The Better World Shopping Guide

The Better World Shopping Guide

Every Dollar Makes A Difference

Book - 2008
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"The new edition doesn't disappoint. Pocket-sized so it's easy to carry around, and at-a-glance easy-to-read, it grades companies with a simple A to F. The grade encompasses human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement, and social justice. I've always believed we vote with our dollars every day, choosing through our purchases what kind of world we want to live in. This book embraces that idea, and also gives a list of 'Top 10 Things to Change' from banking and credit cards, to chocolate and coffee."--Chris, Seventh Generation blog

The only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers available, this book ranks every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys"--turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world. Representing over seventeen years of distilled research, data is organized into the most common product categories including coffee, energy bars, computers, gasoline, clothing, banks, cars, water, and more. Also included is a summary of the essential information about particular product categories, profiles of the best and worst companies, practical buying tips, and the most useful online resources available. Whether you believe in environmental sustainability, human rights, animal protection, community involvement, or social justice, this book is for you!

Small enough to fit in a back pocket or small purse and organized in a shopping-friendly format, The Better World Shopping Guide will help you change the world as you shop!

Ellis Jones has been teaching people to make a difference in the world for over a decade with works like The Better World Handbook . A scholar of social responsibility, social change, and everyday activism, he founded and directs the Better World Network. He teaches sociology at the University of California, Davis.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2008.
ISBN: 9780865716308
Branch Call Number: 178 JON
Characteristics: vi, 177 p.


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Aug 31, 2010

This was a real eye opener for me. It analysed companies from oil and cars, to chocolate and running shoes. It is a nice, quick read (even for me, a slow reader; the info is in chart-form). It implies there is more info on the website, but I found the website actually had much less info than the book. I learned that the Nestle company has aggressively bought out family farms, something which I fear has harmed our food security in North America. I didn't notice any Canadian companies in the evaluations, but many internationals.

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