As I begin, yes, I know, I KNOW, I have gotten off to a late start — but, as I shop this year I am attempting to consider a companies environmental attitude.  A lot of major companies are investing in environmentalism.  I would like to reward their efforts and show my support by making purchases from companies with compassion. I am trying to invest in those that I agree with and divest in the ones that I don’t.  I am trying to use my (rather small, I must admit) buying power. 

How I shop can make a difference. How you shop can make a difference. Together we can help save the world…literally.


More reading:  Climate Counts

In the case you are interested, here is a ranking of companies according to Climate Counts:

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Ranking Sector Alphabetical
1. Canon – sector: Electronics | score: 77
2. Nike – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 73
3. Unilever – sector: Food Products | score: 71
4. IBM – sector: Electronics | score: 70
5. Toshiba – sector: Electronics | score: 66
6. Stonyfield Farm – sector: Food Products | score: 63
7. General Electric* – sector: Media | score: 61
8. Motorola – sector: Electronics | score: 60
9. Hewlett-Packard – sector: Electronics | score: 59
10. Coca-Cola Company – sector: Food Products | score: 57
11. News Corporation – sector: Media | score: 57
12. Procter & Gamble – sector: Household Products | score: 53
13. Sony – sector: Electronics | score: 51
14. Group Danone – sector: Food Products | score: 50
15. SAB Miller – sector: Beverages-Beer | score: 48
16. Starbucks – sector: Food Services | score: 46
17. L’Oreal – sector: Household Products | score: 45
18. Kraft Foods – sector: Food Products | score: 43
19. Nestlé – sector: Food Products | score: 42
20. Dell – sector: Electronics | score: 41
21. Kimberly-Clark – sector: Household Products | score: 41
22. Colgate-Palmolive – sector: Household Products | score: 40
23. Gap Inc. – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 39
24. General Mills – sector: Food Products | score: 37
25. Hitachi – sector: Electronics | score: 36
26. Yahoo! – sector: Internet/Software | score: 36
27. Siemens* – sector: Electronics | score: 34
28. Samsung – sector: Electronics | score: 33
29. Microsoft – sector: Internet/Software | score: 31
30. Anheuser-Busch – sector: Beverages-Beer | score: 29
31. Nokia – sector: Electronics | score: 29
32. PepsiCo – sector: Food Products | score: 26
33. Disney – sector: Media | score: 24
34. Kellogg – sector: Food Products | score: 24
35. McDonald’s – sector: Food Services | score: 22
36. Molson Coors Brewing – sector: Beverages-Beer | score: 20
37. Google – sector: Internet/Software | score: 17
38. Liz Claiborne – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 15
39. Avon – sector: Household Products | score: 11
40. Time Warner – sector: Media | score: 10
41. ConAgra Foods – sector: Food Products | score: 6
42. Limited Brands – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 5
43. Viacom – sector: Media | score: 3
44. Apple – sector: Electronics | score: 2
45. eBay – sector: Internet/Software | score: 2
46. Sara Lee – sector: Food Products | score: 2
47. VF Corporation – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 2
48. Clorox – sector: Household Products | score: 1
49. Levi Strauss – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 1
50. Yum! Brands – sector: Food Services | score: 1
51. Amazon.com – sector: Internet/Software | score: 0
52. Burger King – sector: Food Services | score: 0
53. CBS – sector: Media | score: 0
54. Darden Restaurants – sector: Food Services | score: 0
55. Jones Apparel Group – sector: Apparel/Accessories | score: 0
56. Wendy’s International – sector: Food Services | score: 0