Green Friday: The eco-friendly alternative to Black Friday

Green Friday: The eco-friendly alternative to Black Friday

Nov 24, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Image source, Martin Dorey Image caption, Martin Dorey went wild swimming last year to mark Green Friday Black Friday deals are hard to miss right now - your inbox is doubtless full of "unbeatable" offers and billboards everywhere are proclaiming what great deals can be had.
  • It is hard to pinpoint exactly when Green Friday started, but for the past few years environmental activists have been promoting it - and it has been picked up by businesses and across social media.
  • Paramedic Mr Walker said Black Friday was "consumerism at its worst" and described the greener alternative as a "great antidote to the madness of spending".
  • Image source, Paul Walker Image caption, Paul Walker has decided to take part in Green Friday this year and avoid the consumerism of Black Friday These environmental messages have been shared by charities including Green Alliance which said: "The key is to buy less and buy better."

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