Turning Cyber Monday into Green Gift Monday
Every year we spend more and more on Cyber Monday. Imagine the difference we could make if just a fraction of that money was spent on responsible, meaningful holiday gifts.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 11:44 AM
The concept is pretty simple. Every year we spend more and more on Cyber Monday, and throughout the holiday season for that matter, trying to find that perfect present. But honestly, do you even remember what you got last year? Maybe it’s time to alleviate some of the stress and make things simpler at the same time.
That’s why we came up with Green Gift Monday. We want to encourage you to give gifts that actually make a difference. Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight some meaningful and responsible gift ideas, you just have to find some you like. You don’t have to fight the crowds at the mall and the presents you give will be much more memorable.
But we also need to spread the word. Here are some simple ways you can help.
Have a blog? Support the campaign in a post and link back to the Green Gift Monday page (http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-monday/). We’ll be promoting your posts there too.
Promote Green Gift Monday through your social media channels. Post on Facebook or Tweet about it and remember to use the hashtag #GGM2010.
Not into social media? Just comment on posts here and visit our partner sites.
Most importantly, support the concept. When making purchases for the holidays, on Green Gift Monday and throughout the season, try to give the gift of green.
Like the idea of being green this holiday season? Have some ideas already? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
— Text by Brad Parker, Cool Green Science Blog