Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Every year, all of America goes crazy to celebrate what is arguably the biggest holiday of the year; and on the day after, people go even crazier with all the sales associated Black Friday. With the scale of activities involved, we cannot but ignore the impact on the environment as well. If every single shopper were to make an effort to make things greener, the negative impact will be much less. How to do this?
Bring your own bag
Reusable shopping bags are the rave these days, and I think they are one of those trends that should just never end. Instead of relying on plastic or paper bags that shops give out with your purchases, why don’t you lug along a reusable bag or two?
Carpooling is such an old idea, but it has never been more relevant than it is today. Plan your shopping activities so that you can share a ride with family members and friends instead of everyone taking separate cars. Use the money you save on gas to buy more stuff!
Don’t go too far
Yeah, some deals might better in places farther from your home, but do you really have to go that far? For sure, you will also find great Black Friday deals closer to home. More so, you might even have a grand time shopping online. This will save on time and fuel consumption!
Sure, Black Friday is fun. Shopping is fun. However, no one is obliged to actually go out and do Black Friday. If you can, why not choose other ways to spend your Black Friday? It doesn’t have to be shopping, doesn’t it?