The Better World Shopping Guide

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Social Justice and Sustainable Living are joining forces to sell you a book. What book? A nifty little handbook that will fit in your pocketbook and allow you to evaluate the sustainability impact of every dollar you spend. It’s called The Better World Shopping Guide by Dr. Rufus Jones of Holy Cross in Worcester.

It ranks a range of categories from Airlines to Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts to Wine with grades from A+ to F using such criteria as Human Rights, The Environment, Animal Protection, Community Involvement, and Social Justice. The book also lists many of the sources for its ratings, a regular Who’s Who of concerned entities including Green America: Green Business Certification, Council on Economic Priorities, and Human Rights Campaign: Equality Index.

A “Green Hero,” Seventh Generation, is ranked as the #1 best company on the planet; Em­powers consumers w/packaging; Winner, Sustain-ability Report Award; and the Socially Responsible Business Award.

We’ll be taking orders for the book on Sundays in December. They cost $10.00 apiece. Look for us in the entry after each service in Decem­ber. Get one for yourself and some as Christmas gifts.