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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 EarthMoment.com 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

Unilever Sends Mixed Messages About "Real Beauty"

Unilever Sends Mixed Messages About "Real Beauty"

When Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" ads started running, they met with an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers and critics tired of sexually exploitative and denigrating images of women in the media. But these types of depictions are the defining principle behind the marketing strategy for Axe Body Spray, another of Unilever's brands.

October 16, 2007

Seventh Generation CEO Blogs Against Consumerism

Seventh Generation CEO Blogs Against Consumerism

Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation, recently blogged about his experience at the Wal-Mart CEO Sustainability Summit.  He wrote, "What scares me about this fever pitch of going green is the lack of systemic understanding of the problems we face, and the risk that some of these well-intentioned solutions are likely to make things worse."

October 11, 2007

Antibacterial Soaps Are a Washout

Antibacterial Soaps Are a Washout

Large soap companies like Colgate-Palmolive, Ivory, and Dial promote their antibacterial soaps as an effective way of keeping people healthy.  Dial states, “The trusted antibacterial formula will remove dirt and kill germs to help keep your family healthy.” Not soaccording to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

September 22, 2007

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