Before you buy new, we always recommend thinking about a way to re-use, buy used, or find a complementary product that avoids making a new purchase. For when you do need to eat (yes, that’s us using green sarcasm), or when you need or want that new product or service, below are some options we recommend. The recommendations try to account for the entire life cycle of the product and the many impacts it will have on our health and environment. We always try to find locally-made products, or products sold by small businesses to reduce the transportation carbon footprint of the products we recommend. While we can’t be perfect consumers, here are some responsible consumer choices:

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