Be a Green Shopper – World Environment Day with Select CITYWALK
“The world is not to be put in order. The world is in order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.” – Henry Miller
This world that we call our home is an inheritance that we have received; it is also our bequeath to our future generations. While we have been granted the privilege of enjoying all the resources and bounty it has to offer, it is also our responsibility to preserve and conserve its offerings for a sustainable future.
We at Select CITYWALK are all set to commemorate World Environment Day and do our bit to make the world a cleaner, greener place. In this endeavour, you are our partners, our co-pilgrims.
Here are some of the top tips for becoming an environment-friendly shopper –
Bring Reusable Shopping Bags
Bringing along a foldable and easy-to-carry shopping bag is one of the best ways to save paper and plastic that goes into making shopping bags. Opt for a reusable bag in eco-friendly material like cotton. Better yet, pick one that is made from recycled material.
Buy recyclable material
The use of plastics and other materials is one of the greatest causes of environmental degradation. Some of these take about 1000 years to break down and even then leech microplastics are absorbed by the environment. Be a conscious shopper and pick products made from 100% recyclable materials. Melissa Shoes at Select CITYWALK showcases products made from 100% recyclable patented material.
Avoid impulse buying but also make a shopping list and buy all that you need at periodic intervals. This helps avoid the need to drive to Select CITYWALK repeatedly or to get your shopping home-delivered multiple times. Save on gas and petrol by teaming up with family and going shopping together.
Support eco-friendly brands
Sustainable living comes from supporting brands that are environmental-friendly and offer sustainable livelihoods to artisans from rural India. Good Earth L’Affaire, Kama Ayurveda, Forest Essentials, and Fabindia are all brands that believe in sustainable production processes that minimise carbon footprint and offer eco-friendly products that enrich your life.
Support small businesses
Small, local businesses often produce handcrafted goods and minimise carbon footprint. Shop at local stores that have environment-friendly policies and digital payment and invoicing methods.
Live the green life
Being environment friendly is a lifestyle. It is a series of choices that we make each day. Teaming up with friends to carpool while going shopping, carrying metal flasks for coffee instead of getting disposable cups, carrying metal straws instead of plastic ones, minimising the use of paper napkins – there are a million choices to be made each time you go shopping.
We at Select CITYWALK are firm believers in protecting and revitalising the environment with our efforts. Support us in our journey. Plant trees, avoid using plastic, go digital, reuse, and recycle. We have one home – this planet. Let us keep it beautiful and bountiful for generations to come.