How You Can Shop —and Help the World

A list of retail strategies to do good while you buy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2009 7:34 PM CDT
How You Can Shop —and Help the World
eBay's World of Good site uses "eco positive" and "people positive" retailers.   (eBay)

(Newser) – Want to do some shopping and do some good—at the same time? Sandy Stonesifer, writing for Slate, offers some ways to buy for the betterment of humanity:

  • Go for products that donate a portion of proceeds to charity—like Product (Red) iPods, which give to the Global Fund, and pink playing cards, which donate to breast cancer research.
  • Web sites like Goodshop let you send a piece of your purchase price to charities.

  • Buy a pair of shoes from TOMS, and another pair goes to a needy child.
  • eBay gets philanthropic with World of Good, a site whose retailers are all “eco positive” or “people positive.”
  • Nest, Aid to Artisans, and Global Exchange help artisans in a variety of ways, including through micocredit loans and fair-trade stores.
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