Monday, March 30, 2009

Good Guide

Money is short right?  No one has a lot to spend.  So when we do spend our precious dollars, we should use them for the best possible purchases.  Those are of course things we need, but also things that are good for us and our environment.  

Sometimes that is easy to do.  For instance, buying second hand goods and hand made goods are an easy way to go green.  But beyond that, it gets more difficult.  There is a lot of green washing going on.  So how is someone to know what is best for us and the environment?

I found it and it is brilliant.  The solution is the Good Guide.  It takes into account all of the steps that go into making a product, from where they are made and by whom, to how they are shipped and what they are made of.  From high fructose corn syrup to bath toys, they tell you what to look out for and what to buy instead. You can use the website to check your products and find great products and if you have an iphone, you can download an application to compare items right there while you are shopping or text from your cell phone to get true green product information.  

A brilliant idea for a brilliant future!


Amanda said...

Visiting from SITS. I'm so happy I found your blog, I'm starting to "go green" and you have a lot of info I could use!

Tammy Howard said...

What a neat blog you have! Thanks for visiting mine!

Pennywise Persuasion said...

what a useful guide!! thanks for sharing it!