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Support businesses that consider sustainability in their operations and produce items with limited environmental impact

Sustainable businesses are accountable for the social and environmental consequences of their activities. Sustainable businesses work to preserves the common wealth of the community and do not pursue profit at the expense of poor work, unemployment, or any kind of pollution or contamination. Sustainable businesses focus on local needs first, and then markets outside the community, and provide goods and services that respect local values and priorities. 

Use the resources below to find businesses that are environmentally and socially responsible, and to find products that have a limited environmental impact.

Consumer Reports Greener Choices

This website provides detailed, unbiased reviews of products with attention to environmental impact.

Climate Counts

Climate Counts is a collaborative effort to bring consumers and companies together in the fight against global climate change. The organization rates companies according to their impact on global warming and steps taken to mitigate their impact.

Cool Companies

Everyday, American companies are adopting strategies and technologies that save energy, cut costs and reduce pollution. Energy innovators come in all sizes, in every sector of the economy. If all companies did what the best companies are doing, it would go a long way toward solving our energy challenges - without compromising human health or the environment.

EPA Energy Star Products

Products in more than 50 categories are eligible for the ENERGY STAR. They use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment.

EPA WaterSense Products

Products that meet WaterSense criteria for water efficiency and performance carry a special label. When you use products bearing the WaterSense label, you can expect exceptional performance, savings on your water bills, and assurance that you are saving water for future generations.