Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Pledge to green your Holiday!

The holidays are upon us and our country is entering the biggest buying season of the year. Americans will spend a total of $586.1 billion dollars in November and December — and an average of $646 per person on gifts alone.

The impact on people and planet of all our consumption is staggering.

America's most irresponsible corporations profit hand-over-fist, without regard to the true environmental cost, labor injustice, or excessive waste.

But it’s not all bah, humbug… You do have a choice.

Please stand with Green America and pledge to shift 20% or more of your holiday spending away from cookie-cutter consumerism and one-use waste—instead supporting local, green, handmade and homegrown businesses!

When you include organic and Fair Trade ingredients in holiday meals, make your own gifts and gift wrap, and choose greener gifts — it’s a great way to show the joyous side of going green.

Less Tinsel…More Joy!

I pledge to consume less and spend wisely this holiday season. When I do make holiday purchases, I pledge to shift 20% or more of my spending away from cookie-cutter consumerism and one-use waste; and towards local, green, Fair Trade, handmade and homegrown businesses that produce sustainable goods for people and the planet.

Together, if all American households shift just 20% of our holiday spending to green purchases, we could steer nearly $117.2 billion toward green jobs and the green economy.

That's billions toward businesses that build community… billions toward recycling, composting, and reuse… billions toward reduced energy use… billions toward fair supply chains that protect workers and stop sweatshop abuses.

It's my way of telling big-box stores and greedy CEOs it's time to start investing in a clean energy future, paying fair wages, valuing local communities, and protecting the planet we all share!

1-25 of 2562 signatures
Number Date Name How will you consume less ...
2562 4 days ago Kathleen Ashpaugh Support local artisans, and shops, buy less, recycle wrapping.
2561 4 days ago Charlene Boydston
2560 1 week ago Anonymous
2559 1 week ago Anonymous Make my gifts!!
2558 1 week ago Lisa Goldman
2557 1 week ago Y Saavedra Continue to make or bake "custom" gifts. Purchase from local holiday, craft fairs, local artisans. Wrap with reusable bags.
2556 1 week ago Woosi Wildwood Reusable or consumable presents from local artists & fewer presents overall.
2555 1 week ago Margaret Blakley
2554 1 week ago Mehdi Ranjbar
2553 1 week ago Patricia Ferguson
2552 1 week ago Marilyn Walther Handmade and home-baked gifts
2551 1 week ago Rachael Denny Try to patronize local businesses as much as possible.
2550 1 week ago MaryAnn Gregory Reuseable packing fair trade purchasing charitable "adoptions"
2549 1 week ago Anonymous Reusable gift wrap (made from either used clothing) or any packaging that can be repurposed for wrapping. Homemade gifts where possible.
2548 1 week ago Jodi Larson I will shop at small shops that value fair trade. I am making most of the adult gifts. I always buy organic from a local co-op.Ordered my free range turkey for both holidays from the co-op. Animal c...
2547 1 week ago Anonymous Only shopping fair trade or at small businesses for Christmas presents.
2546 1 week ago Salome Argyropoulos
2545 1 week ago Brenda McCandless
2544 1 week ago Anonymous this year we are treating family to an overnight stay in a lodge. Our gift is being together
2543 1 week ago Lisa Griffin Buying local and purchasing handmade, sustainable gifts.
2542 1 week ago Adele Bradley
2541 1 week ago Julia M Less stuff, more fun! We have pledged to do fun activities this holiday season instead of buying more stuff.
2540 1 week ago Anonymous Spend time on making memories and not money on friends and family
2539 1 week ago Bambi Magie Use the decorations I already have! Buy a few gifts from the GreaterGood site
2538 1 week ago Arlene Renshaw Purchasing Fair Trade products as gifts
Purchasing local products as gifts
Gifting contributions to non-profits and development programs or agencies
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