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Blue Friday IOC-UNESCO in Venice
IOC-UNESCO Blue Friday event aims to promote responsible consumption and support ocean protection.
A 2 day event in Venice to raise awareness on the effect that each of our choices as consumers can have on the environment and in particular on the ocean: it is estimated that purchases during Black Friday are often motivated by impulse, so much so that up to 80% of the garments and objects purchased is thrown away after only one or no use.
“It is estimated that purchases during Black Friday are often motivated by impulse, so much so that up to 80% of garments and objects purchased are thrown away after only one or no use.”
Green Friday is a growing movement born in the UK encouraging consumers to move away from impulsive and damaging shopping behaviors and embrace a different ethos instead:
– Putting down devices in favour of spending time outdoors
– Enjoying time with friends and family
– Giving, sharing and investing in worthwhile causes
More and more brands are taking part, we encourage you to read up further on other exciting initiatives out there.
As always the message is, if you still intend to shop, do shop mindfully. Avoid big corporations known for having poor environmental practices and instead invest in small businesses, local businesses, secondhand, vintage or upcycled items to keep it circular.
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UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls
Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. On the same day this year UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls, will kick-off a 16 day campaign led by the UN Secretary-General and UN Women, to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world.
Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime? In times of crises, the numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent humanitarian crises, conflicts and climate disasters.
While the pandemic of violence against women is not new, it’s not inevitable, unless we stay silent.
Even more reasons to emphasize, who cares about Black Friday?