From the Back Cover
EVERY DOLLAR IS A VOTE. MAKE YOURS COUNT.
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According to the latest research, the average American family spends nearly $22,000 a year on goods and services that’s 22,000 votes for the world you want to live in.
Now in its fourth edition, The Better World Shopping Guide is the most comprehensive guide available for socially and environmentally responsible consumers. Drawing on over 25 years of research, this perennial bestseller rates every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys" turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world.
5000+ Hours Of Research
2000+ Companies Evaluated
70+ Product Categories
50+ Reliable Sources
5 Essential Issues
1 Report Card
Including more Top 10 lists, updated Green Heroes and Corporate Villains, a brand new FAQ, hundreds of additional company rankings and links to the latest online resources, The Better World Shopping Guide will help you find out which companies actually walk the talk” when it comes to:
Small enough to fit in a back pocket or handbag and organized in a user-friendly format, The Better World Shopping Guide will help you change the world as you shop!
Ellis Jones, Ph.D. is the award-winning author of The Better World Shopping Guide and the co-author of The Better World Handbook. He teaches sociology at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.
About the Author
Ellis Jones has been teaching students to make a difference in the world for the past 15 years. A scholar of social responsibility, social change and everyday activism, he founded and directs the Better World Network, giving presentations throughout the US. He currently teaches sociology at University of California, Davis.