Top 5 Green Companies to Put Your Dollars Behind
five of the best companies to support and explained a bit of why each of them are deserving. The companies in the top five of Dr. Ellis Jones' (the author) list are probably a bit more familiar and most people shifting to a more sustainable lifestyle have probably already scooped up a few of their products.
- Seventh Generation - Household products have never been greener than with Seventh Generation. The company has an extensive recycled, non-toxic and biodegradable product line that includes paper towels, all-purpose cleaners and chlorine-free diapers. It would take too long to get into everything the company stands for; they do a good job of detailing it on their website.
- Patagonia - Sustainably made clothing that can be returned to the company for recycling at the end of its life, what's not to like about that. Patagonia is known as a sports apparel company but offers so much more. From supporting organizations like 1% for the Planet, grass roots groups and environmental activists, to using renewable energy and striving for LEED certification, Patagonia has almost all its bases covered.
- American Apparel - American made, sweat shop free and now incorporating organics. Employees are paid almost double the going minimum wage and receive subsidized meals, health insurance and free English lessons.
- Eden Foods - USDA certified organic food is Eden's specialty. They now support over 40,000 acres of organic farm land.
- Tom's of Maine - Soaps, deodorants and toothpaste have been made naturally by Tom's of Maine since the 1970s. The company now manufactures about 90 different products.