Environmental impact of Black Friday has local organizations on strike
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Some people shop on Black Friday, but others are on strike.
Local organizations and community members joined together as part of a worldwide climate strike.
They are raising awareness about the impact Black Friday has on the environment.
Organizers say Black Friday creates more material waste, and with more people on the road, extra emissions are going into the atmosphere too.
One organizer says, it’s fun getting a good deal, but it’s not the key to happiness.
“Our levels of consumption have been rising steadily in America, but people are not happier. Depression is increasing, and other mental health issues. It’s not helping. It’s not helping people or the planet,” said Lily Herling, co-founder of Fridays for Future.
Their movement doesn’t stop today.
Friday’s for Future and others will be out next Friday, urging U.S. officials to take action on the climate crisis.
To learn more about Fridays for Future, click here.
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