The problem with Black Friday
In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I investigate the various problems with Black Friday this 2019 season. Using Black Friday as a microcosm for the United States’ desire for overconsumption, I look at the environmental impacts of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well as the social problems of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Specifically, the video dives into the treatment of workers in large companies like Amazon and Walmart and then understands the environmental consequence of the massive consumption spree that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In short, the overconsumption of Black Friday is steeped in a profit-over-all model that we must escape if we are to change Black Friday.