Today, Monday 22nd November, instead of buying stuff we do not need and adding to the mountains of unnecessary waste, let’s swap this #blackfriday for a #greenfriday says leading East Anglian ecotherapy and environmental charity, The Green Light Trust.   As COP26 ended in Glasgow the politicians have gone home and there is a growing realisation that we cannot leave solving the climate emergency to others.  COP26 has left the door ajar to keeping global temperature rises to just 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, but we all need to do something to make sure that our planet thrives. 

#doonething to save the planet

“The campaign that we are launching today is about doing one thing for our planet.  Sometimes the calamity of the climate emergency seems overwhelming but if we all act and do one thing, we can and will make a difference.  We all know what we could do but we do not always do it.  This week with the consumerism and mass consumption that #blackfriday has become it is an ideal opportunity to make that one small change that makes a difference, “said Tom Brown, CEO, Green Light Trust, “waste and mass consumerism is unsustainable, and we are calling on everyone to take stock; do one thing for the environment and make change happen today.  The time to act is now, we cannot afford to leave this to others.”  Continued Brown. 

Each of us can make small changes that will incrementally help save our planet, like checking where our fruit and vegetables have come from.  East Anglian strawberries in season are simply the best, but summer berries flown in from the southern hemisphere not quite so good.  Looking at where we eat from is the first stage but changing what we eat might be the better option for both our health and that of the planet.  These changes don’t have to be extreme, either-or decisions, becoming a vegan might be the ideal but reducing weekly meat consumption is better for both our health and the planet.  The Green Light Trust is calling on us all to do one thing which is achievable, e.g. not filling the kettle with more water than you need, not leaving the tap running when we brush our teeth; nothing is too small. 


How to take part in the campaign

Take a selfie of you making one small change that will help green up the environment. Share on our Green Light Trust Facebook page, or on our Instagram page using the swap #blackfriday for #GreenFriday.  Alternatively make a difference by donating to The Green Light Trust.   £10 will help Green Light Trust to cook two participants a hot meal when they attend one of our courses – this might be the only hot meal they eat that week.  £50 will fund a full session for a participant to attend a day in the woods with us.   £100 will mean that we can plant ten trees on your behalf and £500 pays for one participant who potentially is in a very dark place to access our courses for an entire programme.     Please donate to   Thank you

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