Sorting through the greenwashing

Two new online guides may help you sort through the media’s overwhelming greenwashing epidemic:

GoodGuide is an academic research based site that will help consumers find information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of products. It was started by Dara O’Rourke, professor at UC Berkeley, who gathered a team of researchers, technologists and scientists to pull together a “for benefit” online company of comprehensive, credible, and useful information on products and companies worldwide.  You can search, browse by topic, hear news of recalls, create a custom shopping list, or see a list of top rated products.

Wikia Green asks users to sign up and be a part of creating a green wiki guide. Created by Jimmy Wales, who co-founded both Wikia and Wikipedia, the goal is to to offer more lifestyle tips, product options, and how-to’s.  There is a section called Wanted Articles if you are inspired to post something on a topic  (though I dont think it would count for tenure?)


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