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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

Another Toy Recall: Is It Time to Boycott Chinese-made Toys?

Another Toy Recall: Is It Time to Boycott Chinese-made Toys?

On November 7, Aqua Dots, a popular toy in the U.S., was recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after two children had fallen into comas from swallowing individual beads.  An Australian biochemist found that a well-known ‘date rape’ drug was one of the ingredients in the coating.  Aqua Dots are made in China, which following on the footsteps of recent recalls due to dangerous levels of lead in children’s toys made in China, has many consumers asking an important question: should consumers boycott all toys made in China until they know their children are safe?

November 8, 2007

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Internet giant Yahoo and was under ethical fire yesterday in Congress’s House Foreign Affairs Committee. Members of the committee met with Yahoo’s chief executive Jerry Yang who was testifying on Yahoo’s handling of an incident in China that led to the incarceration of a dissident.

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

Landscape Architects Release 200 Ways-Report for Architects, Planners to Eco Service

Landscape Architects Release 200 Ways-Report for Architects, Planners to Eco Service

Landscapers, who literally design and dig with nature’s chlorophyll green every day, are placing stepping stones toward the greater architecture design community adopting eco-sustainability. On November 2, 2007, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) unveiled a report intended to instruct architects, designers and facility managers on specific ways (and thresholds) they can craft their buildings into natural ecological fits, sustainability, mitigating pollution and climate change effects.

November 3, 2007

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  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Racial profiling and discrimination