Ecowool

Ecowool has been providing quality sheepskin rugs, boots, and slippers along with wool clothing and bedding to customers worldwide for over 20 years. Their environmentally friendly products are made from pure New Zealand wool that is grown in unpolluted alpine pastures. Ecowool's sheepskin rugs are not tanned using harsh chemicals like arsenic and formaldehyde. They are trimmed, machined, washed, left to dry in the sun, and finally combed over and over by hand. Ecowool offers free worldwide shipping in the currency of your choice.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

REI is the largest consumer cooperative in the United States. Their passion for outdoor adventure is expressed by their incredible product selection. REI offers a huge selection of gear for camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, winter sports, water sports, and travel. They pride themselves in offering the latest and greatest gear but also gear that is tried and tested to be the best available for their members. Membership benefits include a nice rebate credit at the end of each year based on excess profits. REI has been listed in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the rankings began in 1998. REI donates millions of dollars each year to support conservation efforts and they send teams of volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and restore local habitats. REI has made a commitment to responsible business practices. They strive to reduce their environmental footprint throughout the company including setting lofty goals like drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy use, becoming a zero waste company, creating buildings that are environmentally responsible, and tracking product lifecycles to improve sustainability. All of the REI brand products are produced with the goal of minimal environmental impact and progress is measured each year. REI  strives to power their business operations with green energy. The company gives employees paid time off to get outdoors and they have launched a sustainable tourism program for connecting with other cultures. 

Johnson Woolen Mills

Johnson Woolen Mills has been producing rugged woolen outerwear in Vermont for nearly two centuries. The company's modern manufacturing facility is just feet from the original mill but many of the old processes remain, like hand cutting, piecing, and sewing their traditional patterned, checked, and plaid clothing lines. Johnson Woolen Mills has long practiced a no-waste policy. Every leftover piece of wool, string, or shipping pallet it put to use. Material extras are used for mittens, fanny packs, flasks, wool rugs, and other accessories. Some scraps are sent to local tailors that freelance for the mill from their homes and anything that can't be used is bagged and to be recycled or reused for yarn or insulating products. Johnson Wollen Mills produces a huge selection of wool jackets, shirts, pants, vests, hats, bags, mittens, rugs, throws, and wool fabric by the yard. It is all available for purchase online.

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine offers a refreshing look at the biggest problems of our times by presenting them in terms of solutions. They strive to reframe the news in a way that empowers people to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities. As a non-profit organization supported by their readers, Yes! Magazine is not driven by advertising revenue. You can read YES! Magazine stories every day online and they also print a quarterly hard copy magazine that is printed on 100% post-consumer chlorine-free recycled paper.

Worldwatch Institute

Worldwatch Institute is an independent research institute devoted to global environmental concerns, Worldwatch Institute is well known for its fact-based analysis and innovative solutions to environmental problems that emphasize a blend of government leadership, private sector involvement, and citizen action. Worldwatch Institute is dedicated to creating an environmentally sustainable and socially just society. Their top objectives are to encourage universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expand environmentally sound development, transform cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and control population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing. Worldwatch Institute has numerous publications available on their website including an active blog and books like State of the World, their flagship annual report that covers selected sustainability topics including urban development, climate change, global security, consumerism, and agricultural innovation.

TreeHugger - Green News

TreeHugger is a media outlet dedicated reporting on sustainability and leading it into the mainstream. They strive to be a one-stop destination for green news, solutions, and product information. TreeHugger publishes an online blog and newsletter and they regularly update their Twitter and Facebook pages. The web magazine is dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible, with an emphasis on breaking news, product reviews, and recommendations. Topics covered generally fall into the categories of sustainable
design, living, science, technology, transportation, and business.

Orion Magazine

Orion Magazine was first published in 1982. The publication is based on the conviction that humans are morally responsible for the world in which we live and that the individual comes to sense this responsibility as he or she develops a personal bond with nature. The bimonthly magazine covers a wide range of environmental and cultural topics including ecology, science, food, agriculture, justice, and visual art. Orion has a full-time staff of ten. With no advertising, the publication is supported by subscriptions and donations. Back issues of the magazine are available for purchase and the current issue and many stories are available to read online.

Organic Authority

Organic Authority is an online publication dedicated to helping Americans change how they eat and choose what they purchase. Organic Authority presents the latest news, how-to’s, recipes, and recommendations about consciously-raised and sustainably-made food and other products. Organic Authority strives to uncover the truth about our food supply and how our food is grown and processed. Their website is a great place to start learning about organic food or to keep up to date with the latest news about our food supply and foodie trends.  If you love food and care about organic and healthy choices, Organic Authority is a great site to follow.

Mother Jones - News

Mother Jones is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization and leader in providing independent and investigative reporting on everything from politics and climate change to education and food. Their website is full of excellent stories that are well researched and intelligently written. You can also access their content by subscribing to their hard copy magazine, listening to their podcast, or following on Facebook or Twitter. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mother Jones also has offices in Washington, DC, and New York City. Mother Jones doesn't answer to stockholders, a corporate parent company, or a deep-pocketed donor. Instead, they are accountable to and funded by their readers.

Mother Earth News

Mother Earth News magazine has been helping folks live self-reliant, sustainable, meaningful lives for more than 35 years. Available in both print and digital versions, the magazine covers topics like organic food, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green building. The main articles in Mother Earth News fall into the categories of homesteading, livestock, organic gardening, do-it-yourself, renewable energy, nature, and natural health. Their emphasis is on practical applications for anyone from a backyard gardener to a rural homesteader. Mother Earth News is known for presenting inspiring articles about building your own home, going off the grid, achieving self-sufficiency, and living a healthier life.

Island Press

Island Press publishes books for people who are seeking to understand and protect the environment and create sustainable solutions. As a non-profit organization, Island Press works closely with authors and experts to develop publications, workshops, webinars, outreach, and events that bring authors and their views into conversation with people. Their main publishing topics relate to food systems, ecosystems, and the built environment, covering challenges like designing livable resilient cities, ensuring abundant fresh water, protecting the beauty and diversity of the natural world, and limiting the scale and impact of climate change. Island Press books are available for purchase online in both hard copy and e-book formats.

Fellowship for Intentional Community

The Fellowship for Intentional Community is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. Intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution. Intentional communities include ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values. The Fellowship for Intentional Community promotes cooperative culture and sustainable living through their online Communities Directory that provides a way for you to find communities near you. They also publish Communities Magazine, provide an extensive online community bookstore, host events, and publish an online blog. Their goal is to provide information and inspiration for those seeking community, forming communities, or struggling with the challenges of community.

EarthTalk - Environmental News

EarthTalk is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people understand complex environmental issues, promote sustainability, and live greener lives. They produce a weekly educational column, syndicated to 1700 media outlets across North America with a combined readership of over 80 million people. EarthTalk picks the most relevant and timely questions received from readers and responds with 500-word answers that are distributed to their syndication partners for publication in newspapers, magazines and websites. The EarthTalk website serves as the online home of the column and is full of interesting and informative articles about sustainability.

New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers is an activist publisher focused on sustainable building, homesteading, climate change, environment, and renewable energy. New Society prints all of their books on 100% post-consumer recycled FSC-certified paper, using vegetable-based, low-VOC inks and they use recycled paper in their offices as well. New Society offsets their emissions to make their business operations carbon neutral. New Society Publishers sees itself as a solutions publisher, providing "good news" most of the time as well as a clear analysis of the major issues faced in creating a more just and equitable world.

Chelsea Green Publishing

Chelsea Green Publishing is a leading publisher of books on sustainable living, giving readers hands-on information related to organic farming, gardening, permaculture, ecology, the environment, simple living, food, sustainable business, and green building. Chelsea Green is an employee-owned independent publisher based in Vermont. Their purpose is to reverse the destruction of the natural world by challenging the beliefs and practices that are enabling this destruction and by providing inspirational and practical alternatives that promote sustainable living. They seek to reduce the ecological footprint of their publishing by printing on chlorine-free recycled paper, using soy-based inks whenever possible and using printers from North America to reduce the energy used in shipping. Chelsea Green includes an environmental impact statement in each book, identifying how may trees and how much wastewater, solid waste, and greenhouse gasses were conserved by using greener standards.

Braga Organic Farms

Braga Organic Farms is the home of Mike and Julie Braga and sons in Madera, California. They offer organic fruit and nuts shipped directly from their farm. All products from Braga Organic Farms are certified organic, GMO-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free. Their processing facility is 80% solar-powered and their product bags are made of rice paper. In addition to growing trees, the Braga's harvest, hand sort, roast, and box their products. Their nuts are dry roasted in small batches with or without sea salt. Every order is packed and shipped directly from the farm, guaranteeing the freshest product available. The main crop at Braga Farms is pistachio, but you can order a variety of other nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that they offer from nearby farms. Some of the products offered include almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, raisins, and trail mixes.

Findhorn - Ecological Community and Foundation

Findhorn is a spiritual community, ecovillage, and international center for holistic learning. As one of the largest and most successful intentional communities in the world, Findhorn has long been known for helping unfold a new human consciousness for creating a positive and sustainable future. The Findhorn Foundation offers a range of workshops and events at the Community. Some workshops specifically address sustainability. Findhorn's sustainable values are expressed through ecological houses, innovative use of building materials, their living sewage treatment facility, and electricity-generating wind turbines. Sustainable values are also expressed in the community’s social, economic, and educational initiatives. The Findhorn ecovillage is a model for the complex problem of how to transform human settlements into full-featured sustainable communities that are harmlessly integrated into the natural environment. The Findhorn community offers many ways for people to experience the community including seven-day introductions where visitors are introduced to the principles and activities on which the community is based.

Global Exchange

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmental justice. Global Exchange tackles some of the most critical issues of our time like challenging corporate power, reducing our oil addiction, creating local green economies, campaigning for fair trade, monitoring elections, and training young adults in green careers. Global Exchange partners with Green America to put on the annual Green Festival, the largest sustainability event in the world. Each year the festival gets closer to being a zero-waste event. Over the last 25-years, Global Exchange has actively worked on behalf of workers, small farmers, the environment, and vulnerable communities around the world. Global Exchange also organizes socially conscious travel around the globe through their Reality Tours. Their 5-minute action program allows you to immediately make a difference on a cause by submitting an email right from the Global Exchange website.

Green America

Green America is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 whose mission is to harness the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Known for their publications like The National Green Pages, Green America Magazine, and the Guide to Socially Responsible Investing, Green America is a leader on many fronts. The four main strategies Green America pursues are empowering individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability, demanding an end to corporate irresponsibility, promoting green and fair trade business principles, and building sustainable communities in the US and abroad. They actively work to make progress on these strategies through a broad range of campaigns and programs. Some of their current programs include a campaign to help consumers identify non-GMO foods, a campaign urging electronics companies to provide safer factories, helping consumers purchase fair trade products, helping consumers find products that are not from sweatshops or child labor, promoting responsible credit cards from

DreamHost - Web Hosting

DreamHost is an employee owned carbon neutral web hosting company. Dreamhost calculates the impact of everything they do and the resources they use including paper, electricity, and gas for vehicles. They learned that running DreamHost generated as much carbon dioxide as 545 average-size homes and they set the goal of neutralizing their emissions. They started with resource conservation including investing in low energy consuming servers, using less lighting, reducing travel, and using less paper. Next, they invested in renewable energy projects through purchasing carbon offsets. The carbon offsets used by Dreamhost meet the highest standards in the industry and are certified under the Verified Carbon Standard and the Gold Standard. DreamHost offers low cost web hosting, cloud services, and domain registration.