Save the planet

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately on my news feed about the environment.  From the NYT, “what to wear to be kind to the planet?” Another article from Outside Magazine about how fleece gets washed in the washing machine and fibers get loose, entering the water system and polluting our oceans. It made me very sad. From SFist, SF is ordering so much from Amazon Prime, Blue Apron, and other online retailers that provide free shipping that they are raising the recycling pick up rates 14% to handle the increase in shipping materials (cardboard, plastic, styrofoam, etc.). 
In addition to my already complicated ethical and economical habits, I have decided that I do not want to contribute to harming the planet with my buying habits. Starting in August, I am not going to buy anything new for the next year except essentials, like underwear and socks. I am starting in August because that will be the beginning of the school semester and I can keep track of the one year mark easily. This may be difficult but I am pretty sure I can do it. Want to join me in my pledge for less consumerism, less capitalism, and a better environment?