This site is the main home and information source for the Green Stars Project. The goal of the project is to encourage you, the reader, to consider the social and environmental impact of the products and services you use by rating them on a scale of 1 to 5 green stars. The reviews should be … Continue reading Guide to this site
Happy Earth Day! As you’ve probably gathered, the Daily Footprint is about evaluating the social and environmental impact of the stuff we use every day. But what if we’re dealing with a special day that requires some kind of celebration? We’ve already had New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, among others, and probably … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #14 – Celebration Day
Five Factors to Consider when Buying Bread. 1. Ingredients. 2. Packaging 3. Energy Use 4. Leftovers 5. Employees
Here, I’m going to take a look at just a couple of aspects of wheat production that suggest that it’s best to choose organic bread.
When my old iPod earbuds finally expired and went to the big Apple in the sky, I decided to search for a replacement that had a relatively positive social and/or environmental impact.
Based on everything above, I’m least likely to go with AT&T and it looks like T-Mobile is a decent option in the US.
A reasonable place to start is to look at existing ethical consumerism guides and see how different phones rank. The figure below compares phone rankings
Overall, my opinion is that the Fair Trade movement, although not perfect (what movement is?), has performed and still does perform a very important role in stabilizing prices, and supporting small coffee farmers.