By emancipating ourselves from money, we leave more time to focus our energy, pool our resources, and commit to community. This was the motivation for establishing the Free Market, a seasonal bi-weekly East Van free outdoor community carnival. The market was a place where all were invited to participate in creating an environment that was warm, innovative and unpredictable. The Vancouver Free Market presents fun, friends, and community as well as a means to celebrate life without money on our very own “Commercial” Drive.
Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.
These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.
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