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The GreenLife List goes Alpha!

2008 June 17

That’s right! I have decided to publicize The GreenLife List on a small basis in order to gain critical user feedback.

I hope you’ll visit The GreenLife List, register an account, add some products and generally test-drive the site. I also hope you’ll follow up that visit by dropping us a note on the contact page, or passing along your results here as a comment.

The site provides us (consumers) with a quick and easy way to evaluate products and the companies producing them.

Evaluate, how?

– Human Rights

  • Paying living wages is a requirement for survival, not an area to cut costs.

– Sustainability

  • Beyond planting trees, every resource needs to be evaluated for sustainable use in the long term.

– Philanthropy

  • What better use of profits than benefiting the community that provides your workers and wealth?

I feel, as many others do, that the cost of creating sustainable products are inherent in business, and we don’t want to hear excuses. Companies can and should produce under stricter guidelines, but we (the consumers) must be the one to impose and enforce those guidelines. There is no greater power than citizen action.

So by purchasing products that comply, and avoiding those that don’t, we can send a very clear method.

Low profits are better than NO profits, and non-sustainable products will not bring profit from us or any responsible consumer. We want responsible corporations to realize these costs as inherent parts of business in today’s economy.

So I’ll get off my soapbox now and leave it to you, but I leave you with this..

“The world is run by those who show up”

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