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Welcome to The Compact NYC.

We are a group of individuals living in New York City committed to a 12-month flight from the consumer grid (starting whenever you join).

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 general principles:

#1 Don't buy new products of any kind (from stores, web sites, etc.)
#2 Borrow, barter, or buy used.

Group Information

  • 98
  • Miscellaneous
  • Jan 4, 2007
  • English

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  • This is a restricted group.
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