Green (Black) Friday
Are you already familiar with Black Friday? This, originally American, consept promises consumer great discounts and encourages people to buy as much as possible. The last couple of years, Black Friday has grown to become the most popular shopping day of the year and is a day which many have different feelings about. Overconsumption, sustainability and class differences are some topics that often are discussed in connection with the American trend. No matter what camp you belong to, it may be worth thinking twice about how and what we consume during Black Friday.
Overconsumption, sustainability and class differences are some topics that often are discussed in connection with the American trend.
There are actions to take if you, like us, want to go in a greener direction and are thinking of ways that you contribute to less overconsumption. Below, we will guide you to six easy means in which you can turn Black Friday to Green Friday, and how you can reduce unnecessary overconsumption and pollution.
The 6 Green means 💡
Only get what you need
Avoid overconsumption and buy only the things you actually need. As long as we continue to shop, companies will continue to produce more – which is harmful for the environment.
Think circular, always
Say no to plastic bags and bring reusable tote bags when you are out shopping. If you shop mostly online, you can choose delivery from Budbee or other green solutions.
Drive green with us
An easy and straightforward choice is to choose to take a Green instead of a petrol car when going shopping. You contribute to lots of good things, such as reducing pollution and congestion in the city.
Look for certificates
Look for brands like GOTS, oeko-tex and fairtrade to find the products that are produced in a sustainable manner. It is often worth paying a little more for organic products.
Support your local
Support local producers and entrepreneurs by choosing products that are made in Finland or your local area. The environmental impact from transport is then significantly lower.
Shop second hand
Extend product life-cycle and choose to shop second hand when you can. Books, clothes, games and ceramics are often in its best condition when little is used.