responsible shoppers act to change corporate behavior

Being a responsible shopper means being informed about the social and environmental impact of the companies you shop with, choosing the best green options, and taking action to demand change from some of the worst corporate actors.


Each company profile in Responsible Shopper contains a listing for consumer, investor, and community campaigns to end corporate abuse of workers, communities and the environment. Check out the complete list of actions and get involved today!


Campaigns by Green America

Adopt-A-Supermarket Campaign

Companies: Albertson's, Kroger, Safeway, SUPERVALU INC., Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods

Co-op America's ADOPT-A-SUPERMARKET campaign is linking up Fair Trade advocates with stores in their local communities to keep pressure on supermarkets to carry and promote more Fair Trade products. Sign up to Adopt-A-Supermarket today. Tell us which store you are adopting and the location of the store.
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Climate of Corporate Change Campaign

Companies: Fidelity, Vanguard Group, Inc.

With trillions of dollars in assets, Fidelity, Vanguard, and American funds could play a vital role in encouraging corporate responsibility on climate change and protecting the assets of their investors. Over the past year, tens of thousands of investors have expressed concern that these funds are failing to take action on climate change. Now, they need to hear from thousands more. Tell them it's time to wake up and take action!
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Companies: BP

Founded in 1999 by the Center for Public Interest Research, Ecopledge works to "influence corporpate choices through a unique, multi-phased approach." Consumers, investors and students seek to negotiate with corporations and if that fails, they initiate a consumer, investor or employment boycott. Ecopledge has had a number of successes with companies in Responsible Shopper including Apple, BP and Whole Foods. Be sure to sign their pledge!
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Fair Trade Your Supermarket

Companies: Ahold, Albertson's, Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods

Have you ever been frustrated by searching the shelves of your local supermarket for Fair Trade chocolate or sugar, coffee or tea, rice or fresh fruit, only to find none available? Our new campaign gives you the tools you need to join with other Fair Trade advocates around the country, pushing more and more supermarkets to carry products that are certified to be good for people and the planet.

Please follow the link provided to help your Supermarket become Fair Trade.
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Green Shopping Pledge

Companies: Wal-Mart

Sign the Green Shopping Pledge and let the Walton Family, founders of Wal-Mart, know that you and your family will not be shopping at their stores, and get your friends and co-workers to join you in taking this pledge.
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Say 'NO' to Coal and Climate Change

Companies: Dominion, Peabody Energy, Sempra Energy

Tell the CEOs of power companies Peabody, Dominion, and Sempra and their Board members to heed the call of shareholders and their power customers and halt climate change, stop building new coal plants, and shift the billions of dollars they are spending on coal into green energy like solar and wind as well as energy efficiency.
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Six Degrees of Exploitation

Companies: Hanesbrand Inc.

One of the world’s best recognized and most successful actors, Kevin Bacon serves as a key paid celebrity endorser for Hanes. We know that Hanes values his services as a spokesperson for the company and wishes to continue this lucrative relationship. As a result, Mr. Bacon is in a powerful position to stop the abuse of workers at Hanes' factory TOS Dominicana. If Mr. Bacon told Hanes that he would not continue to help Hanes sell its t-shirts and underwear unless the abuses at TOS Dominicana are stopped, we know that Hanes would listen. So we are asking for his help on this urgent cause.
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Tell Ford & GM: Raise Fuel Economy

Companies: Ford, General Motors

Ford and GM cars on the road today account for more than half of all US automotive global warming emissions. Neither company is working to improve its record quickly enough, even though existing technologies could make a real difference now. Join Co-op America in asking Ford and GM to reduce the impact of their cars and trucks on global warming. Demand improved gas mileage and an increase in hybrid vehicle production. Click on the URL to read more and take action now.
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Wal-Mart Free DC

Companies: Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is planning on opening 4 stores in DC by 2012. Join local residents to fight the company notorious for threatening small businesses, eliminating jobs, lowering wage standards to entire communities, and supporting sweatshop labor.
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