‘Last Year's Model' Empowers You to Say ‘No'

By: Marissa Brassfield - Apr 26, 2009   Updated: Jun 7 2011
References: lastyearsmodel.org & treehugger
'Last Year's Model' is a site that empowers tech geeks to hang onto their still-working gadgets instead of buying the newest MP3 player, mobile phone or computer. As the site's creators point out, the practice of reusing perfectly functional gadgets saves the planetâ€"albeit through laziness.

'Last Year's Model' encourages users to share their stories on their blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or the site itself.

Implications - The world is becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, with all industries being held accountable for their environmental initiatives or lack thereof. The ability for a business to create products that allow people to reuse their existing products is extremely appealing for consumers who favor recycling.