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PBS Tells Kids "Don't Buy It!"

PBS Tells Kids "Don't Buy It!"

Several years ago, a British market research firm estimated that one in four children speak brand names as their first recognizable words. While it's doubtful that there's very much advertising out there geared directly toward children less than one year of age, the finding is indicative how the developing mind of a child reacts in a brand-saturated world.

November 7, 2007

Earth Moment Buys Carbon Credits With Every Sale

Earth Moment Buys Carbon Credits With Every Sale

Ethical shopping is usually more about which products you buy than where you buy them, but hopes that the carbon credits it donates with every purchase will be enough to make you want to do your holiday shopping with them.

October 29, 2007

Give One, Get One

Give One, Get One

One Laptop Per Child brings cheap, powerful, energy efficient computers to children in poor or developing countries. Now Americans have the opportunity to buy a great first computer for their kids, and donate one to a child in need, all for $400.

October 22, 2007

Yank It Off the Shelf. Faster.

Yank It Off the Shelf.  Faster.

Most consumers trust that when they buy a product, it has been tested and is safe for use. And if something were to happen, they would assume that the manufacturer would respond in a quick and responsible manner by removing the product from store shelves before further damage can be done. Yet, in the 2005 and 2006, a toy maker not only remained silent on the possible danger of one of its most popular toys, it only recalled the product after more than 30 reported incidents directly involving the product, including the death of a young boy.

September 8, 2007

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  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris
  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.