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U.S. Department of Labor's List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for help enforcing laws that protect consumers, monitoring financial markets, understanding mortgage disclosure laws, researching consumer behavior, etc.

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Good and Cheap food: a cookbook developed to meet nutritional needs for people on food stamps, but with great ideas for all budgets. Emphasizes fruits and vegetables, innovative variations, and frugality that allows for a bit of luxury along with a lot of fun and great eating. The entire book is free online. To enlarge text, hold down the ctrl key while pressing the plus key.

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Animal-friendly products and companies: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals "Proggy" award recipients.

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An enormous amount of information, frequently updated, is provided by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

Responsible Shopper allows you to compare many individual companies, as well as industries, on the bases of social insight and environmental insight. Responsible Shopper also notes things companies have been criticised and praised for, such as environmental practices, sweatshop labor, community and labor relations, diversity in the workforce, and charitable contributions. Responsible Shopper maintained by Co-op America.

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment has a wealth of information, including a chart with tabs for financial performance, screening and advocacy, proxy voting, and account minimums.

The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) works to stop child labor, address sexual harassment and other issues of concern to women in the workplace, eliminate sweatshops and sweatshop conditions in fields, and protect unions and organizing efforts of workers.

Brazil & Water Justice

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Kenya and Water Justice

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