Black Friday, Sustainability and Covid-19

I have been having a lot of thoughts about this years Black Friday, Sustainability and the Covi-19. This is also things I have discussed with some of my friends and family.

We are less than a month away from Christmas today and I have noticed that a lot of people plan to shop their Christmas Presents on Black Friday or Black Week as I have seen a lot of online stores have. A friend asked me how I feel about all the online shopping relating to the transportation of products going here and there. Almost all the transportation equals emission that are bad for the enviroment. Therefore Black Friday is not good for the enviroment.

But I think more people will buy there Christmas presents online this year, because of Covid-19. At least I have bought most of my Christmas presents online since I am in a high risk-group. Usually I would have been in stores looking for the perfect gift. This year I have done most of my shopping online. I fill bad about it because I would have loved to do my part for the environment as well as the stores in my small town and shop form the local shops. What I did not know because I started buying Christmas resents in August was that a lot of shops offer to pick up your order and meet you outside of the store. That would have made it easier to shop. It can also be a good idea to buy present at Etsy and support small stores that have not been able to go on Christmas Markets and sell their products.

What are you thoughts?

Situation Sunday, October 14

So a lot of things are spinning in my head. So much has happened these last few weeks. It feels like the world is in chaos. With the extreme weather situation around the world. Judge Kavanaugh being sworn into office.

I am starting to wonder what is happening? I thought something like this would never happen after #MeToo. I am not claiming to be the best judge of things like this but I am surprised at the outcome of the vote. But I have read that many more people have become registered to vote in Novembers election.

Like you know, I don’t live in America. But this still affected me. We have #MeToo here in Sweden and I am scared that the change we need is not coming. At least not as fast as we want it to. I hate being afraid to walk alone at night. I want to feel safe in this world.

The weather around the world is also making me scared. I don’t remember there being as much extreme weather when I grew up. It feels like no one is really taking the situation seriously. IPCC has realised their 2018 report, but I have not read about it anywhere. But now that I googled it, some information came up.

I am trying to think more about what I am buying, like organic food and to have bags with me when I go grocery shopping. And to not wast things. I donate my clothes to people how need them when I can’t wear them anymore. And I try to not buy useless things. We eat vegetarian food at least once a week. I walk to the store instead of taking the car. I know I can do so much more and I am trying to be better.

What are you doing for the world to be better? Both for the people and the environment?

On another note. I missed World Mental Health day, but I am writing a post about that and posting it later.

This post was more ranting than anything else and I am sorry for that. I just want to share my concerns about the world.