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Enviro-Mich message from "Bob & Beth Duman" <bobd@ismi.net>
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Hi all -

Our consumer lifestyle is destroying the life systems of planet Earth.
Check out the following Websites to become part of the solution rather than
the problem.  Be inspired to celebrate BUY NOTHING DAY today!
http://www.newdream.org/holiday/stats.html
http://www.newdream.org/holiday/home.html#bnd

Our family stopped the Christmas gift giving frenzy a
few years ago.  Contrary to what you might think, it has been a wonderful
positive experience.  We enjoy the holiday season with deeper meaning and
celebrate with "Presence" rather than presents.

Beth & Bob

A song for the season.  (For a whole collection of adapted carols, check out
http://www.newdream.org/holiday/carols.html

Buy and Sell
(tune of: Silver Bells)
(words by Erica Avery)


City Sidewalks busy sidewalks
lined with advertising
It's the big retail season of Christmas
Children begging for each new thing
toys for mile after mile
and the mood of the season is clear

Buy and Sell (Buy and Sell)
Buy and Sell (Buy and Sell)
It's Christmas time for consumers
Ching-a-ching (Ching-a-ching)
Cash registers ring (Cash registers ring)
Must we spend Christmas this way?

Maxing credit, running debits
buying things we don't need
with money we don't really have
Children crying, parents sighing
no time for family
and the reason behind it is clear

Buy and Sell (Buy and Sell)
Buy and Sell (Buy and Sell)
It's Christmas time for consumers
Ching-a-ching (Ching-a-ching)
Cash registers ring (Cash registers ring)

Must we spend Christmas this way?




















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