About the campaign

Green Action Week – Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October 2020 – is a global campaign to promote sustainable consumption. Each year in October, organisations around the world take joint action to promote a common cause. This year, 50 civil society organisations in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas participate in the campaign.

The theme since 2018 has been ‘Sharing Community’. “We want to ignite cultures of sharing and collaboration to make sure everyone has sustainable access to goods and services”. Find out more about the theme, what it looks like in practice, and how to get involved in 2020 in this guide.

Green Action Week is an initiative by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), starting in Sweden in 1990 and growing to become an international partnership from 2010 – and it is carried out in coordination with Consumers International (CI).

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation is Sweden’s largest environmental organisation with 226 000 members and about 40 partners all over the world. Since 1909 SSNC has been working at local, regional, national and international level, creating opinion and challenging business leaders and politicians to take action.

Consumers International is the world federation of consumer groups that, working together with its members, serves as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers.

Here is more information on the organisations who participated in Green Action Week last year.

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