The Story of Stuff presents the Buy Nothing Project

What if we didn’t have to spend any money on the things we need, and could instead get them from our neighbors and build a stronger community in the process? When Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller started the Buy Nothing Project, that’s what they set out to create. With hundreds of groups around the world now, the infrastructure of Buy Nothing could transform our economy into one where resources are cycled rather than wasted.

Liesl & Rebecca were propelled to Buy Nothing by two motivating factors: Liesl’s beach cleanups full of plastic, and Rebecca’s status as a newly single mother of 2 struggling to feed her kids. They invited their neighbors to join them in simply asking each other for whatever they needed before buying, and soon it became a way of life for their entire community.

Are you in your local Buy Nothing group? Find them on Facebook, or download the new app!