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Trying to shop with more green businesses? What to look for in this checklist! @Diversion3

Trying to shop with more green businesses? What to look for in this checklist! @Diversion3

We all have our favorite places to browse, to hangout, to eat and to splurge. We have our favorite products that we reach for day after day. But how are we, as consumers, to know what our favorite brands are up to behind the scenes, and if they’re walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk about sustainability? With the release of the new LEED in Motion: Retail report, we’ve gained a valuable resource, a glimpse into the ways that retailers are engaging with the green building movement. For the conscious consumer, here are five cues to look for as you make your way in the world. B-Corp certification : A relatively new business structure, the benefit corporation or B-corp, is a for-profit entity that is formally committed to supporting charitable causes or engaging in socially responsible business practices. These entities are certified by the non-profit B Lab and ...

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