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I don’t know if you’re checking for content at this point, but Tom’s seems to have disappeared from the toothpaste list. And in any case, the Jason brand should definitely be considered an “Alternative.” Perhaps the test should be CVS? If you can’t find it in CVS, it’s not mainstream?
Why is there a “(3)” next to the “invite a friend” link?
It would be great for more US designers to see what US textile companies they can use that are eco-friendly and competitive in pricing.
Dress shirts, wines, books, bedspreads, couches, tennis racquets, fishing rods, delivery services.
would love to have objective information about which hotels (chains particularly) are the most environmentally responsible.
I guess there are other sites rating low-flush toilets . . .
is there a way to post screenshots in feedback? Sometimes a CSS Fail is much easier to describe with a jpg than text.
I’ve spent about five minutes looking at the site so far so apologies if I’ve misunderstood something.
Seems like right now the way you calculate the carrot score is to let people submit a carrot per public recognition, and other people vote on the score. So if five organizations give awards for labor practices but only one organization gives an award for soil conservation, you’ll end up weighting labor practices five times as important as soil conservation. That seems too arbitrary to me. But I’m not sure how to fix it.
TCP developers: What other algorithms have you considered?
Another more subtle thing to consider is what is the incentive for people to give more and higher quality feedback, and for people to keep coming back to the site as contributors? Maybe if my comments on a company are higher rated, there’s some way I get recognition for this. For example, the DailyKos system where (I may be getting this wrong) a user’s opinions have more impact on an item’s ranking if that user has a long history of high quality submissions as rated by the community.
For some context, I work on a site that, among other things, provides music recommendations based on listening history and social networks, so I think about this sort of stuff a lot.
and as a geek, I love that your initials are TCP!
There should only be one Doritos entry. Same brand, same type of chip.
First off, I love the grass. And I especially love the grass on the bottom because that makes sense. Grass grows from below (the ground), not from above (the sky). Could you not put in a cool sky graphic instead of the grass toward the top of the screen? Right now, it seems like I’m typing in a grass sandwich.
Under the user profile picture it says “user since…” but it’s missing the year. Like, for Jake, it should say, user since July 12, 2008 or whatever the date is. Right?
You should make the “crunchy” link a pop-up window or a pop-out image (flash or whatnot). I clicked it and it took me away from the page after I had written some things into the text fields. Luckily, after pressing the back button on my brownizowzer, all my shniz was still there, but you get what I’m saying, right dude?
Add seafood as a topic. It is not pretty and lots of discussion around what is “sustainable” but it will only increase as a hot topic in the public. There are a fair number of good resources out there (EDF, Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Marine Stewardship Council certification, Greenpeace, etc…) and all with detractors but would think this forum would be a great place for the discussion!
Cadbury recently announced plans to be all fair-trade certified by summer.
Meanwhile, there are many inhumane practices including slavery that surround the majority of the world’s cocoa.
The little fair trade stamp alone may be enough to tell people what they’re getting, but would it practical it to create a buzz around companies that still have space to step up? If Mars began baby steps towards sustainability, it may be worth blogging about…
there was an audio story on NPR this morning, I cant locate?
but the story discuss the life cycle of a pair of levi’s blue jeans and the amount of water consumed in the normal life of jeans. It is amazingly 900 gallons of water per pair. approximately 45% is consumed during the production. and the rest is post consumer.
In response I believe that levi’s has committed to using 30% less water corporately. this would be a huge commitment and making them very crunchy.
I was most surprised that automobile companies weren’t listed. Since they are substantial contributors to GHG’s. Maybe putting a “travel” section would be informative. Just some food for thought
I realize that in an electronic age I shouldn’t, but I still carry around little notepads to write ideas down and draw little sketches, so I don’t forget. I’m bombarded with so many electronic messages anymore that they kind of lose their impact, if I write something down or draw it out on paper, its’ with me forever (to be reborn in some electronic form typically)
This got me to thinking, with deforestation such a big problem, what paper and lumber producers are doing it right? In this case, as with gas, its’ probably more a question of who’s doing it “less bad”. I’m not sure if there is anything that we can easily do about lumber, but it seems we’d have choices for paper. Does anyone know much about this?
Toilet paper especially, while not necessarily a great conversation topic, would seem to be an area where a change in buying habits could really reward the good guys.
So give it to them, stereos, Tv.s, etc. Is Samsung one of the greats, because the make their own parts, or are there other details that out way that?
Its Looking good guys keep up the great work!
I personally would like to see a comparison of Solar Panel Manufacturers.
I’m working on a patch now.