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Mental Detox Week (April 21 – 27)

April 17th, 2008 by Dave · 2 Comments

“Take your TV, your DVD player, your video iPod, your XBOX 360, your laptop, your PSP, and say goodbye to them all for seven days.”

Mental Detox Week invites people to unplug for a week. Formerly known as TV Turnoff Week, it is promoted by Adbusters and makes an engaging topic for discussion and journaling activities. The Mental Detox Week website includes articles, posters, videos and links to other resources.

Coincidentally, I’m heading to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage for a couple of weeks on the 21st, unplugging myself almost entirely.

Tags: consumerism · global issues activities

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Neoanchorite // Jun 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks for that link to adbusters. Hey, there are dudes out there concerned about incipient nihilism. That has made my day. (By the way, the link direct to the campaign no longer works – maybe coz the campaign is over.) Thanks again.

  • 2 Dave // Jun 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    My pleasure! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. It’s fixed now. They’ve changed the name (again) to Digital Detox Week.