Ethical Shopping News
Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. has a reputation of being the greenest guy in Hollywood. Known for showing up at red carpet events on a bicycle and living in a house that is entirely solar powered, Begley currently stars in the HGTV reality series, Living With Ed, which showcases the many green living solutions that Ed and his wife Rachelle employ in their home. In 2003, Begley began selling his own line of environmentally safe cleaning products, Begley's Best, using his likeness and celebrity to help gain exposure for the products and hoping that after one use customers would get hooked on their superior quality.
January 21, 2008
After the CIW recently reached historic agreements with Yum! Brands and McDonald's — which would have effectively doubled the wages of the tomato pickers in Florida who supply America's largest fast food chains — it appeared that their campaign to improve the lives of migrant workers was picking up momentum. Then they set their sights on Burger King.
January 18, 2008
The family-owned company, SC Johnson, is fairly prominent in every household’s cleaning and kitchen cabinets—makers of Windex, Pledge, Drano, Shout, Ziplok and other household products. The company announced a new labeling system called Greenlist for many of its products. The labeling system is based on a company analyzing process (patented) that generates an environmental impact summing for each product and helps them adjust the formula.
January 18, 2008
The first round of grants awarded by Google's "DotOrg" charitable organization has been announced. In total, $175 million will be doled out worldwide to charities and research projects in the next three years, across five major areas of philanthropy.
January 17, 2008
When Coca-Cola commissioned the Energy and Resources Institute to test its water supply at a Rajasthan plant for pesticide residues in 2006, it probably wasn't expecting the organization to suggest that it shut down operations in the state over an unrelated issue. The water was found to meet government standards for purity — which doesn't explain why soda the plant produced in 2006 was found to have pesticide levels at 24 times the recommended limit — but a local water shortage means Coke's operations there pose a greater threat than just contaminated soda.
January 16, 2008