Volume 94, Issue 46
Tuesday, November 21, 2000
Doing something with nothing is high on the list for a Western group this week.
This Friday, Buy Nothing Day will be celebrated at Western. For 24 hours, students are encouraged to avoid consumer spending, in an effort to protest the widening international gap between the rich and the poor.
Mike Gretis, the Buy Nothing co-ordinator of the Western chapter of OXFAM, said tomorrow through Friday, the group will be present in the University Community Centre, distributing information and raising student awareness on global working conditions and the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. "We want to focus on alternatives to consumer culture," he said.
Gretis said a mock sweatshop will be set up on Friday in the UCC Atrium to demonstrate the working conditions endured by sweatshop workers around the globe.
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