Eco Labels, Certifications & Proof of Sustainability

Anyone can make “green” claims, but what do we have to back them up? On this board, we’ll focus on the standards and certifications that offer science-backed, trusted verifications with real sustainability credentials.
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Choosing #fairtrade helps protect the #environment and #humanrights.

Why Choose Fair Trade?

Fair Trade Infographic - why fair trade is important and I try to purchase fair trade whenever possible :)

“As it stands, this bill is a sham and a legislative embarrassment.” Carefully-worded loopholes in the bill make all provisions voluntary and exempt 85% of all #GMO #food already on the market. Even the #FDA acknowledges that the language is deeply flawed. Read more to find out how you can contact your senator regarding this upcoming vote. #organic #labeling #health

Advocates: Organic Food Companies Worked with Monsanto on Bogus GMO-Labeling Bill

Green Labels 101: What Labels Are Out There, and Which Ones Can We Trust?

Green Labels 101: Which Ones Can We Trust?

This week we rounded up six ways eco-labels can help consumers and businesses stay sustainable -- no matter what their interests are.

The Beer Institute, one of the leading trade associations representing the $250 billion #beer industry, announced a set of #nutritional #labeling guidelines that it says will “promote consumer choice and #transparency.”

Beer Industry Finally Agrees to Nutrition Labeling

Shop Your Values: What Does ‘Sustainable’ Really Mean?

Shop Your Values: What Does 'Sustainable' Really Mean?

Validating sustainability claims is important in today's marketplace, and not always as easy as it seems.

Transparency and Certification: The Yin and Yang of Sustainability

Transparency and Certification: The Yin and Yang of Sustainability

Manufacturers of greener products are debating whether customers want them to “label the greener products” or “share the eco-data.

Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Gets Certified

Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Gets Certified

A zero-waste-to-landfill validation offers US manufacturers a way to demonstrate social and environmental responsibility, as well as boost the bottom line.

Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America’s controversial GMO labeling legislation.

Dr. Bronner’s Says Bye-Bye To Organic Trade Association

Dr Bronner's Peppermint pure castile bar soap is made with double olive oil so it won't dry your skin.

Is LEED Becoming the New Normal?

Is LEED Becoming the New Normal?

The USGBC's signature LEED green building program is becoming the "new normal" for the building industry, creating new ways for companies to stand out.

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Eco-Labels: Science-Backed Tips for Consumers

Navigating the 'Wild West' of Eco-Labels: Tips for Consumers

Can consumers trust that the claims eco-labels make are true?

After two years of litigation, Seventh Generation agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement over allegations that it deceptively marketed, labeled, and promoted its cleaning and personal car products as “natural.”

Seventh Generation Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over 'Natural' Claims

Seventh Generation Baby Free & Clear Diapers Stage lbs - 160 ea: Please Note: Product received…

How exactly can your #fairtrade purchase help protect #humanrights for #women across the globe?

Why Fair Trade Matters to Working Women Everywhere

How exactly can your purchase help protect for across the globe?

Smartphones Are Everywhere … But Where Are the Standards?

Smartphones Are Everywhere ... But Where Are the Standards?

Eco labels, certifications and standards such as UL Environment's UL 110 are integral to assuring human and environmental health and safety.

Validating the Value of #ZeroWaste

Validating the Value of Zero Waste

Baltimore multi-stream recycling facility: bottles, boxes & cans

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