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partnership with The Nature Conservancy gives Delta travelers the option to donate toward TNC’s vigorous forest protection projects.

HASBRO Clorox’s Burt’s Bees brand follows ethical procedures. Invest in a nontoxic Avocado Green Mattress.

Shake any McCormick spice—dill weed is particularly perfect—and catch a whiff of everything nice: The kitchen cabinet mainstay is committed to sourcing its flavorful ingredients sustainably, recognizing small farmers (especially women), lowering its carbon footprint, and providing plastic packaging that, by 2025, can be reused, recycled or repurposed.

HIGH MOWING ORGANIC SEEDS Plant foods are only as green as the seeds they started from. A non-GMO project verified seed supplier, this Vermont-based company promises “100 percent certified organic seed, 100 percent of the time.” High Mowing’s helpful customer-service team is patient with novice growers, and shipping is free on all orders over $10 within the contiguous United States.

JUST WATER Plastic water bottles contribute to pollution no matter what form they take: Even repurposed into feel-good fleece fabric (for companies such as Patagonia), plastic bottles don’t stop harming the environment, releasing as many as 250,000 microscopic, non-biodegrad-

Honorable Mentions DROPPS

It’s estimated that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the deep than sea creatures. Laundry detergent pods are a scourge on the oceans—a sad but true fact that inspired the creation of


TARGET able, synthetic microfibers at each washing. Conscious consumers prefer to hydrate by twisting the sugarcane cap off a planet-friendly, paper-based bottle of Just Water, pure spring water that’s ethically sourced and packaged (available plain or infused with organic fruit).

LOWE’S Residential housing accounts for 20

Dropps’ plastic-free pods.

In the near future, Target stores will be as clean as they are convenient, operating energy-efficient and sustainable buildings powered by wind and the sun. A projected 500 of the chain’s locations will have solar-paneled rooftops by 2020. Meanwhile, clean wind energy generated by the Stephens Ranch project in Texas and Kansas’ Solomon Forks will, combined, offset approximately 13 percent of Target’s total energy usage.

Kellogg’s also employs a chief sustainability officer.



Founded in 1906 as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, the cereal superpower guarantees that “almost all” of its grains come from the USA. Offering health-conscious options (Kashi and Bear Naked) for breakfast and beyond (Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger),

The trusted source for supplements, essential oils and healthy foods both great-tasting and good for you (mango-chili cashew butter, anyone?) celebrated turning 50 last year. Browsing its website—especially “NOWledge,” the comprehensive online


database of helpful articles, accessible free of charge— becomes an enjoyable continuing-ed course in wellness empowerment.


This retail chain, outfitting farmers since 1938, carries all the necessities for country life. For customers’ convenience, used oil and vehicle batteries can be recycled in-store.

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Toys account for a sizable portion of the plastics polluting the world’s oceans, so the company behind Monopoly, Clue and Candyland is playing to win the sustainability game. Among its initiatives: using all-paper packaging, plus tapering the iconic Play-Doh container and removing its paper label to save an estimated 2,000 trees each year.

percent of total energy consumption, and more than 25 percent of greenhouse gases in the U.S. Recognizing that it’s time to start renovating planet Earth, the home improvement giant showcases materials from VOC-free paint to vinyl flooring with toxic ortho-phthalates removed, and offers 100 percent FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certification for all wood products sourced from identified regions at risk by 2020.

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Glory, Glory Julianne- Cynthia Rowley Interviews Julianne Moore Mary-Louise Parker's Meditations Eddie Stern & Deepak Chopra on the power of...

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