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Guilt-Free Cleaning

Guilt-Free Cleaning

For those without the time, energy or abilities to keep a clean home or office, it sometimes makes sense to bring in some professionals. But what of those boxes filled with brightly colored liquids and the toxicity that they bring to your home and to the environment? A growing number of cleaning services like Guilt-Free Pleasures of Seattle, are responding these and other ethical issues.

November 9, 2007

Credo Takes Cell Phones to Socially Conscious Consumers

Credo Takes Cell Phones to Socially Conscious Consumers

A week ago, Credo Mobile phone company reincarnated in a splashy new launch orchestrated by socially conscious business pioneer Working Assets. The announcement hit all the technology media outlets and mainstream newspapers with Working Assets primary objective to expand its mobile phone service to more socially conscious consumers who are looking for cell phones that are truly greener, not just in green style choices.

November 8, 2007

The Environmental Impact of Spectator Sports

The Environmental Impact of Spectator Sports

A recent article on slate.com confronted the environmental impact of the major American spectator sports.  Though no definitive answer is provided, the article brings up a salient point for eco-conscious sports fans to consider: What is the environmental impact of your favorite sport?

November 7, 2007

The Great Diaper Debate: Not Just Disposable Versus Cloth

The Great Diaper Debate: Not Just Disposable Versus Cloth

Americans use more than 50 million diapers every day, which has led to heated debates over the merits, costs, and environmental impact of disposable and cloth diapers.  A new product called gDiapers (g is for ‘green’) may eventually become an important factor as a hybrid solution to a contentious debate.

November 7, 2007

2008 Toyota Prius Number One in Fuel Economy; Under Fire for Stance on 32 MPG

2008 Toyota Prius Number One in Fuel Economy; Under Fire for Stance on 32 MPG

With oil prices setting new high jump records and the gas gauge on our cars stuck on “fill me,” the hybrid gas/electric cars are looking very attractive to consumers. Savings on car gas is a major part of national neurosis these days. If we can save money while in the cockpit of an environmentally forward and euro-electric looking vehicle, then the 2008 Toyota Prius is considered the top performer for car buyers to be checking out.

November 5, 2007

Buy It

Don't Buy It

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