Ethical Shopping News
If you follow green architecture and design or have ever read a corporate social responsibility report, you've no doubt heard of LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification is handed out by the U.S. Green Building Council, a 15-year old nonprofit founded to inspire some of America's larger builders to strive for environmentally friendly structures --- especially in the area of energy efficiency. But while there are certainly benefits to a LEED-inspired boom in green building, some are less than impressed.
December 31, 2007
With recreational and commute biking sprinting faster into public popularity, the option of a bamboo bike is future-retro appealing and very eco-friendly. They are available from a number of vendors at conventional prices. The first bamboo bikes were built back in the 1890’s.
December 30, 2007
What do you look for when you shop for new flooring? Style and price are obviously the most important factors for most buyers, but what about sustainability? Plenty of green flooring manufacturers have popped up in recent years, offering a variety of reasons for why their products are more eco-friendly than those of their competitors, but how does one differentiate between these companies?
December 28, 2007
Bluefin tuna is the sushi lover’s sushi of choice—feeding a growing demand. Many sushi restaurants in the U.S. are called Bluefin. But the Atlantic-based fish is nearing extinction, a fact known for decades, but now is of great urgency. Despite international catch quotas set, bluefin tuna was over fished this year by 50 percent. The plight is now so severe that even chefs in restaurants and cooking writers are strongly advocating that consumers stop ordering Bluefin sushi.
December 28, 2007
2007 saw continued growth in the organic foods market, eco-safe fish hitting the shelves at Wal-Mart, and "locavore" voted word of the year by the Oxford American Dictionary. But can we expect ethical eating to fizzle out as a fad or become even bigger in 2008?
December 26, 2007