Posts tagged ‘black friday’

E-Waste Debate

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

With the holiday season upon us, and noting electronics are at the top of many people’s list, I find this to be a timely discussion. Debate Question Should manufactures and retailers be required to take back all of the electronic items they sell when people are done with them?

National Buy Nothing Day

Posted November 20th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

This Friday is National Buy Nothing Day. It’s also Black Friday—the biggest shopping day of the year. But before we head to the mall, let’s consider this: -780 million people lack clean drinking water. Water.org has 47,000 “Likes.” Walmart has 25 million. -1.2 million people are “talking about” Target on Facebook. Twice as many—2.4 million—are […]

11-25 – National Buy Nothing Day

Posted November 23rd, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Friday, November 25th is Black Friday. Walmart has over 10 million LIKES on an app designed to help you get the “best deals” that day. Personally, I can come up with 10 million reason to stay at home on Friday with my family. When I’m 80 I’ll have much fonder memories of the day I […]