One of the most important ways you can impact change in the world is to “Vote With Your Dollar.” Below we link to some Shopping and Buying Guides that can help you make more informed decisions that support companies who are committed to the Quadruple Bottom Line = People + Planet + Profit + Purpose!

B Corporation

“Provides a framework and certification for companies wishing to benefit society as well as their shareholders.”

Certified Vegan

“Vegan Action works to eliminate animal suffering, reduce environmental impacts, and improve human health through the vegan diet.”

Choose Cruelty Free

“An independent, non-profit organisation based in Australia, which produces the Choose Cruelty Free List (CCF List) and actively campaigns for an end to animal testing of cosmetics, toiletries and other household products.”

Fair Trade Federation

“The Fair Trade Federation is a membership organization of businesses who practice 360° fair trade. These are companies that have made a full commitment to fair trading practices – each and every business decision is made with the well-being of artisans and farmers in mind. This commitment runs deep, and represents a high bar of fair trade.”

Fair Trade International

“BUY FAIR PDF – A Guide to the public purchasing of Fair Trade products”

Fair Trade USA

“The Fair Trade Certified label helps you make choices, with the confidence that your product is socially and environmentally sustainable. While best known for coffee, Fair Trade Certified has grown to encompass many products, from tea to chocolate to body care to wine. Choose Fair Trade products to vote with your dollars and make Every Purchase Matter.”

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

“Whether you’re doing your weekly grocery shop or buying a present for a loved one, by buying FSC-certified products you are telling companies to choose responsible forest management and help take care of forests.”

Green America

“Our programs empower you to make changes in your personal life and join together with others in economic action for a better world–including: Take Back Our Food, GMO Inside, End Smartphone Sweatshops, Fair Trade, Sweatshops, Breaking Up With Your Mega-Bank, Take Charge of Your Card, Social Investing, Clean Energy Victory Bonds, Climate and Energy, Amazon: Build a Cleaner Cloud, Better Paper Project, and Living Green.”

Green Restaurant Association

“Find Green Certified Restaurants.”

Leaping Bunny

“Connecting compassionate consumers with cruelty-free companies.”

 

 

National Geographic Buying Guides

“Avoid greenwashing, understand the environmental impacts of products, and learn what to look for in sustainable appliances, electronics, gardening supplies, food, and more.”

One Green Planet

“A Guide to Buying Sustainable, Fair-Trade and Cruelty-Free Clothing”

PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies

“Search for Cruelty-Free cosmetics, personal-care products, and more.”

World Fair Trade Organization

“We hope that sharing these resources will encourage more academic debates and further investigations on Fair Trade and relevant issues that could potentially result in information beneficial for WFTO, and the Fair Trade movement in general, to help us tackle current challenges and bring Fair Trade as a global solution, now and in the future.”