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Public Service Announcements"Greenpeace ranks 17 leading consumer electronics companies based on sustainability"
New York Times op-ed on climate change provides a number of positive actions, but says by far the most effective thing an individual can do is fulfill their transportation needs in a fuel-efficient vehicle. United States drivers have a disproportionate effect on global warming, due to the number of miles driven and poor average miles per gallon of its cars, but have a wide variety of new vehicle options that do much better.Google Transparency Report: check on safe browsing status of a website
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Network of investors working on public policy and education on such things as divesting from fossil fuels and reinvesting in more sustainable energy.
What's Green with Betsy "Simple Steps That Make a Difference" to help the environment
Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for help enforcing laws that protect consumers, monitoring financial markets, understanding mortgage disclosure laws, researching consumer behavior, etc.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: "Tracking the positive and negative impacts of over 5100 companies worldwide"
Featured products and servicesBe cautious about ceramic cookware, such as crockpots
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says 15% of ceramics tested have lead and/or cadmium contamination. "Emphasis should be placed on those items designed to hold liquid foods."
See also: npr.org reportTech companies Tesla, Blue Apron, and Amazon accused of working conditions that sacrifice worker well-being for profit
Tesla was accused of racism, "excessive mandatory overtime", and constant pressure to work faster. "In 2015, Blue Apron appeared to violate a litany of OSHA regulations, ranging from wiring to chemical storage", which it claims to have quickly rectified. Amazon warehouse employees say hours are long, breaks few, and fulfillment demands high.
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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.
Green America's National Green Pages: Special offers on green gifts
Animal-friendly products and companies: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals "Proggy" award recipients.
Games, dolls, puppets from Taraluna: Socially responsible toys, gifts for children
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