Ethical Consumerism, Part 10 – Green Stars rating criteria

Ethical consumerism Green Stars ratings for peanut butter cups, cheese puffs, and laundry detergent

Greetings! In the next post, I’ll run another competition to encourage you, dear readers, to write a Green Stars review, so please stay tuned for that. In the meantime, I want to take another look at the ethical consumerism criteria that can go into a Green Stars rating. Evaluating the ethics of a product or … Continue reading Ethical Consumerism, Part 10 – Green Stars rating criteria

Ethical Consumerism, Part 5: Why we need User-Generated Ratings.

5 gold stars on top of 5 green stars

I think it’s worth writing a post to explain why I took the direction of user-generated ratings with the Green Stars Project. There’s a pretty good chance that you take advantage of user-generated content on a regular basis. Perhaps you were just looking up the difference between herons and cranes on Wikipedia, and then went … Continue reading Ethical Consumerism, Part 5: Why we need User-Generated Ratings.

Daily Footprint, #23 – Lunch in Santa Barbara and Dunsmuir, CA

Or... More Ethical Reviews of Local Businesses (California by Train, Part 3). Since I’m charting the impact of our voyage through a typical day it seems like we’re definitely overdue for lunch by now (although we’ve been snacking so much that I’m not sure we deserve any). A previous post dealt with how to review … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #23 – Lunch in Santa Barbara and Dunsmuir, CA

Daily Footprint, #20 – Starbucks: how many green stars?

OK, so where are we on this odyssey through a typical day? Teeth brushed? Check! Dressed? Check! Breakfast? Check! Phone on? Check! Despite having had a peanut butter cup to give yourself a boost, you’ve started nodding off at your desk. It’s time to head out and get some fresh air and a caffeinated beverage. … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #20 – Starbucks: how many green stars?