Make a Difference - Introducing Loot Bags - What's in Season - Top 5 Reasons to Purchase
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Hello <<First Name>>, Welcome along to our first official newsletter. It's been a whirlwind month with amazing media support from across New Zealand. This has generated interest, discussions, optimism and been one of our busiest months yet.
Thank you for your support.

Today is Make A Difference Day and The Green Collective firmly believes that YOU can. Have you got something in mind? From helping your neighbour to donating items to a local food bank through to mindful shopping (more on this below) or simply giving someone a hug.

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Have you seen our new 100% organic cotton LOOT BAGS? Click here to see

So what is Mindful Shopping?  It's very easy to slip into auto-pilot mode when shopping. Buying the same items in the same stores week after week. Habits can be hard to break but so satisfying when it can MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Thinking of sustainability and reducing waste is important to us so first it is important to refuse excessive packaging and single-use plastic bags. This is particularly highlighted in food stores but still applies in clothing, stationery and home stores too. Does a plastic wrapped gift card need to be put in a plastic bag? Then it's shop local, buy local. Below is the list of fruit and vegetables that are in season. Fresh, not pulled out of a chill store. 
It takes 75,000 trees to print a Sunday Edition of the New York Times.

We love interacting with you and hearing where our bags are heading. This month in particular your reasons behind purchasing were diverse, inspiring and insanely clever. Go you.

Top 5 reasons you bought this October:

1. Going on holiday - so many of you are preparing for a lovely spring break (wanderlust) and you bought our bags to help you organise your luggage, carry on bag and chargers.

2. Gifts - some luckily people are getting Goodie Bags gifted to them. Your reasons: "Light and easy to post", "I love them & I know they will too", "The everything bag - one of the many uses will fit my friend", "Buying to put in my present cupboard"

3. Replacing - "I bought a set last week, and I gave one to a friend full of lemons, then my daughter 'stole' one and now I need more!"

4. Going to try something new - "I've always wanted to try making my own cheese and now I think i'm ready to try"

5. Microbeads - "I threw away my old scrubs and have gone back to soap & loofahs. I now pop the ends of my soap into a Goodie Bag and it hangs in the shower ready for my morning ritual"

Our GOODIE BAGS are fabulous for sprouting. We will showcase our video with a guide to sprouting. If you know anyone who would be interested in this please share this newsletter so they can sign up to be in to receive.
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