Jane Fonda: ‘I’m Not Buying Anymore Clothes’ to Fight Climate Change

‘I grew up when consumerism didn’t have such a stranglehold over us so when I talk to people about how we don’t really need to keep shopping’

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WASHINGTON – Actress and political activist Jane Fonda said on Friday that she's not purchasing any more clothes as a way to fight climate change.

"You see this coat? I needed something red so I went out and found this coat on sale. This is the last article of clothing that I'm going to ever buy," Fonda said at a "Fire Drill Friday" protest on Capitol Hill with actresses Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener.

Fonda said youth climate activist Greta Thunberg has made her "think a lot about consumerism."

"I grew up when consumerism didn't have such a stranglehold over us so when I talk to people about how we don't really need to keep shopping—we shouldn't look to shopping for our identity; we just don't need more stuff then I have to walk the talk so I'm not buying any more clothes -- a lot of free time."

Friday's protest marks the fourth time Fonda has been arrested protesting in support of climate change action on Capitol Hill.

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