The advent of the Advent Challenge

I’ll be writing an update soon about how I’m getting on with my Advent Challenge, but in the meantime, here’s the blog post where I read about it, including the trailer of a film called ‘My Stuff’, which looks brilliant!

A Lazy Girl Goes Green

Recently one of my close friends, Kate (who works for the awesome neighbourhood sharing organisations, StreetBank) drew my attention to a thought provoking film: My Stuff. The film centres around 26 year old Petri Luukkainen, a man from Finland who decides to put all of his stuff in storage and only take one item back per day, for a year.

The idea struck a chord with Kate, who believes passionately that we don’t need to own as much “stuff” if we simply opened our homes (and hearts) to others and shared the resources we already have. For Luukkainen, by shedding himself of his belongings, he was able to focus on the things that really mattered.

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