Better World Shopping Guide

ISBN-10: 0865717249
ISBN-13: 9780865717244
Edition: 4th
Authors: Ellis Jones
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List price: $9.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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. Do you want to ensure your money is supporting companies who work to make the world a better place, or risk its going to corporations who make their decisions based solely on the bottom line?The Better World Shopping Guideis the only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers. 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 shopping list into a powerful tool to change the world. Drawing on decades of meticulous research, this completely revised and updated fourth edition will help you find out which companies actually "walk the talk" when it comes to:Environmental sustainabilityHuman rightsCommunity involvementAnimal protectionSocial justiceSmall enough to fit in a back pocket or handbag and organized in a user-friendly format,The Better World Shopping Guidewill help you change the world as you shop.Ellis Jones, PhD, is the award-winning, best-selling author ofThe Better World Shopping GuideandThe Better World Handbook. A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship, and ethical consumerism, Jones has dedicated himself to uncovering practical ways for people to make a difference in the world. He currently teaches in the Department of Sociology at Holy Cross College.

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.

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