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Organizations

Ekobai.com
http://www.ekobai.com
A global B2B market place for sustainably certified products and suppliers.


FSC Paper Database Europe
http://www.fsc-paper.org/
Looking for FSC-certified pulp, paper, packaging, tissue paper,or wallcovering in Europe. Use this database to find producers, distributors and services providers.

Green Products Alliance
http://www.greenproductsalliance.com
Consortium of manufacturers who make and sell natural personal care products. Member companies work together to lower raw material, marketing, advertising, and PR costs through cooperative projects and group buying. Membership is free. All products are subjected to a rigorous set of standards measuring the Alliance's definition of "natural."

Green Seal
http://www.greenseal.org
The "Consumer Reports" for the environment. Researches and recommends environmentally-preferable brands across a wide range of products.

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
http://www.sgppartnership.org
Due to a growing demand for sustainable printers, the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership was formed to establish a source of credible information related to sustainable business practices across all print platforms. Provides benchmarking tools applicable to the printing industry; provides verification of green and sustainable business practices based on a published list of criteria; and publically recognizes facilities that meet established criteria.

Sustainable Hospitals
http://www.sustainablehospitals.org
Helps health-care facility managers select products and establishing work practices that reduce occupational and environmental hazards, while maintaining quality patient care and containing costs. Find environmentally preferable dialysis equipment, laboratory chemicals and equipment, needles, sterilants and disinfectants, thermometers, and more.

US EPA Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing Program
http://www.epa.gov/epp/
Helps the federal government "buy green," and in doing so, uses the federal government's enormous buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services. Use this site to find information about green products and services; identify federal green buying requirements; calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices; Manage green purchasing processes.

World Fair Trade Organization
http://www.wfto.com/
Membership of the WFTO is limited to organizations that demonstrate a 100% Fair Trade commitment and apply its 10 Principles of Fair Trade. WFTO members who are monitored against these Principles are listed in the FT100 index of world-leading Fair Trade brands, businesses and organisations. Not just the pioneers of the movement but the innovators of the market.

Database(s)

Paper Calculator 3.1
http://calculator.environmentalpaper.org/home
This tool will help you quantify the benefits of better paper choices. The Paper Calculator shows the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle.

Responsible Shopper
http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/responsibleshopper/
Search hundreds of company profiles by name or by industry and quickly compare the corporate responsibility records of companies within industries. Produced by Green America.

 
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