The Green section of the Amicale is proud to announce the launch of its “Green Friday” solidarity initiative on Friday, 24 November!
“Green Friday” is a global awareness-raising action which was initiated to counter the increasingly popular “Black Friday” sale, which takes place on Friday 24 November all over the world. We would like to encourage you to support this alternative – “Green Friday”, which aims to raise awareness about overconsumption and promote a responsible shopping attitude.
As the Winter approaches, warm clothes and blankets become a necessity for homeless people. On this occasion, the Green section is organising a collection of winter items and accesories for a local Strasbourg charity, Abribus (please donate only hats, gloves, socks, blankets, and scarves for Strasbourg's homeless people) from Friday 24 November until Thursday, 30 November.
If you would like to contribute, please contact:
In today’s society, we are buying more clothes, wearing them less and treating them as disposable items. The volume of clothes produced is depleting resources such as water and land, and challenging the planet’s capacity to absorb greenhouse gases, toxic chemicals and clothes waste. Cheap clothing is poor quality, with a low resale value, and there’s just too much of it: 85% of all textiles are sent to a landfill (source Greenpeace). Follow this link to watch a short documentary on the final resting place of our clothing https://aeon.co/videos/this-is-the-final-resting-place-of-your-cast-off-clothing.