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Co-op America’s “2008 National Green Pages” Provides Consumers With Over 3,000 Leading Green Businesses To Help Them “Go Green” for the Holidays and Every Day
Consumers Can Green Their Shopping, Homes, Clothes, Finances, And More

November 29, 2007

Washington, DC —As more and more Americans are going green, Co-op America’s National Green Pages (available in print and at www.greenpages.org) makes it easy. The 25th anniversary edition allows consumers to use their dollars to “vote” for a green economy.

Featuring over 3,000 businesses that have all been screened for their social and environmental sustainability, the Green Pages is a great resource for those who wish to create a safe and healthy home, promote peace and justice, protect the environment, support a living wage for workers.

“For your holiday shopping and your every day needs, the Green Pages has the perfect green products for you and your family,” says Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director of Co-op America, “With each purchase you make through the Green Pages, you know you’re supporting the very best green businesses who are giving back to their communities, workers, and the environment.”

All of the companies in the Green Pages go through a careful screening process, meaning that a conscious consumer can rest easy that these companies’ claims to environmental and social responsibility are true.

The companies in the Green Pages sell green products ranging from safe toys to organic cosmetics to earth-friendly flooring. With the holidays approaching, consumers can turn to the Green Pages for all their presents and entertaining, including food (free-range, organic turkey, fair trade chocolate and coffee), gifts (hand-made jewelry, organic flowers, organic clothing), and travel (green car sharing and bed and breakfasts).

Every time a person gives sweatshop-free clothing to his or her parent, child, significant other, or friend for the holidays, he or she has, in fact, cast a vote for green living and introduced someone to green products. The pages are also packed with tips on how to invest in your community, take action on climate change, and how to make green purchasing a part of your life.

This year’s National Green Pages can be ordered for $9.95 plus shipping by calling 1-800-58-GREEN. It can also be viewed online at www.greenpages.org, where it includes a search feature.

About Co-op America: Co-op America (http://www.greenamerica.org) is the national green economy non-profit membership organization founded in 1982.  It is the nation’s leading nonprofit educational resource for green living, purchasing and investing.  Co-op America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—and to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Along with the Green Pages, it publications promoting a just and sustainable world, include the Co-op America Quarterly, Real Money, Guide to Fair Trade, Guide to Stopping Sweatshops and the Financial Planning Handbook for Responsible Investors. All of Co-op America’s publications are printed on recycled paper. Its premier national events include the Green Festival and the Green Business Conference.

CONTACT:  Patrick Mitchell at 703-276-3266 or pmitchell@hastingsgroup.com.     


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