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Thank you to my guest blogger, OVO Energy for this great, post Black Friday blog. Black Friday – now one of the busiest shopping days in the UK – is responsible for generating huge carbon emissions, thanks to billions of emails sent and thousands of deliveries being made up and down the country, causing a negative impact on the environment. Online sales from Black Friday in 2020 is predicted to generate 429,000 tonnes of carbon with this figure rising year on year – the equivalent of 435 return flights between London and New York*. At OVO Energy we believe that together we can help combat the climate crisis by making small, everyday changes at home to reduce carbon and our impact on the environment. To support this effort, this Black Friday we set out to encourage more people to connect with nature and the environment, offering new members a £50 gift card to spend…

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Green Friday really is a thing! In a bid to undo some of the craziness of Black Friday (or “let’s shop like plonkers every day for a month”, as it now seems to be), small businesses, charities and other organisations are clubbing together to make people more aware of the impact of Black Friday and how to make a difference. Green Friday was originally started in the States and has since crossed the ocean to us here in Europe. As an alternative to the online shopping, queuing for bargains (in non-covid times), battling for the biggest deal and just general over spending and over consumerism, Green Friday tries to get people back outdoors, enjoying the peace of nature and, if possible, spending precious time with family and friends. Now the latter is going to be difficult this year but there are still plenty of ways to boycott Black Friday in…

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