Got the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) catalog in the mail today (actually one of my roommates).

The catalogue has a funny sidebar on one page about how a couple won a prize in the MEC 2008 video competition. They sent over a $1,000 gift card, and discovered that the winners are more than half-way through a one year project of not buying any “stuff”.

“The goal is zero landfill waste. For one year we will not buy any material goods. We will buy only consumables, and everything we buy must come in recyclable or compostable packaging.”

Their clean bin blog explains how they got into this and also that they are making a video about the year.