SimpleLiving as well, and have added the Don't Buy It slogan to my email signature. I am a full time student on loans, so I probably will spend it on daily necessities. If I can, however, I will put it in savings. Shopping hasn't been on my list of things to do for some time, now.

Brendan said...

I agree completely with you and the simple living network that this whole idea of spending the rebate is bogus and won't benefit us at all.

On the other hand I think it's important to note that if you put the rebate into savings, essentially you're letting the bank invest your money or lend it to someone else. This means that your rebate *does* go back into the economic system and help to continue business as usual.

On a personal level you may have avoided participating in the rampant consumerism they're hoping for, but from a larger perspective you've handed over taxpayer money to the banks to let them continue making irresponsible loans and investments that hurt us all.

In my opinion, the best thing you can do is to buy precious metals or some other permanent commodity with the money. That takes their rebate bribe completely out of the economy.

Of course, if you have debts and necessities, by all means use the rebate on those - that's clearly a much more pressing need than making a statement!

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