COMPACT of the Carolinas
This group is a sub-group of the National Compact group that exists here on Yahoo. The main group's homepage is located at "http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thecompact/
This group is specifically for those living in South Carolina and North Carolina (all areas) who are participating in The Compact during 2007.
Compacters are committed to a 12-month flight from the consumer grid (calendar year 2007).
The following is copied from The Compact group (see the link above).
The Compact has several aims (more or less prioritized below):
* To go beyond recycling in trying to counteract the negative global environmental and socioeconomic impacts of disposable consumer culture and to support local businesses, farms, etc. - a step that, we hope, inherits the revolutionary impulse of the Mayflower Compact.
* To reduce clutter and waste in our homes (as in trash Compact-er).
* To simplify our lives (as in Calm-pact)
We've agreed to follow two principles:
#1 Don't buy new products of any kind (from stores, web sites, etc.
#2 Borrow, barter, or buy used.
- Jan 1, 2007
- This is a public group.
- Attachments are not permitted.
- Members cannot hide email address.
- Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
- Membership does not require approval.
- Messages require approval.
- All members can post messages.