Author: Duncan Clark & Richard Unterberger
Publisher: Rough Guides, United States 92007)
Sweatshops, fair trade, climate change, ethical investment, organic food shopping can sometimes feel like a moral minefield. Which companies and products should we support or avoid? And which claims of social responsibility can we trust? The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience cuts through the greenwash to answer these questions and many other questions.
The Isues - Do boycotts work? Is buying local better? How can we reduce our impact on global warming?
The Products - From coffee to cars, fish to furniture,pensions to plane tickets - the problems and ethical options.
The Companies - Where to shop and what to look for in food, clothes, banks, travel agencies and much more.
Packed full of information and with tips on how to do your own research, The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience is the essential handbook for responsible consumers.
This Rough Guide is a "climate neutral" book. Carbon offsetting organisation Carbonfund.org calculated the amount of CO2 emitted in the book's production, covering everything from paper manufacture to the computers used by the author and editor. The publishers then contributed money to programs designed to reduce the future emissions by the same amount.