Who said Black Friday? There is a much more sustainable alternative to this compulsive shopping day; Green Friday, which has born to **fight consumerism** and promote responsible and sustainable purchases with the environment.
Green Friday is a sustainable alternative to Black Friday
and an ecofriendly option that was born to raise awareness among consumers about the need to promote more **sustainable, responsible and ethical consumption** with the environment.
## What's Green Friday?
It's about making Black Friday Green Friday and turning around a compulsive consumerism day to make it a much more conscious, sustainable and local day.
And that doesn’t mean that we cannot take advantage of the sales and market offers, quite the opposite! But let's do it with social conscience and investing our money to **real ecological alternatives** and to **eco-responsible brands** that really respect environment and society.
On the contrary, we are promoting a consumer society and increasing **pollution**. And what relationship is there between sales and pollution? Well, you may not be able to relate them directly, but they are related and much more than you think.
Price’s drop means that multinationals pressure their workers and this causes a clear labor exploitation, a greater pollution of rivers and seas due to an increase in toxic waste and endless consequences. **What you save, our planet pays the price.**
There are becoming more and more brands that care for and respect the rights of their workers, define themselves as vegan and defend animal’s rights, adopt sustainable manufacturing processes and avoid the use of plastics, etc. For this reason, these brands also offer discounts to consumers to bring their **sustainable spirit** closer to more people.
At Place to Plug we not only want to promote the transition to a more sustainable energy industry and 100% electric mobility, but we also seek to minimize our **ecological footprint** in our lives. For this reason, we propose some environmental challenges. Do you dare to achieve them?
## Environmental challenges
Just start with some of them and very soon you’ll have more desire to add challenges day by day to help reducing your ecological footprint :)
Here goes our challenges list!
**1.** **Do not consume bottled water**, install a filter in your tap!
**2.** Use **reusable bags**, carts or baskets instead of plastic bags.
**3.** **Do not buy packaged fruit, meat or fish**.
**4.** **Turn off the water tap** while taking a shower, washing your hands or teeth.
**5.** Use **compostable or biodegradable garbage bags**. And if you have a puppy, also buy biodegradable bags for his/her little poops!
**6.** **Reduce the use of the car** and use even more **public transport**.
**7.** Bet on buying **natural and biodegradable products** such as strips, scrubs, sponges...
**8.** Avoid short car journeys and replace them with **journeys by foot** or in **personal mobility vehicles** such as electric scooters or electric bikes.
**9.** Consume **natural cosmetic products**.
**10.** Buy **eco-friendly clothes**.
**11.** Buy **glass bottles** instead of plastic ones.
**12.** **Pay through your smartphone** instead of a plastic credit.
**13.** Select, as far as possible, **receive notifications by email** instead of post.
**14.** **Reduce your consumption** especially during sales.
**15.** Use **cups** instead of plastic cups.
**16.** Use **rechargeable batteries** instead of throwaway batteries.
**17.** Buy **handmade products**.
**18.** Buy **second-hand items** to give them a second life.
**19.** Buy **solid shower shampoos** and soaps.
**20.** Do not buy or use plastic straws, use **100% sustainable paper or bamboo straws**.
**21.** Use **bamboo toothbrush** and **bamboo ear sticks**.
**22.** **Always recycle** plastic, glass and organic.
**23.** Put a **recycling bin in the bathroom**. There are small ones that will sure fit in some corner.
**24.** **Buy food in bulk** as much as possible.
**25.** **Avoid** using glasses, cutlery or plates made of **plastic**.
**26.** Use **glass lunch boxes** instead of plastic ones.
**27.** Say **no** to **single-one** use products.
**28.** Use **reusable silicone bags** to freeze your food.
**29.** Avoid buying **toys** that contain plastic.
**30.** Become a member of an **NGO for the environment**.
💙 And how Place to Plug contributes to the environment and sustainability?
By empowering you to use electric vehicles offering an end to end solution for the entire EV charging industry, whether if you are an EV driver, a business or an institution!