Welcome! This is an attempt to change my own mindset with regards to how much money I spend, and how I plan and live my daily life. I wish to reduce my footprint on this planet, and in this I invite you to join. How? By living through the entire month of October 2014 – without spending a dime.
This is of course made possible by stocking up ahead of time, and by utilizing old principles lost to many – as bartering, growing own food, freeganism and creativity. It would perhaps be impossible without, and you are invited to share creative ideas and progress on this site. There are some easy rules, and this is a sort of competition – the longer you can keep running, the more you win.
Why do I do this?
I buy too much, and you probably do too. We plan too little, buy too impulsively, waste too much. It’s no good, neither for our wallet or the global wallet – not to forget environment and sustainability. This is an attempt to localize parts of the problems in myself (and I invite you to join), and thus perhaps make small or large changes in my own life. With the newest reports from IPCC, indicating that we in deed import and spend too much, it’s time to make this change.
What is the purpose?
Well, to start a change in my own life. I decided to do this for myself, and then thought it would be a great idea to invite others – the more people we are, the bigger the change. So what do you say? Wanna give it a go?
Join here: Oct-Out, the October Opt-Out