Co-op America – Responsible Shopper - http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/rs
The primary goal of Responsible Shopper is to alert consumers and investors to problems with companies that they may either shop or invest in. This is intended to encourage individuals to demand greater corporate responsibility. The site encourages people to consider purchasing and investing in only the most responsible companies.
Co-op America's Guide to Ending Sweatshops and Promoting Fair Trade - http://www.sweatshops.org
This site helps you learn more about how to avoid purchasing products from
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - http://epa.gov/oppt/epp
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing is a federal-wide program that encourages and assists Executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services.
Fair Trade Puget Sound - http://fairtradepugetsound.org/index.html
Fair Trade Puget Sound is a coalition of community groups, businesses, faith communities, students, and individuals who have come together to spearhead an effort to educate local consumers about fair trade coffee. They aim to measurably increase the availability and consumption of Fair Trade Certified coffee within Seattle and throughout the greater Puget Sound area.
Good Stuff? A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Things We Buy - http://www.worldwatch.org/taxonomy/term/44
Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from, if antibacterial soap is good for your family, or how to recycle an old computer? If you have questions about the environment or about the social impacts of the products you buy and use, this site is for you. It contains tips, facts and links you'll need to start making more informed purchases that benefit your health and the environment.
Green Seal - http://www.greenseal.org
Green Seal is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
King County Environmental Purchasing Program - http://www.metrokc.gov/procure/green/program.htm
The King County Environmental Purchasing Program provides county personnel with information and technical assistance to help them identify, evaluate and purchase economical and effective environmentally preferable products and services.
KIRO TV’s Green Living Shopping Tips - http://www.kirotv.com/greenliving/9772590/detail.html
Find tips on how to save both money and the environment. Suggestions include buying products in the largest size you can use, avoiding excess packaging and buying reusable and long-lasting items.
Low Impact Living - http://www.lowimpactliving.com
This site helps you lessen your environmental impact by helping you find the best green products, practices and service providers to help you achieve your environmental goals. The site also helps you understand the environmental benefits and economic trade-offs of your choices and allows you to calculate your environmental impact
Northwest Shade Coffee Campaign - http://shadecoffee.org
Seattle Audubon Society's Northwest Shade Coffee Campaign recognizes the important role of coffee in preserving healthy habitat for migratory birds in Latin American and the Caribbean. The site features a list of locations where shade-grown coffee may be purchased.