I have decided not to buy anything unnecessary for a month, starting July 15. (Not precisely No-Buy July, but I thought the name was catchy.)
I will opt out of being a "consumer", and attempt simply to be a human being for a while.
I will still buy animal and vegetable products as I see fit, but I will avoid buying prepared foods, and I will avoid going to restaurants when I have a choice (travel may make it difficult).
I will buy things that are truly necessary for health, transportation, business continuity, and the fulfillment of outstanding obligations.
I may attend events.
Beyond that, I'm going to try not to buy things or spend money on anything.
Love to hear any thoughts anyone has about this.
I will give updates if there's interest.