Ariane from Neat Living discovered a site where the members are attempting to not buy anything new for a year:
Instead they barter, buy used, or borrow. I can imagine the impact├é┬ from just this one├é┬ group on their wallets and the environment.
While I don’t think I could do it at this point in time, I think just asking ourselves the question, “Do I really need to buy this new?” is a great one. With lists like freecycle.org├é┬ it is easier than ever to get things used.