Competition: write an ethical review online

The primary mission of the Green Stars Project is to encourage you, dear reader, to consider the ethical impact of your purchases. The best way to do this, and to have an impact on others at the same time, is to rate the product or business with a score for social and environmental impact. Reviews can be posted anywhere online, and I’m proposing a universal ethical rating scale of 1 to 5 Green Stars. The score can be stated anywhere in the text or title of the review.

Write an ethical product or business review

I’m running a competition to encourage you to do this. Two winners will receive a WWF gift (or a $55 donation to a charity of your choice, if you prefer).

On the left, heading text of "write a review" over images of 1 to 5 green stars. On the right, heading text of "Win a WWF gift / donation" over an image of assorted World Wildlife Fund gifts.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Write a Green Stars review of any product or company.
  2. Post it anywhere online. For example,
    • For a review of a product, post it on any retail site.
    • For local businesses, post it on a review site such as Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Google Maps.
    • You could also post it on your blog, YouTube channel, etc., if you have one.
    • On social media (e.g., the Facebook page of the company you’re reviewing).
  3. Let me know by posting a comment below or email me jmskrb at gmail.

If you need any help, I’m happy to assist!

I’ll announce winners around the end of February.

Ethical consumerism resources

Here are some resources to assist you on your quest:

Example reviews

How to write an ethical review of a restaurant

Posts from the category: Ethical Shopping Guide

Posts from the category: Anatomy of a Green Stars Review

Why we need user-generated ethical ratings

Ethical consumerism criteria

Good luck and thanks for considering the idea!

6 thoughts on “Competition: write an ethical review online

  1. Hey! Great idea. I’ve two reviews I’d like to write – one restaurant here in Vancouver – and one for a business. Should I write you an email to discuss a bit more? You’ve posted instructions about writing for the food, so I’ll look. Let me know.

    1. Hi Frances! Yes, please do send me an email (jmskrb at gmail) and if you like we can do a little research to supplement what you already know about the businesses 🙂

  2. I’ll be writing a review for Beyers chocolate company…. got a box of their craft gin truffles, made in South Africa. Hope to be ready in a few days. Bcos it’s nearly Valentine’s day and besides any time is the right time for chocolate! .

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