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More than Beans, A Quest for Great Tasting Sustainable Coffee

Attending a cupping (or coffee-tasting) puts coffee in a whole new light.

Honest Tea Ramps Up Commitment to Fair Trade

Honest Tea, committed to fair trade since 2003, recently issued its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report.

Why Nudie Jeans Is One Sustainable Denim Company

There is much to like about Nudie Jeans from a sustainability standpoint. The Swedish company, founded in 2001, uses organic, fairtrade cotton in…

GMO Contamination? USDA Suggests Sticking Small Farmers With the Bill

The USDA suggests farmers could safeguard themselves against GMO contamination by purchasing insurance, letting biotech companies off the hook.

Defining Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

U.S. consumers want sustainable food, and demand is growing quickly. According to the Organic Trade Association, the market for organics alone has gone…

Monsanto Outspending Top 10 Pro-Prop 37 Supporters 2 to 1

The fight over California’s Proposition 37 and GMOs heats up; opponents such as Monsanto wail that the sky would fall if the measure…

Video Interview: Bison Organic Beers’, Dan Del Grande

Dan urges consumers to vote with their dollars, as purchasing decisions can make a real impact on the sustainability of beer. “By choosing…

Not Sold in Stores: Why Organic Tampons Aren’t Reaching Conventional Retail Shelves

Organic cotton tampons have yet to make it onto the shelves of large, conventional stores in the U.S such as Target and Walmart.…

Fair Trade Takes Over the Whole Foods Produce Section

Last month Whole Foods introduced more fruits and vegetables certified by Oakland-based Fair Trade USA. Fair trade watermelon will be an ethical treat…

Clif Bar Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With LEED Platinum Headquarters

Clif Bar, the granddaddy of the modern day energy bar, has been sustainably celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The company’s latest accomplishment…

Why Fair Trade Means Protecting the Environment, Too

When people think of Fair Trade, they might think of fair prices for farmers, better labor standards, or maybe even safe working conditions…

10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…

Two Cool New Green Projects on IndieGogo

One great new project is an expansion of an organic cane juice business.

H&M, The Ethical Fast Fashion Leader?

H&M, the global fast fashion leader, has ramped up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, improving performance on labor and…

Dr. Bronner’s Audacious Activism Is Refreshingly Authentic

Dr. Bronner’s, like its founder, Emanuel Bronner, is a story of a company’s great highs and the lowest of lows.