Use Less Stuff Day is observed annually on the Third Thursday of November. In hope of some of the year’s biggest and busiest shopping days in the United States – Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the private holiday motive people to buy and use fewer things to reduce environmental waste and lower their energy use. The newest tech toys, the most modern kitchen gadgets, the latest whatever, all got to be in our hands and there for us to use. Worse, we tend to use a lot of disposable containers and paper towels.
“We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.” – Richard Foster
History of Use Less Stuff Day
Use Less Stuff Day was founded as part of a battle working to save the environment, and to save the world. Of course, what needs to be understood is that we’re not saving the world, we’re saving ourselves. The Earth as it remains will spin on its merry way no matter what we do to it, and life on it will just modify to the new environment we created.
Other Celebrations on November 14
November 14 is also celebrated as
- Childrens Day
- Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
- National Spicy Guacamole Day
- World Diabetes Day
- National Pickle Day
- Operating Room Nurse Day
- Beaujolais Nouveau Day
- Social Enterprise Day
How to Celebrate Use Less Stuff Day
Celebrating the Use Less Stuff Day is simple and easy. Make a conscious decision to reduce your waste during the holidays. Instead of purchasing physical gifts, give them your time. Donate in your friend’s or family member’s name to their favorite charitable organization. Volunteer to babysit or help a friend with house improvement projects. Buy them tickets to watch a film or play as a holiday gift. Handmade gifts and wrap them in reusable or biodegradable packaging. You can use hashtag #UseLessStuffDay on Social Media’s.