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‘Buy Nothing’ Movement Could Change the Meaning of Community Generosity

Jessica Pointer (L) accepts a gift, a plant stand, from Lisa Ivery (R) on a sunny, fall morning.
Kenny Cooper
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WHYY
Jessica Pointer (L) accepts a gift, a plant stand, from Lisa Ivery (R) on a sunny, fall morning.

With the holidays comes the spirit of giving. But what if you could be in a community that offers that same kind of generosity year-round — without expecting anything in return? WHYY’s Kenny Cooper has more on the movement known as Buy Nothing.

(Original air-date: 12/2/21)

Kenny Cooper is WHYY’s suburban reporter covering Montgomery and Delaware counties. He joined WHYY in November 2020. Kenny, a Montgomery County native, graduated in 2020 from Temple University with a BA in journalism and political science.