CO-OP VOTED MOST ETHICAL COMPANY IN PAST 25 YEARS BY ETHICAL CONSUMER READERS

Green (Living) Review

The Co-operative Group has been voted the UK''s most ethical company over the past 25 years by readers of Ethical Consumer magazine in spite of the problems that have recently beset the company. The Co-op topped the poll in a readers'' survey to mark the 25th birthday of Ethical Consumer magazine. Ethical Consumer co-director Tim Hunt said: "Over the past 25 years the Co-op has been at the forefront of the ethical consumer movement.

DON'T TAKE A TAX AVOIDER ON HOLIDAY

Green (Living) Review

As the country prepares to wind down for its summer break Ethical Consumer today calls on holidaymakers to demonstrate their opposition to tax avoidance by not buying their holiday books from tax avoiding bookshops. Many of the UK''s leading bookshops both on the High Street and online have been identified by Ethical Consumer as being implicated in tax avoidance most notably Amazon. Boycott Amazon books E-readers Ethical Consumer

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Buying books without supporting Amazon

Green (Living) Review

How to buy books & E-Readers without supporting Amazon As anger grows over the recent revelations of Amazon''s tax dodge Ethical Consumer''s latest product guide provides shoppers with everything they need to know about buying books and e-readers without giving Amazon a penny. Ethical Consumer editor Rob Harrison said: “Many people are rightly angry about the scale of Amazon''s latest tax dodge.

DITCH THE BIG SIX ENERGY COMPANIES & SIGN UP FOR A GREENER ENERGY PROVIDER

Green (Living) Review

Ethical Consumer magazine on July 4, 2013 published its latest product guide to green energy and urges consumers who are concerned about climate change to ditch the big six energy companies and switch to a greener energy provider. Ethical Consumer co-editor Katy Brown said: “Consumers can have a direct positive impact on their own carbon footprint by switching to a green energy tariff.

MPs SUPPORT CALL FOR SHOPPERS TO BOYCOTT AMAZON THIS CHRISTMAS

Green (Living) Review

A group of MPs has on Saturday, November 30, 2013 been backing Ethical Consumer''s call for shoppers to boycott Amazon this Christmas because of the internet giant''s aggressive tax avoidance policies. Ethical Consumer''s Tim Hunt said: “This Christmas shoppers may benefit from Amazon''s cheap shopping but these bargains come at the cost of reduced public services. Our aim is to mobilise consumer power to make Amazon pay a fair rate of tax.”

How green is your laptop?

Green (Living) Review

The world's most sophisticated ethical ranking site publishes new laptops buyers' guide Ethical Consumer magazine has published the world's most comprehensive green and ethical buyers' guide to laptops and netbooks. The buyers' guide ranks 26 leading IT brands across 23 ethical and environmental categories and presents them in a simple ranking format. Consumers need to let IT companies know that they must do better.

CHOCOLATE LOVERS URGED TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD’S RAINFORESTS THIS EASTER

Green (Living) Review

The campaign is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer and has surveyed over 70 of the UK's top chocolate brands on their use of palm oil or its derivatives. Simon Counsell, Executive Director of The Rainforest Foundation UK said: “We’ve launched a guide to foods containing palm oil with Ethical Consumer to raise awareness of the impacts associated with the production of this common ingredient.

8 Ways to Green Up your Wardrobe

Hug a Tree with Me

8 Ways to Green Up your Wardrobe: 1: Shop ethically: Ethical shopping means that you are purchasing wears that cause minimal upset to the environment, animals and workers. Ethical Consumer has compiled helpful buyers guides of clothing companies to avoid and support and EcoMall has created a list of sustainable companies. 4: Support ethical handmade : Etsy is the probably the best place to snag adorable handmade clothing made from ethical fabrics.

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This is Neither a Blog Nor a Joke.

Elephant Journal

“RSA Animate – First as Tragedy, Then as Farce” utilizes Slavoj Zizek’s scathing rebuke of charity, displaying that consumer capitalism now encompasses its opposite within itself in an attempt to be mildly ethical; consumers can “buy their redemption from being a consumer” in the same [.]. I watched a video on YouTube that was mindblowingly provocative.

CHOOSING ETHICALLY SOURCED CHRISTMAS PUD & MINCE PIES CAN HELP REDUCE THREATS TO RAINFORESTS, SAYS NEW SURVEY

Green (Living) Review

In the survey carried out by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer magazine some of the UK''s biggest Christmas party food companies were surveyed on their use of palm oil or its derivatives. Leonie Nimmo, researcher at Ethical Consumer said: “ Our latest research shows that some companies have put their commitments to sustainable palm oil into practice and made significant changes in their supply chains.”

PENGUINS ARE HELPING OUT GORILLAS

Green (Living) Review

In the survey carried out by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer magazine over 50 of the UK''s biggest biscuit manufacturers were surveyed on their use of palm oil or its derivatives. consumer guide to palm oil content in products, which already includes chocolate and bread products. Consumers now have a choice in buying biscuits which are reducing the risks to both people and wildlife.” “We

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Your Laptop? How does it do in the Green Stakes?

Celsias

Ethical Consumer magazine today publishes the world's most comprehensive green and ethical buyers' guide to laptops and netbooks. The buyers' guide ranks 26 leading IT brands across 23 ethical and environmental categories and presents them in a simple ranking format. The result is that for the first time consumers can easily identify and support those companies whose green credentials they agree with and avoid the companies that are falling behind on the green agenda.

Could co-operatives replace private business to create a stronger economy?

Green (Living) Review

It’s an intriguing idea, and one that Ethical Consumer magazine explored through an essay prize, conference, online discussion, and book published with New Internationalist called People Over Capital, which gives 16 different viewpoints on this practical question. The Greene Hill Food Co-op, New York Photo © The Nabe Contrary to some perceptions, co-operative businesses are flourishing more than ever in the UK.

Ethical product sales grow 12% in spite of 'recessionary pressures'

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sales of ethical products grew by more than 12% in 2012 thus pushing the value of the ethical market to more than £54bn, according to recently released report. The findings have been published in the latest Ethical Consumer Market Report, which analyzes sales data across a number of consumer sectors including food, travel and finance. Seeing less activity was ethical personal products sales, which rose by just 3% to £1.8bn.

GAP to go Solar Powered

Eco Friendly Daily

These are hardly groundbreaking initiatives and unlikely to make Gap any more popular with ethical consumers, but it is a step in the right direction perhaps, and evidence that those naked protesters, who would ‘rather wear nothing than wear Gap’ may have helped Gap to face up to their responsibilities as a manufacturer.

UK AWARE ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITION DATES

Green (Living) Review

UK AWARE, THE LARGEST GREEN AND ETHICAL CONSUMER LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITION DATES TO COINCIDE WITH CLIMATE WEEK KENSINGTON OLYMPIA 2, FIRST FLOOR, LONDON UK AWARE will be aligning Britain’s largest sustainable lifestyle exhibition with Climate Week.

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Galaxy announces that it is to go green

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) At the approach to Easter with the Western world going mad for chocolate, confectionery giant Mars has announced it is working with the Rainforest Alliance to secure ethically-sourced cocoa for its chocolate production on an unprecedented scale. Let the customer beware that not all supposedly ethical certification systems are the same.

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Real Bread lovers say ‘not in my loaf!’

Green (Living) Review

The Real Bread Campaign, GM Freeze and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union delivered an anti-GM wheat pledge from more than 350 bakers, millers, farmers and consumers from around the UK to Defra. Leonie Nimmo from Ethical Consumer commented; ‘Open air trials of GM wheat threaten to eliminate the right of consumers to choose non-GM wheat products. Supermarkets need to respect the wishes of their consumers and keep GM wheat out of their supply chains.’

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The digital TV switch causes 70% rise in e-waste

Green (Living) Review

Still many consumers are upgrading to new TV sets anyway; to sets that are digital TVs rather than TVs needing a box on the top. Simon Birch, who is investigating the environmental impact of the digital switchover for Ethical Consumer magazine, blames Digital UK for the crush of discarded TVs, saying it isn't doing a good enough job telling consumers that they don't have to toss their televisions.

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Stop the throw away insanity

Green (Living) Review

Be creative We, who are the children of the modern consumer society, seem to have lost many abilities to think the way that our ancestors did. Ensure that the toys are quality, the wood is ethically sourced and the goods equally ethically produced. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The avoidance of waste may sound boring but it is essential for the survival of our Planet and ours. We must reduce waste and as far as possible eliminate it all together.

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Why Vox’s Guide to ‘Ethical Meat’ is just an attempt to comfort liberals

Eccorazzi

A Vox article called “ 7 ways to save money while eating more ethically ” came across my desk this week, and I initially thought it was a parody. The partnerships of animal organizations and other wealthy corporations, like in the case of Global Animal Partnership, is about big business capitalizing on people’s desire to want to be ethical, while still encouraging people to buy meat. A byproduct of the egg industry, why is their treatment ignored in the quest for ethical eating?

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“We Are Not A PR Stunt” – Marine Protection Organisation On Corporate Sponsorship

Green Prophet

At EDA – we do investigate the company, we do investigate if it has an ethical background, their corporate social responsibility. Each company has its own objectives- they have to make money, they have to do their marketing and PR and some companies do have genuine ethical and CSR programmes. The jurors [of the panel] which decide where the money goes are all environmentalists, all of them, and I leave it to them to judge whether [Ford is] ethical or not as an organisation.

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We're all getting greener.

Eco_Living

The Co-operative Bank is reporting that ethical consumer spending in the UK has doubled to 5% of total expenditure since 2002. Food in particular is one sector where consumers are choosing fairtrade, organic and sustainably sourced products, breaking through the 5% 'glass ceiling' to hit 7%. This backs up the recent DEFRA survey on the general public's attitudes.