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I happened to stumble across this video today and it definitely opened my eyes to the level of thought I have put into my clothing purchase decisions. I think it is fair to say that while getting dressed everyday, very few of us contemplate the source, materials, labor, and life-cycle of the clothing we have purchased and [...]

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an organization focused on safeguarding current and future fish stocks and marine ecosystems.  MSC sets out to achieve its goals primarily through collaboration with fisheries as well as through its certification system which serves as a way to recognize sustainable fisheries and aid consumers in their buying decisions.  While [...]

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Recent news stories have raised concerns about eco-labeling.  Tales of gas powered alarm clocks earning Energy Star Certification and weak or non-existent auditing processes for Certified Organic food products are just a couple of the reasons why consumer skepticism remains.  Greenwashing is not a new concern, but at a time when the demand for sustainable [...]

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