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DH and I bought this book by Ellis Jones recently and it has helped us to change many of our purchasing habits. For example, DH is operations manager for a company that has a fleet of 6-8 cars & trucks and has directed all his employees not to get gas at specific stations. We are working to find substitutes for some of our favorites food/home products that are made by Altria-owned (Kraft) companies (and others.)<br><br>
I've looked online for a website equivalent and haven't found anything that's very easy to use. I'm interested in looking into other companies that I can't find in the book (like Unilever/Lever.) Anyone have any internet size suggestions?<br><br>
PS - If you haven't checked out the book, it's certainly worth the $10. We're thinking of giving them as stocking stuffers this Christmas. (I know it's a long ways away!)
 

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I'll have to check out this book. My dh and I were just talking last night about "educated consumerism" or whatever it's technically called. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<a href="http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/rs/profile.cfm?id=302" target="_blank">http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/...ile.cfm?id=302</a><br><br>
See if that is what you are looking for. (That is the link directly to Unilever's page.)
 

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<b>LearnintoLaugh</b> Thanks for the link. That's exactly what I was looking for. It's a good thing we recently switched from Snuggle to Seventh Generation softener. I'm slowly trying to switch all our home products to companies with better ecological and labor practices. It's unfortunate it's often difficult to find information. I'll spend more time looking at the website you linked and check out some other companies I've been questioning.
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Blue Pages</span> is a "Directory of Companies Rated by Their Polotics and Practices". It lists every possible store and company that one might shop at, over 4000 listings. Great reference book, though it seems no matter who these companies donate too they all have some human rights violations in their skeketon closets. I guess that isn't so surprising. Go to <a href="http://www.poliPointPress.org" target="_blank">www.poliPointPress.org</a> for more info or to purchace, just $10 bucks!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/homebirth.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="Homebirth">
 

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Thanks SamuraiMom. The Blue Pages look very similar to the Better World guide. It's also a 'pocket book' meant for quick reference. I'll check my HFS to see if I can thumb through it before purchasing. I already checked my library and they don't have it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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This is good information. I'm going to get the book. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 

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So your asshole of a husband has effectively helped destroy alot of business from several gas stations? Go to hell lady.
 
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