The third cell phone? The sixth scarf? The tenth perfume?

Before you decide on one of the typical standard gifts for the next occasion, let the Zeit-statt-Zeug Shop inspire you to give something unique: time spent together.


Why do we give things to those we love the most?


The energy crisis and the climate crisis are realted. Our consumption determines what is made and how it is made. What raw materials are consumed for it. We buy a lot of things without really needing them. A quarter of the food in Germany is thrown away. A third of our clothes stay in the closet, unworn.

Yet it's social contacts that make us happy - not consumption. Things we buy and then own cost time, money and resources. Traditionally, this all gets a little worse over Christmas. Yet we still think we're doing those we love most a favor by giving them even more stuff.


So why not do two good deeds at once: give to our friends the gift of time together, and to the planet, less consumption.

Zeit-statt-Zeug.de, a web-platform by IDZ member Scholz & Volkmer, supports you.


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