Former independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green is joining Buy Nothing Day to highlight sustainability and over-consumption.
The annual event is an international day of protest against purchasing items on Black Friday, which marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season. Social justice activists supporting the demonstration have gained more attention this year due in part to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Green owns the Bike Couriers Bike Shops. He says the three locations will be closed today to highlight the need to rein in consumption.