The Better World Shopping Guide: Every Dollar Makes a Difference

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New Society Publishers, 2010 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Many companies claim to be "good corporate citizens." So how does a responsible shopper separate the truly green from the greenwashers? Now in its third edition, "The Better World Shopping Guide" is the only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers. This 100,000-copy bestseller rates every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys"--turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world.

Drawing on over twenty years of research, this completely revised and updated third edition includes even more sources of data, new product categories, a more accurate ranking system, additional business profiles, and links to the latest online resources. Whether you're in the market for appliances or zucchini, "The Better World Shopping Guide" grades companies and brands according to their performance in five key categories:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Human rights
  • Community involvement
  • Animal protection
  • Social justice

Small enough to fit in a back pocket or handbag and organized in a user-friendly format, "The Better World Shopping Guide" will help you change the world as you shop!

"Ellis Jones" is the best-selling, award-winning author of "The Better World Shopping Guide" and "The Better World Handbook." A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship, and everyday activism, Ellis founded and directs the Better World Network, empowering people to make a difference in the world. He currently teaches at University of California-Davis. Visit online at

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Ellis Jones, PhD is the award-winning, bestselling author of The Better World Shopping Guide and The Better World Handbook. A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship and everyday activism, Dr. Jones has dedicated himself to uncovering practical ways for people to make a difference in the world. He currently teaches in the department of sociology at Holy Cross College.

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