Opt to Act - Simple Action #38: Rent or borrow one item you were going to buy this week.
Join REI in making the fight for a life outdoors part of your life with the Opt to Act Plan - 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it. Full details can be found here.
Week 38: Rent or borrow one item you were going to buy this week.
Instead of buying a new pair of hiking boots or that backpacking tent you’ve been eyeing for months, first consider renting or borrowing the item from a friend or a local retailer. Borrowing can help build community; just askBuy Nothinggroup lovers, who often furnish entire houses and gear closets with the stuff their neighbors don’t need anymore. REI also offersgear rental servicesat most stores, which can be a great way to try a piece of gear before you buy it. Then, if you do fall in love with the item, ask yourself: Do I need a brand-new version, or will a lightly used version suffice?
Take part: Aug. 16–22, 2020
At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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