- As people become more mindful about ethical and socially responsible consumption, there has been a notable rise in eco-friendly gifting.
- Research by American Express highlights that people are inclined towards sustainable gifting.
- As per the American Express Trendex Report, 97% of Indian respondents expressed an interest in spending money on products that will benefit local businesses and communities and 98% want to purchase items that support the creation of low carbon communities.
The data for eco-friendly gifting points out that sustainability is the theme of our times. People are becoming more conscious about ethical and socially responsible consumption and their choices reflect this.
The Concept of Eco-Friendly Gifting
There are 2 main drivers of gifting. First of all it is meant to evoke positive emotions in the recipient and second, to strengthen a bond with someone. In addition to both these elements, eco-friendly gifting is designed to have a positive social and environmental impact.
Here are few things you can look out for if you are interested in eco-friendly gifting:
1) Zero or Less Waste
Eco-friendly gifts have been developed to reduce waste. It is usually made to last long and is recyclable. They also use materials that don’t deplete natural resources.
These gifts certainly don’t use toxic chemicals that degrade the environment.
3) Promote local economies
Eco-friendly gifts are often handmade and these endeavors support the local economy and artisans.
4) Energy efficient
Gifts that are energy-efficient and have a low carbon footprint are also an important feature of eco-friendly gifts.
Trees are the Perfect Eco-Friendly Gift
The gift of trees ticks all the boxes of what constitutes an eco-friendly gift. It is a nature based solution that is zero waste, nourishes the environment and absorbs carbon dioxide to keep the air clean.
Planting a sapling with Grow-Trees also means that you are creating a social impact because we work exclusively with local communities for our tree plantation drives.
No matter the occasion, you can make eco-friendly gifting the norm through Greet with Trees®. Greet with Trees® empowers you to make a positive impact on the environment while at the same time offering you the opportunity to express your love to your loved ones. Through the simple process of a few clicks, you can select to plant a sapling from a variety of projects such as Trees for Tigers®, Trees for Tribals®, Trees for Hanguls™ to name a few. This is followed by a simple process that allows you to send your recipient a beautifully designed eTreeCertificate®. The eTreeCertificate® is a testament to your commitment to the environment and to the people that matter the most to you.