Green Is The New Black Friday
by Imogen Berryman
What's Going On Here?
With the return of ‘Black Friday’ this week, alternative campaigns to minimise the environmental and social impact are being championed to steer us all away from excessive spending and its impacts.
How Is Black Friday Being Green?
REI have created the #OptOutside movement, shutting up shop to encourage time to be spent with nature instead and in 2016 Patagonia donated 100% of its Black Friday sales to underfunded environmental organisations.
Why Should We Care?
Whilst some couriers are going greener, diesel vans are a big contributor to emissions and at these peak times, an Amazon truck leaves a fulfilmentcentreevery 93 seconds racking up air pollution. If you’re not in when they deliver it, that’s another trip back!
When we hear 70% of us are buying things we NEVER use, this seems avoidable.
If you do decide to take advantage of the discounts, use these tips below to lessen your impact.
And you can always #optoutside after your spree!
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