Green Tips: Check this trusted sign before!

In the absence of universal sustainable standards, if a company says it is Good for the Earth. Your first question should be, “Who else says so?”

Increasingly, reliable ecoproducts are being backed up by an independent institution that has investigated the manufacturer’s claims. Here are some labels to look for:

Logos Enviro

Green Seal: Provides science-based environmental certification standards for hundreds of products and services.
The LEED Green Building Rating System: The nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
Energy Star: Certifies energy-saving products and practices.
VeriFlora: Provides sustainability standards for growers and handlers or fresh-cut flowers and potted plants.
Fair Trade Certified: A label attached to coffee, chocolate, cocoa, tea, fruit, rice, sugar and spices produced in developing countries.
USDA Organic: The USDA’s national organic standard

source: Your Big Green Purse @ http://www.ivillage.com

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~ by BaRT on April 9, 2008.

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