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Better World Shopping Guide #6

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

By Ellis Jones

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Format: Paperback, 208 pages, Sixth Edition Edition
Published In: United States, 07 November 2017
Previous editions sold over 140000This book is the ONLY comprehensive guide to socially and environmentally responsible shopping The Better World Shopping Guide is the most comprehensive guide available for socially and environmentally responsible consumers.Small enough to fit in your back pocketThis shopping guide brings the possibility of social change back into the hands of consumers by bringing consciousness to this largely unconscious process.Synthesizing over 25 years of research, this perennial bestseller rates every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys" based on social and environmental perfomance- turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world.The book is intuitively organized into the same product categories the reader will see in his/her local supermarket, and also includes a handful of the most common product and service categories purchased outside the supermarket (computers, phone service, cars, etc.)Gives readers a quick summary of the essential information they need to know about any particular product category as well as a few buying tips and the most relevant online resources available.

Table of Contents

6th Edition Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2The Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3The Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4The Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5The Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6The Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7The Rankings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . 10Best Company Profile (Banks) . . . . . . 12Worst Company Profile (Banks) . . . . . 13The 20 Best List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14The 20 Worst List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15The 10 Small But Beautiful List . . . . . 16The Top 10 Things To Change. . . . . . 17The 10 Biggest Success Stories . . . . . 18The 10 Biggest Disappointments . . . 19The Top 10 Bailout List . . . . . . . . . . . 20The Top 10 Lobbyist List. . . . . . . . . . 21What Do The Grades Mean?. . . . . . . . 22What Is All This Extra Stuff? . . . . . . . 23What If I Can't Find A Company? . . . . 24How To Use This Shopping Guide . . . 251. Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262. Appliances & Hardware . . . . . . . 283. Baby Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304. Baked Goods & Baking Supplies . 325. Banks & Credit Cards . . . . . . . . . 346. Beer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367. Body Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388. Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409. Breakfast Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4210. Butter & Margarine . . . . . . . . . . . 4411. Candy, Gum & Mints . . . . . . . . . . 4612. Canned Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4813. Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5014. Cereal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5215. Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5416. Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5617. Cleaning Products. . . . . . . . . . . . 5818. Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6019. Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6220. Computers & Accessories . . . . . . 6421. Condiments & Dressings . . . . . . 6622. Cookies & Crackers. . . . . . . . . . . 6823. Cosmetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7024. Dairy Alternatives. . . . . . . . . . . . 7225. Dairy Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7426. Dental Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7627. Eggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7828. Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8029. Energy Bars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8230. Energy Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8431. Fast Food & Restaurants . . . . . . . 86iv32. Feminine Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8833. Frozen Dinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9034. Fruit & Vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . 9235. Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9436. Hair Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9637. Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9838. Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts . . 10039. Insurance Companies . . . . . . . . 10240. Juice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10441. Laundry Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . 10642. Meat Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . 10843. Meat Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11044. Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11245. Milk & Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . 11446. Mobile Phones & Service . . . . . . 11647. Office & School Supplies. . . . . . 11848. Oil, Vinegar, Olives & Pickles . . 12049. Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12250. Outdoor Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12451. Paper & Paper Products. . . . . . .

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Features planned for Green America Quarterly, Mother Earth News Excerpts offered to Green America Quarterly, socially responsible shopping websitesE-mail promotion to ethical consumer organizations: New American Dream, Green America, Pachamama AlliancePromotion on author's website: http://www.betterworldshopper.com/Galley available on EdelweissSimultaneous ebook release and promotion Promotion on New Society Publishers social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, our blog, Pinterest and Instagram

About the Author

Ellis Jones, Ph.D. is the award-winning author of five previous bestselling editions of The Better World Shopping Guide, and co-author of The Better World Handbook. A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship, and ethical consumerism, he gives presentations throughout the US and Canada empowering people to make a difference. Ellis is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA, where he focuses his energies on bridging the gap between academics, activists, and the average citizen. www.betterworldshopper.org

EAN: 9780865718623
ISBN: 0865718628
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Dimensions: 15.3 x 10.2 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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