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Deep dives into topics, brands and initiatives you need to know about in the sustainability world.

9 Simple Changes You Can Make to Shop Smarter Now

Tips & Tricks

9 Simple Changes You Can Make to Shop Smarter Now

Stopping and reversing the adverse effects of climate change is a collective challenge we will have to face together. Still, there are many things we can do on an individual level to lessen our footprint as well as signal to companies what we want in a more sustainable future.

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1% For The Planet

Deep Dive

1% For The Planet

1% for the Planet's goal is quite simple: to bring people together in order to increase what they call “smart environmental giving”. With both business and just recently added personal memberships, 1% for the Planet invites both companies and consumers to commit their 1% annual revenue, or salary in the personal membership case, to environmental causes.

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B Corp Certification

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

B Corp Certification

B Corp certification aims to transform businesses into forces for good for people, communities and the planet.

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Better Cotton Initiative Certification (BCI)

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Better Cotton Initiative Certification (BCI)

Better Cotton Initiatives goal is to catalyze the mass market production of cotton produced more sustainably, by creating consumer demand.

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Certified Vegan Certification

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Certified Vegan Certification

The Certified Vegan certification informs vegan consumers all around the world that the products they're buying do not contain any animal products or byproducts and were not tested on animals.

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Climate Neutral Certified

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Climate Neutral Certified

As one of the most known eco-friendly consumer product labels, Climate Neutral's purpose is to get companies to offset and reduce their carbon emissions.

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EPA Safe Choice Certification

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

EPA Safe Choice Certification

EPA Safe Choice is meant to help sustainable consumers, businesses and purchasers find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safe for human health and the environment.

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FSC Certified

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

FSC Certified

The Forest Stewardship Council purpose is to regulate the forest management practices globally that affect the rate of deforestation.

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Fair Trade USA

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade's mission is to develop a sustainable business model that will allow farmers to keep their kids in school while staying on the land and continue to harvest utilizing sustainable and responsible practices.

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Global Organic Textile Standard Certification (GOTS)

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Global Organic Textile Standard Certification (GOTS)

GOTS mission is to certify organic fibers across all steps of the process from picking, spinning, weaving, knitting, wet-processing, manufacturing and trading.

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Green Seal Certified

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Green Seal Certified

Green Seal Certifies works towards setting a standard for environmentally-friendly products and services with the purpose of helping consumers decide towards consuming goods that would help transform the economy into a greener, healthier world.

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LEED Rating System

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

LEED Rating System

LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, and it is designed to help build better, cheaper, safer, healthier, more highly-efficient and more energy-saving buildings.

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LWG Working Group

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

LWG Working Group

The Leather Working Group has made its way into becoming the world's most prestigious environmentally friendly leather certification.

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Leaping Bunny

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Leaping Bunny

Leaping Bunny leads the most rigorous and internationally recognized cruelty-free program in the world.

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PETA Certified

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

PETA Certified

PETA Certified is one of the oldest organizations certifying cruelty-free products.

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Rainforest Alliance

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance's mission is to create a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.

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SCS Carbon Neutral Certificate

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

SCS Carbon Neutral Certificate

SCS Carbon Neutral Certificate calculates and validates a companies' carbon footprint in order for them to be able to purchase the necessary Carbon Offsets to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, governments, and universities to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration.

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USDA Biobased Status

Sustainable Certification Deep Dive

USDA Biobased Status

USDA Biobased label regulates the presence of biological products in exchange for fossil fuel produced in our consumer products.

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Diversity and Compensation in Tech for the Conscious Employee

Deep Dive

Diversity and Compensation in Tech for the Conscious Employee

A quick breakdown of how the giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook stack up in employee related scores.

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ESG Dictionary for the Conscious Consumer

Deep Dive

ESG Dictionary for the Conscious Consumer

Environmental, Social and Governance explained by all of the new sustainability and potentially greenwashing vocabulary that surrounds it.

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How Sustainable is Method Home?

Brand Profile

How Sustainable is Method Home?

All you need to know about how Method Home lines up with your sustainability values.

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Lobbying 101

Ethically Guides

Lobbying 101

Everything you need to know about how lobbying may affect what laws are instituted, climate and otherwise.

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Recycling 101 for the Conscious Consumer

Ethically Guides

Recycling 101 for the Conscious Consumer

Everything the sustainable consumer need to know about recycling

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How Sustainable is SC Johnson?

Brand Profile

How Sustainable is SC Johnson?

A quick take for the sustainable shopper on how SC Johnson measures up across their sustainability values.

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The Essentials of E-waste

What the sustainable shopper should know about E-waste

The Essentials of E-waste

Everything you need to know about E-waste and what you can do to prevent it from ending up in the landfills.

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The Top 10 Hotel Chains for Health and Safety for the Conscious Consumer

Tips & Tricks

The Top 10 Hotel Chains for Health and Safety for the Conscious Consumer

Travel post-Covid looks a little different. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the most popular hotel chains and how their health and safety stacks up.

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