Thursday, August 2, 2007

Catherine's Pledge

I'm new to the Compact, but this is an idea that has resonated with me for a long time.

Here's my pledge:
  • I won't buy new, with the exception of consumables such as food, cleaning products, medicines, health items, and raw materials for making such
  • I will borrow or barter when possible
  • I will buy used for everything else
  • If I need to buy gifts, they will be in the form of gift certificates for local services or locally-made products
  • Since we just moved into a new home, basic home improvement items such as paint, concrete, or tile may be bought new if no acceptable used or surplus products are available
I'm starting small with two months, but I hope I will be able to extend my Compact, if all goes well!

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