Jan 23, 2006

Kyoto Christmas (or Birthday)

Compacter RK created a very cool way to dodge holiday consumerism this past year with "Kyoto Christmas." She explains, "This year I'm not buying gifts but giving out coupons for the environment instead. This means that I'm doing something positive for the planet (and every living thing on it) in honor of the recipient.... Folks are getting into it so it becomes like Kyoto [global summit and treaty--get it?], we exchange credits for shower time, meat consumption, car usage, etc."

RK may compile a list of the clever "treaties" struck between Kyoto Christmas participants.

12 comments:

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I can only imagine what I could do with my day were I not busy consuming.

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I am all in favor of any method that stops me and others from buying eachother pointless and useless "presents" that have no thought or practicality in them. Every year we(American's) shell out thousands upon thousands of dollars to buy family/friends gifts out of obligation. Most of the time they are useless and end up in the garbage the next week. It is silly and wasteful. My husband and I have not bough anyone gifts for two years- with the excuse we were saving money for a house, and it has been wonderful! no stress, no wasted money, and yes we did buy a house.

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