Green companies you'll feel good supporting

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Green companies you'll feel good supporting
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 10:45am

I would love to hear your feedback on this list of companies! Some I completely argree with - Patagonia, Seventh Generation - but others I just can't see, like IKEA and P&G. What do you think? If a company uses green energy and recycled packaging, does that make them green?

Go Green: 15 Companies You Can Feel Good About Supporting

What’s the definition of a green company? Depends on who you ask. Some people think it’s a company that focuses on reducing its energy use and carbon footprint. Others might not consider a company green unless all its products are nontoxic and sustainably sourced. And still others believe brands must engage in fair trade practices in order to be considered green. To come up with our list of 16 companies you can feel good about supporting, we took a look at all these factors -- and more


http://www.ivillage.com/15-best-green-companies/7-b-435283

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:11am

I'm happily surprised to see Hasbro on there. To me, Ikea is - using sustainable forests, recyclable products, less packaging, free transportation to and from, less energy (light bulbs). :)

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:13am

I see Hasbro and Ikea are on the list and they are definitely two companies on my list of good ones to support.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:13am

I'm surprised Ikea made their list, too.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:22am

I haven't even heard of half these companies.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:36am
Unilever, Seventh Generation, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, Method, Starbucks, & P&G are all companies I support. Of those, I was really surprised to see Hasbro and P&G on that list. Like your blurb said, I guess what makes a company "green" depends on your definition of "green". Using green energy and recycled packaging is a step in the right direction I suppose.
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:54am

The one that I like the most is Abesmarket; I love that they seek out recycled

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:38pm
I don't think it necessarily makes them green companies, but they should be recognized for the progress they've made. It's incredibly important that industry leading companies make strides like these ones have (like P&G, Johnson & Johnson, etc.), because they have the most impact on our environment. They also tend to set industry practices, and hopefully other manufacturers will follow their lead.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 3:40pm
bits_n_pieces wrote:

The one that I like the most is Abesmarket; I love that they seek out recycled

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 3:44pm
bits_n_pieces wrote:

The one that I like the most is Abesmarket; I love that they seek out recycled

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 4:00pm
abby2011 wrote:
I don't think it necessarily makes them green companies, but they should be recognized for the progress they've made. It's incredibly important that industry leading companies make strides like these ones have (like P&G, Johnson & Johnson, etc.), because they have the most impact on our environment. They also tend to set industry practices, and hopefully other manufacturers will follow their lead.

I agree. Lessening their impact on the environment is definitely a step in the right direction. I just can't think of IKEA, who sells so much stuff that's meant to be used for awhile then tossed (or recycled), a company that is built on consumerism, as a green company, no matter how many CFLs they use.

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