BUY Nothing Day takes place on Friday 25 November.
It’s a day when some people around the world will be taking a 24-hour break from shopping.
Buy Nothing Day is timed to be on the same day as Black Friday, which is a day that originated in the USA, when shops offer special deals and discounts.
But, instead of trying to nab a bargain, organisers of Buy Nothing Day want us to stop and think about the impact we have on the environment when we shop.
They say we need to question the things we buy and challenge the companies that produce them. They want everyone to do their bit by taking simple actions to solve the climate crisis and they say Buy Nothing Day is a great place to start.
“Recycling is great, but reducing is better!” say the organisers. “If we all take simple steps to cut down on what we consume, then collectively we will change our attitude towards single-use packaging, fast fashion and our throwaway culture.”