Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Good Guide!

Developed in Berkeley, located in San Francisco, here is another example of the cutting edge work that comes out of the Bay Area, another example of the creativity and forward thinking of this part of the world. If you haven't used the Good Guide, you are missing out on a fabulous resource. This is a guide to products that we use everyday. It assesses how these products are made, the materials used how they affect health and the environment. They are given a score and ranked. You can use different filters for example on how you do your searches so if you are only interested in the environmental impact of a product then you use that filter to rank the product. You can sign up for their email updates and every so often you will get a blurb like I did this morning. My email was about toothpastes, harmful chemicals that many of them contain, and which toothpaste companies test on animals, etc. Try this site out: www.goodguide.com. You'll be glad you did.

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