|Green is the new black, as environmental and economic motivation combines this festive season, to prompt staying local with our purchasing decisions.
Champion Green is calling on shoppers to make it a Green Friday on November 26th next, buying online or in-person with local and Irish businesses. The campaign is encouraging consumers to think about sustainable communities and jobs, and its backers have the following advice for savvy green shoppers.
|SHOP SAFELY WITH VISA
With more people expected to shop online in the lead up to Green Friday and Christmas, it’s important to do so safely. Visa, supporters of Champion Green, have shared these top tips:
AN POST STAMP OF APPROVAL
An Post is a Champion Green partner, highlighting the ‘shop local’ message in Post Offices and through a Champion Green postmark on mail. The national postal service also provides affordable delivery options for SMEs’ e-commerce trade.
Advice for sensible shopping includes;
GREENER SHOPPING SOLUTIONS FROM KILKENNY
Sustainability is important environmentally and also means preserving living local communities, Evelyn Moynihan, the Kilkenny Design CEO who helps run the Champion Green campaign, says.
Smaller businesses have invested in excellent online shopping and instore retail experiences, so Green Friday organisers are encouraging people to consciously seek out local retailers and service providers online for their holiday shopping.
“For true quality that gives back to your community, shop instore locally or on an Irish website. Spending with global multi-nationals can incur extra duty and possible supply chain delays, so love local is the message for a happier Christmas for everyone”, Marian O’Gorman, Champion Green founder and Kilkenny Design Chairman, advises