Good Guide (Database)
GoodGuide helps you find safe, healthy, green, and ethical products with product reviews based on scientific research and ratings. GoodGuide's scientists rate products on a zero to 10 scale for their health, environmental impact, and social impact. The overall score of each of the more than 250,000 products in GoodGuide's database is an average of these three scores. You can find ratings for food, personal care, and household products, and scan the barcodes of products in-store to retrieve information about them while you shop. You can also select the environmental issues that you care about most to see how products align with your preferences, get customized product recommendations, and create your own shopping lists.
The Environmental Working Group (Organization)
The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they seek to drive consumer choice and civic action. They are passionate about educating and empowering consumers to make safer and more informed decisions about the products they buy and the companies they support. In response to consumer pressure, companies are giving up potentially dangerous chemical ingredients in their products and improving their practices.
Think Dirty (Mobile App)
Think Dirty is a free app that provides information on over 350,000 beauty and personal care products. It’s simple to use- select an item, scan the barcode using the app, and the app will reveal any known carcinogens or allergens, rated on a scale of 1-10, allowing you to weigh the risk of using the selected product. Think Dirty shows users how the products they use each day impact their health and the environment.
Joulebug (Mobile App)
Joulebug is an app that makes making “green decisions” a game. You’ll be alerted with reminders enforcing practical everyday tips and ideas that reduce your carbon footprint. These reminders range from remembering to take your reusable cup with you to the coffee shop, to carpooling. Each time you make a green choice, you get points. You can even compete with your friends and family, holding each other accountable for their daily decisions!
Ecological Footprint Calculator (Website & Mobile App)
The Global Footprint Network envisions a future where all thrive within the means of our one planet, so they created the Ecological Footprint Calculator. The Ecological Footprint is the only metric that compares the resource demand of individuals, governments and businesses against what Earth can renew. The calculator can be accessed on a desktop computer or through the smartphone app.