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Our criteria are a work in process. As more and more agencies create environmental criteria for their products, gathering fresh and current information on each category depends on you!  We welcome additional, industry specific information, commentary, and outside contributions. Contact Karen at a s k @ g r e e n p e o p l e . o r g  Thank you!

1. Health Food Store / Food Coop / Natural Food Store  

Select only if you have a store with a physical location that offers a significant amount of natural, organic foods. Stores may also have a focus on specialty diet foods such as gluten-free or other health-related diet foods; may also carry vitamins, supplements, natural cosmetics, and cleaning products in addition to natural or organic foods. Dry-goods stores that carry no refrigerated foods, dairy or produce must list under the "vitamins and supplements" category. DO NOT select this category if you are marketing a product to this type of store.


2. CSA / Community Supported Agriculture / Buying Club

Community-Supported or Community-Shared Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions from a local farm for a "share" of fresh, locally grown or raised fruit and/or vegetables. Some farmers also offer CSA subscriptions for farm-fresh eggs, and/or meats. It is not required that the CSA be a certified Organic farm but at a minimum must use IPM (Integrated Pest Management), and meats must come from humanely raised animals, not factory farmed. Buying Clubs must deal with mostly natural, organic, and environmentally friendly products.


3. Organic Restaurant / Organic Café  

Menu must include a significant amount of locally grown produce and/or organic offering and/or non-gmo offerings. Being a vegetarian or vegan restaurant is NOT an automatic qualification. Any meat, chicken or eggs must be organic or at least from free ranged animals. Must have some seating in a physical location. May be located inside of another store such as a health food store with "deli" AND seating area. Please insure that a menu with ingredients are on your website or you will need to email us some sample ingredient lists.

4. Farmers market  

A group of local vendors who sell directly to consumers at booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors. Offerings may include (but not be limited to) produce grown naturally or organically, meats that are raised humanely on pasture, handmade farmstead cheeses, eggs and poultry from free-range fowl, fruits and vegetables free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants, and sometimes prepared foods and beverages made from natural and/or organic ingredients.

 

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5. Health Food Manufacturers / Organic Food Manufacturers  

Value-added processor of natural/organic foods. Processes may include fermenting, freezing, drying; also combining, baking or cooking foods to create cereals, pasta, breads, juices, entrees, sauces, condiments and desserts.  Health food focus may include gluten-free and other specialty diet products. Ingredients must not originate from factory farmed animals; be irradiated or contain dairy from rBGH injected cows; vegetables, fruits and grains must be free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. Additionally, products must not contain GMO’s, be overly processed nor contain much, if any, hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


6. Organic cookies / snacks / candy  

Product focus must be natural/organic, whole grain, minimally processed, and non-GMO. Ingredients in products must not originate from factory farmed animals; be irradiated, or contain dairy from rBGH injected cows. Additionally, products must not contain much, if any, hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 

7. Organic Drink / Organic Coffee / Organic Juice

Products may include wines, liquors, ales, beers, coffee, tea, fruit and vegetable juices derived from all-natural or organic grains, vegetables or fruit free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. Products must not contain GMO’s, or much, if any, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 

8. Organic Produce / Natural Produce  

Products include all-natural or organic non-GMO vegetables and fruit free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. Fruits and vegetables may be fresh, frozen or dried.  At a minimum, produce must be grown using Integrated Pest Management techniques.


9. Whole Grains / Whole Grain Flour / Dried Beans

 Products include all-natural or organic non-GMO grains, beans, and flours derived from all-natural or organic non-GMO grains and beans free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. At a minimum, grains and beans must be grown using Integrated Pest Management techniques. Flours must be from organic grain free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants and GMO's.

 

10. Organic Meat / Organic Meats Online

Meats may be from humanely and naturally raised, free-range, grass-fed or organically raised animals.  Meats must not originate from factory farmed animals; be irradiated or contain rBGH injected cows. Although there is some controversy on the subject, GreenPeople does not support the sale of rabbit meat, as rabbits are subject to cages.

  
11. Culinary Herbs /Organic Oils / Organic Sauce

Culinary herbs must be all-natural or organic and non-GMO; must also be free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. At a minimum, herbs must be grown using Integrated Pest Management techniques. Honey, oils, sauces, salts, spices and other condiments must not contain ingredients originating from factory farmed animals; be irradiated or contain dairy from rBGH injected cows; vegetables, fruits and grains must be free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. Additionally, products must not contain GMO’s, be overly processed nor contain much, if any, hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 

12 Organic Milk / Organic Eggs / Organic Dairy

Organic milk, cheese, yogurt, ice-cream or cottage cheese must not originate from factory farmed animals; be irradiated or contain dairy from rBGH injected cows. Organic certification is not required; however, organic practices must be followed for the most part. Cows and poultry must have access to the outdoors, get wholesome feed. No growth hormones, and antibiotics only on an emergency basis only. For processed dairy, insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 

13. Organic Nuts and Seeds

Products include all-natural or organic non-GMO nuts and seeds free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants, and must not contain BHT*. Nuts and seeds may be raw, pasturized or dry roasted.  At a minimum, nuts and seeds must be grown using Integrated Pest Management techniques.

 

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44.  Organic Garden Seeds / Non-GMO Seeds

Certified, non-genetically modified (GMO) garden seeds grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizer. May include heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. May also include bulk organic seeds for farmers and market gardeners.


14. Organic Bakery / Gluten Free Bakery

Baked goods such as breads, cookies, cakes, rolls, pies, muffins and other desserts made from organic grain and produce free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants and GMO's.  Health food bakeries may produce gluten-free and other specialty diet baked goods. Ingredients must not originate from factory farmed animals; be irradiated or contain dairy from rBGH injected cows. Additionally, products must not be overly processed nor contain much, if any, hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


15. Organic Baby Food

Processed foods for babies and toddlers including (but not limited to) cereals, juices, sauces.  Ingredients must not originate from factory farmed animals; be irradiated or contain dairy from rBGH injected cows; vegetables, fruits and grains must be free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fumigants. Additionally, products must not contain GMO’s, be overly processed nor contain much, if any, hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


16.  Organic Baby Apparel / Organic Kids Clothing

Fabrics must not contain pesticides, harmful dyes, or heavy metals. Cotton apparel must be made of organic, "green cotton", hemp/cotton blend, or from recycled clothing. Clothing or other products cannot contain silk as a major component unless it is Ahimsa silk, Peace silk or silk-cotton tree filaments. No leather from factory farms is allowed. We allow recycled leather, vintage leather, or leather from organically raised / free-range cows.

 

17. Green Day Care / Green Childcare

Facilities may but are not required to be state-certified green. Providers should: use only low-VOC paints and do not paint when children are present; minimize children’s potential exposure to lead, mercury or any other harmful toxins; use biodegradable, nontoxic cleaning products and less-toxic disinfecting products; use PVC-free plastics in toys, baby bottles, etc; use only non-toxic art supplies approved by the Art and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) ; use bottles made of opaque plastic or glass; use mercury-free thermometers; disallow  smoking on the premises and within sight of the children; avoid conditions that lead to excess moisture, because moisture contributes to the growth of mold and mildew; recycle all paper, glass, aluminum and plastic bottles. The full 25 point checklist can be downloaded here: http://ecohealthychildcare.org/index.php?page=checklist

 

18. Organics for Baby / Cloth Diapers  

Shampoos, Soaps, Skincare and Cleaners must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately or highly hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some preservatives. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp Please insure that ingredient list(s) for these products are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists. Fabrics for cloth diapers must not contain pesticides, harmful dyes, or heavy metals. Cotton diapers must be made of organic, "green cotton", hemp/cotton blend, or from recycled clothing.


19. Natural Childbirth / Doula  

Select only if you are a Doula, midwife, lactation consultant or other practitioner directly associated with assisting natural child birth.


20. Organization

For use in conjunction with categories 21 Health & Food Safety Organization, 22 Environmental Organization, 23 Animal Welfare Organization, 24 Animal Sanctuary, 25 Vegetarian / Vegan / Raw Food Organization, 26 Animal Shelter / Pet Adoption Organization, 27 Animal Rights Organization. Non Profit status is NOT required, but organization must operate similar to a nonprofit: indicators are that it has a membership (paid or unpaid), meetings, events and its primary purpose is educating constituents and improving society, and not having a main purpose of selling products or services.


21. Health & Food Safety Organization

Subset of organization category. Non Profit status is NOT required, but organization must operate similar to a nonprofit: indicators are that it has a membership (paid or unpaid), meetings, events and its primary purpose is educating constituents and improving society, and not having a main purpose of selling products or services. May include organics certification agencies such as Oregon Tilth, or consumer products safety certifiers such as Leaping Bunny.

 

22. Environmental Organization

Subset of organization category. Organizations that seeks to protect, analyze or monitor the environment against misuse or degradation or lobby for these goals. Environment may refer to the biophysical environment, the natural environment or the built environment.  Organizations can be global, national, regional or local. Issues of interest are pollution, waste, resource depletion, sustainability, climate change and/or transitioning to a post-oil economy. Non Profit status is NOT required, but organization must operate similar to a nonprofit: indicators are that it has a membership (paid or unpaid), meetings, events and its primary purpose is educating constituents and improving society, and not having a main purpose of selling products or services.

 

23. Animal Welfare Organization

Organizations with a focus enhancing the physical and psychological well-being of animals.. Systematic concern for animal welfare can be based on awareness that non-human animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being, especially when they are used by humans. These concerns can include how animals are killed for food, how they are used for scientific research, how they are kept as pets, and how human activities affect the survival of endangered species. Non Profit status is NOT required, but organization must operate similar to a nonprofit: indicators are that it has a membership (paid or unpaid), meetings, events and its primary purpose is educating constituents and improving society, and not having a main purpose of selling products or services. Does not participate with or promote direct non-violent action. May participate in (but not organize) peaceful demonstrations.


24. Animal Sanctuary

A facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not seek to place animals with individuals or groups, instead maintaining each animal until his or her natural death. The mission of sanctuaries is generally to be safe havens, where the animals receive the best care that the sanctuaries can provide. Animals are not bought, sold, or traded, nor are they used for animal testing. The resident animals are given the opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment. What distinguishes a sanctuary from other institutions is the philosophy that the residents come first. Non Profit status is NOT required, but organization must operate similar to a nonprofit: indicators are that it has a membership (paid or unpaid), meetings, events and its primary purpose is educating constituents and improving society, and not having a main purpose of selling products or services.


25. Vegetarian / Vegan / Raw Food Organization

 Organizations dedicated to the promotion and support of Vegetarian, Vegan or Raw Food diets and lifestyles, encouraging a shift toward a plant-based diet.


26.  Humane Shelter / Pet Adoption

Shelters promote the wellbeing of companion animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and ferrets through programs such as admission of  surrendered animals and re-homing them through adoption programs. Facilities may also respond to animal cruelty reports, and offer pet training and socialization classes. Human shelters may or may not be ‘no-kill,’ or may focus on a particular breed of animal such as chihuahuas or chinchillas.  Dog breeders or those who take dogs from breeders to sell are not allowed a listing.


27. Animal Rights Organization

Organizations which focus on advocacy of animal ethics and animal rights. Systematic concern for animal rights based on awareness that non-human animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being, promoting change in how animals are used by humans. These concerns can include how animals are killed for food, how they are used for scientific research, how they are kept as pets, and how human activities affect the survival of endangered species. May participate with or promote direct non-violent action, and organize demonstrations. Non Profit status is NOT required, but organization must operate similar to a nonprofit: indicators are that it has a membership (paid or unpaid), meetings, events and its primary purpose is educating constituents and improving society, and not having a main purpose of selling products or services.


28. Home Products & Services  

Category is used for products and services when no other category provides an accurate classification. Typical home services may include roof cleaning, animal waste disposal, energy use analysis, window washing. 


29. Green Cleaning / Green Cleaners

Shampoos, soaps and cleaners must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some preservatives. Scents may be essential oils, but not ‘fragrances.’ Green cleaning services must use organic or all-natural ingredients in cleaners, HEPA vacuums or other filtration designed to maintain air quality. Preference given to dry steam or carbonation based carpet cleaning systems that reduce dry time.


30.  Pest Control Products / Pest Control Services

Pest control products must not contain toxins listed on http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidefactsheets/toxic/index.htm but may contain pesticides rated EPA Acute Toxicity Category: III (slightly toxic) or non-toxic as described by BeyondPesticides.org http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway/index.htm  .  Preferred pest control products may include beneficial insects; natural insecticides such as neem, garlic extract, linolool, cottonseed oil, and diatomaceous earth; DEET free natural insect repellents such as geranium oil and cedar oil; traps and pheromone lures. Pest control services must use Integrated Pest Management, organic and natural pest control products, use barrier methods when possible, and live trap and removal when possible.


31. Green Landscaping / Green Lawn Care / Organic Gardening Supplies

Green landscaping services include permaculture, xeriscaping, rain gardens, and use of native plants.  Greenery from nurseries must be grown without chemical/synthetic fertilizer/pesticides. Outdoor plants must be native / non-invasive. Green lawn care uses electric, natural gas or human powered equipment. Pest control products must not contain toxins listed on http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidefactsheets/toxic/index.htm but may contain pesticides rated EPA Acute Toxicity Category: III (slightly toxic) or non-toxic as described by BeyondPesticides.org http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway/index.htm  .  Preferred lawn and garden pest control products may include beneficial insects; natural insecticides such as neem, garlic extract, linolool, cottonseed oil, and diatomaceous earth; DEET free natural insect repellents such as geranium oil and cedar oil; traps and pheromone lures. Fertilizers may include include manure, worm castings, peat, seaweed, humic acid and guano.  Processed organic fertilizers may include compost, bloodmeal and bone meal, fish meal and green manure from decomposing crop residue. Animal sourced urea is accepted, but not synthetically derived urea. As well as products mentioned above, organic gardening supplies may include compost and vermiculture bins, grow racks, grow lights, potting supplies, drip lines, soil testers, garden tools, natural and organically grown plants

 

 32. Green Kitchen / Green Appliances  

Green kitchen supplies include appliances used to manufacture healthy foods such as juice blenders, sprouters, dehydrators; biodegradable tableware like eco plates and disposable tableware;  sustainably manufactured kitchenware such as bamboo bowls; products used to replace disposables such as steel bottles, reusable sandwich bags, and canvas grocery bags.

 
33.  Building Green / Green Architect / Green Building Materials

Green building materials include sustainable flooring, countertops and cabinetry using bamboo, FSC certified woods, recycled flooring, concrete or glass composite countertops; low VOC paints and clay wall plasters, insulation materials that do not contain formeldahyde; energy efficiency products such as reflective window films, light tubes, and energy efficient HVAC.  A green architect will incorporate siting, passive and active solar, energy efficiency, sustainable materials, green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions into your project design

 

34. Green Decor / Feng Shui Home  

Soy or beeswax candles must use essential oils as scents; pillows, window treatments, linens or other decorative objects cannot contain silk as a major component unless it is Ahimsa silk, Peace silk or silk-cotton tree filaments. Wood products must be made from renewable or FSC certified wood or recycled wood.  Paints must be low VOC. Feng Shui practitioners who orient dwellings and other structures to achieve harmony and balance may be from any school including both traditional and contemporary schools of Feng Shui.


35. Air Purification

Air cleaning solutions for residential and commercial uses to reduce dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mite feces which can act as allergens, triggering allergies in sensitive people. Air purification devices are also used to remove smoke particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to reduce the risk of sick building syndrome.  Additionally, with the advancement in technology, air purifiers are becoming increasingly capable of capturing a greater number of bacterial, virus, and DNA damaging particulates. Commercial grade air purifiers are manufactured as either small stand-alone units or larger units that can be affixed to an air handler unit (AHU) or to an HVAC unit found in the medical, industrial, and commercial industries. Air purification devices may include HEPA filters, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, activated carbon, polarized-media electronic air cleaners, ionizer purifiers and ozone generators


36. Water Purification

Devices to remove undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water, and/or reduce the concentration of particulate matter including suspended particles, parasites, bacteria, algae, viruses, and fungi. Most water is purified for human consumption but water purification devices may also be used for medical, pharmacology, chemical and industrial applications. In general the methods used include physical processes such as filtration, sedimentation, and distillation, biological processes such as slow sand filters and the use of electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light.


37. Pool / Spa

No chemicals such as chlorine, bromine, or copper algaecide are accepted. Cleansers must not contain acids, or bleach. Allowed products include Ultraviolet Pool Cleaners which harness ultraviolet light to blast contaminating particles as water flows through them; Ozone Pool Cleaning Systems where ozone is generated through a variety of ultraviolet light and mixed in with pool water via jets or other circulation systems.Pool/Spa devices may also include energy efficient heater, pumps and lighting. Also included are natural swimming pools that use gravel stone and clay in place of concrete or fiberglass, and aquatic plants instead of harmful chemicals and complicated mechanical filtering systems. The plants enrich the pool with oxygen, support beneficial bacteria that consume debris and potentially harmful organisms, and give habitat to frogs, dragonflies and other water life.

38. Home Goods / Green Furnishings

No leather from factory farms is allowed. We allow recycled leather, vintage leather, or leather from organically raised / free-range cows. Woods must be harvested from sustainable sources, be FSC certified or reclaimed wood. Finishing must be low VOC paints or varnishes. Textile furnishings must be organic cotton, linen, hemp, or made of recycled fabric. Pillows, window treatments, linens or other decorative objects cannot contain silk as a major component unless it is Ahimsa silk, Peace silk or silk-cotton tree filaments.


39. Solar and Wind Power / Home Energy Saving / Green Energy

Devices used for the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics(PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power. May include commercial power systems, home power systems, or devices powered by photovoltaics such as garden lights. Also includes wind power devices, devices to reduce energy use, and power storage devices such as rechargeable batteries..

 

42. Work at Home / Franchise / Independent Distributor

The "work at home / franchise / independent distributor" required minimum $14.95 / year payment does not apply to geographically based services like dog walking or house cleaning. It DOES apply to NON-geographically based businesses such as Shaklee, Miessence, Meleluca, Veriuni, Young Living, Stayin Home and Lovinit, MonaVie, etc. Products must meet retail criteria as listed in the Natural Hair Care, Organic Beauty / Bath & Body, or Natural Skin Care/ Natural Cosmetics categories. Must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients.


43. Real Estate

MLS or real estate listing fee is $75. This is paid after your submission in order to activate it.


46. Organic Pet Food / Natural Pet Food  

Organic/Natural pet food must not contain: Animal Grade Animals (too sick/diseased for Human Consumption), By-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.), Fillers (weeds, hulls or chaff), Meat meal, Bone meal, Rendered fats, GMO ingredients, Chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin), Sugar, Propylene glycol, ethylene glycol. Meat, chicken or eggs must NOT be from factory farmed animals; meat, chicken or eggs must be all-natural, organic or at a minimum, from free ranged animals. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


47.  Natural Pet Shops / Green Pet Supplies

Emphasis placed on natural, organic, and/or recycled materials. Shampoos, Soaps and Cleaners must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients. Collars and booties must not contain leather. Pest control products must not contain toxins listed on http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidefactsheets/toxic/index.htm but may contain pesticides rated EPA Acute Toxicity Category: III (slightly toxic) or non-toxic as described by BeyondPesticides.org http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway/index.htm  .  Organic/Natural pet food must not contain: Animal Grade Animals (too sick/diseased for Human Consumption), By-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.), Fillers (weeds, hulls or chaff), Meat meal, Bone meal, Rendered fats, GMO ingredients, Chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin), Sugar, Propylene glycol, ethylene glycol. Meat, chicken or eggs must NOT be from factory farmed animals; meat, chicken or eggs must be all-natural, organic or at a minimum, from free ranged animals. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


48.  Pet Resort / Boarding Kennel / Pet Boarding  

Must offer cageless boarding. Pet food must not contain: Animal Grade Animals (too sick/diseased for human consumption), By-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.), Fillers (weeds, hulls or chaff), Meat meal, Bone meal, Rendered fats, GMO ingredients, Chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin), Sugar, Propylene glycol, ethylene glycol. Meat, chicken or eggs must NOT be from factory farmed animals; meat, chicken or eggs must be all-natural, organic or at a minimum, from free ranged animals. Shampoos for pet grooming, Soaps and Cleaners must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients.


49. Pet Salon / Mobile Grooming / Grooming Supplies  

Pet Shampoos, Soaps, Cleaners must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp This category is for pet groomers; for products used by pet groomers, use category Natural Pet Shops / Green Pet Supplies.

 

50. Natural Vet / Holistic Vet / Holistic Pet Care

Category is for holistic /homeopathic /alternative veterinarians or those providing holistic pet care modalities or services. Holistic pet care services may include chiropractic, Reiki, and acupuncture; offering natural medicines, herbal medicines, homeopathy, and supplements or other natural cures; and animal communication.


51. Pet Trainer / Obedience School / Dog Behaviorist Uses humane training tools, techniques and methods incorporating a natural balance of praise and discipline to shape pet behavior, eliminating undesireable behaviors and/or instilling desired behaviors Dog behaviorists help manage animal-owner relationships, and modify problem behaviors, creating a better life for pets and their people.  Our goal is prevention of animal surrender to shelters and euthanization due to behavioral issues.

 

52. Dog Walking / Pet Sitting

Dog walkers use biodegradable doggie-doo bags. Pet sitters use non-toxic cleaners, organic - holistic dog and cat treats. Business places a high priority on the health and wellbeing of the animals.


53. Pet Supply Manufacturer

Pest control products must not contain toxins listed on http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidefactsheets/toxic/index.htm but may contain pesticides rated EPA Acute Toxicity Category: III (slightly toxic) or non-toxic as described by BeyondPesticides.org http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway/index.htm

Pet Shampoos, Soaps, Cleaners must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used.   Organic/Natural pet food must not contain: Animal Grade Animals (too sick/diseased for Human Consumption), By-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.), Fillers (weeds, hulls or chaff), Meat meal, Bone meal, Rendered fats, GMO ingredients, Chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin), Sugar, Propylene glycol, ethylene glycol. Meat, chicken or eggs must NOT be from factory farmed animals; meat, chicken or eggs must be all-natural, organic or at a minimum, from free ranged animals. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 
54. Personal Care Utensils  

Deodorants, fragrances, and nail polish may not contain phthalates, mercury, toluene, petroleum distillates, parabens, or any chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous or above in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some preservatives. Scents may be essential oils, but not ‘fragrances.’  Deodorants must not contain aluminum. Women’s disposable tampons and sanitary napkins must not contain bleached cotton or other fibers, and must be 100% organic cotton.  Reusable, washable menstrual pads may be of either regular cotton or organic cotton.  Cosmetics brushes must be made with cruelty-free synthetic bristles.

 

55. Natural Soap

Must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous or above in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients. Scents must come from herbs, spices, or essential oils. ‘Fragrances’ are disallowed. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


56. Natural Hair Care / Organic Hair Products  

Hair products must not contain PPD (Para-Phenylenediamine), ammonia, Lead acetates/Heavy Metals, toluene and resorcinol, SLS, parabens, petrochemicals, Coal Tar Dyes, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous or above  in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients. Scents must come from herbs, spices, or essential oils. ‘Fragrances’ are disallowed. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 

57. Organic Beauty / Bath & Body  

Scents must be from essential oils as ‘fragrances’ are disallowed.  Products must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com   Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp

Cocamidopropyl Betaine Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=701520

Tocopheryl Acetate Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to:  http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch_free.php?hq=Tocopheryl+Acetate&go=go
Phenoxyethanol Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=704811
Disodium EDTA Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=702146
PEG-XXX Stearate Moderate Hazard where XXX 100 or 40 or 20 or 8 or 150 or or 50 25 or 6 or 2 (PEG-75 is ok) according to:
http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch_free.php?hq=PEG-100+Stearate&go=go

Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients used as preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


58. Beauty Product Manufacturer / Distributor / Services

Scents must be from essential oils as ‘fragrances’ are disallowed.  Products must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com   Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp

Cocamidopropyl Betaine Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=701520

Tocopheryl Acetate Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to:  http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch_free.php?hq=Tocopheryl+Acetate&go=go
Phenoxyethanol Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=704811
Disodium EDTA Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=702146
PEG-XXX Stearate Moderate Hazard where XXX 100 or 40 or 20 or 8 or 150 or or 50 25 or 6 or 2 (PEG-75 is ok) according to:
http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch_free.php?hq=PEG-100+Stearate&go=go

Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients used as preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.

 

 59. Natural Skin Care / Natural Cosmetics

Scents must be from essential oils as ‘fragrances’ are disallowed.  Products must not contain SLS, parabens, petroleum, chemical synthetics or ingredients rated moderately hazardous in www.cosmeticsdatabase.com   Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp

Cocamidopropyl Betaine Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=701520

Tocopheryl Acetate Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to:  http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch_free.php?hq=Tocopheryl+Acetate&go=go
Phenoxyethanol Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=704811
Disodium EDTA Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=702146
PEG-XXX Stearate Moderate Hazard where XXX 100 or 40 or 20 or 8 or 150 or or 50 25 or 6 or 2 (PEG-75 is ok) according to:
http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch_free.php?hq=PEG-100+Stearate&go=go

Sodium Polyacrylate Disallowed ingredient. It is a Moderate Hazard according to: http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch.php?query=Sodium+Polyacrylate

Exceptions may be made for minute amounts of some ingredients used as preservatives. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


60. Art / Entertainment / Recreation  

Art must feature recycled and/or sustainable materials. An effort should be made at entertainment events to recycle, use sustainable materials, and have a message pertaining to lifestyles of health and sustainability.  Recreation may include green expos, events that take place in a natural environment, or human or animal powered outdoor sports like biking, skiing, canoeing or horseback riding.


61. Green Travel Services

Travel services include green travel agencies that can arrange green travel tours or eco tours, and any other eco travel services such as eco-friendly taxi services, eco-friendly boat, canoe or kayak tours, and tourist information services.


62. Eco Lodge / Green Hotel  

Green hotels follow strict green guidelines to ensure that guests are staying in a safe, non-toxic and energy-efficient accommodation. An eco lodge or green hotel must provide an economic return to the local community, incorporate local cultural considerations, and offer several of the following: Housekeeping use of non-toxic cleaning agents and laundry detergent, 100% organic cotton sheets, towels and mattresses, offer a non-smoking environment, use renewable energy sources like solar or wind energy, reduce waste, offer guest room and hotel lobby recycling bins, may offer towel and sheet re-use (guests can tell housekeeping to leave these slightly used items to reduce water consumption), use energy-efficient lighting, provide on-site transportation with green vehicles, serve organic and local-grown food  (Any meat, chicken or eggs served must be organic or at least from free ranged animals), use non-disposable dishes, and offer a newspaper recycling program.

 

63. Green Travel / Ecotourism

Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial tourism. Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights. Generally, ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. Ecotourism typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Ecotourism is intended to offer tourists insight into the impact of human beings on the environment, and to foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.

  
64. Outdoor Gear / Cycling Equipment / Camp Supplies

Supplies like camping backpacks, camping tents, hiking equipment, snowshoes, skis, biking gear and other camping equipment used for human powered recreation in the natural environment. No leather from factory farms is allowed. We allow recycled leather, vintage leather, or leather from organically raised / free-range cows.

 

65. Retreat Center / Health Spa / Spiritual Retreat

Locations where Body / Mind / Spirit programs or services are offered. Programs and services must be holistic and eco-friendly.  


66. General Events

Green expos, alternative health fairs, environmental events, animal rights or welfare events, vegan or vegetarian events. Focus must be on lifestyles of health and sustainability. Events should make an effort to be environmentally sensitive, recycle, and serve non-gmo and non-factory farmed foods.


67. Green Gift / Eco Flowers / Green Stationery

Products include eco-friendly stationery, eco-friendly gift-wrapping, organically grown cut flowers, and incidental gifts for which no other category is suitable.

68.  Eco Fashion / Upcycled Clothing

Cotton Must be organic, "green cotton", hemp/cotton blend, or recycled/reused cotton. (cotton is the 2nd most heavily pesticide treated crop and is not eco-friendly) Silk Clothing or other products cannot contain silk as a major component unless it is Ahimsa silk, Peace silk, silk-cotton tree filaments, or recycled/reused silk. Silk comes from boiling or gassing live silk worms to retrieve the silk from their cocoon. http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=121 Leather No leather from factory farms is allowed. We allow recycled leather, vintage leather, or leather from organically raised / free-range cows.


69.  Hemp  
This category is for products made from low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) strains of the plant 
Cannabis sativa, of fiber and/or oilseed varieties. Allowed hemp products include paper, textiles, clothing, jewelry, accessories, biodegradable plastics, construction materials, health food and fuel.

 

70.  Recycled products

Category for companies that take products or waste from other companies/consumers and turn it into re-usable inputs. It is also for companies that make product from recycled components or inputs. (It is NOT intended for companies that recycle their own wastes or practice a recycling program that should be expected.)


71. Organic cotton  

Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. Organic cotton fabrics and textiles such as sheets and towels are made with organic cotton.


72. Magazines

Print with a focus on issues of natural health, sustainability, and the environment.  Topics range from  environmental coverage  to tracking stewards of the planet; yoga, alternative medicine, body/mind/spirit, green gift guides, organic and local eating guides, non-toxic cosmetics guides and tips for going green. Print magazines should use recycled paper, soy based inks.


73. Videos

 DVD documentaries on issues of natural health, sustainability, and the environment.  May also include ‘how-to’ videos on DIY skills, urban or organic farming, as well as animal welfare.


74.  Books  

Topics may include issues of natural health, sustainability, and the environment.  May also include ‘how-to’ books on DIY skills, urban or organic gardening and farming, as well as animal welfare.

 

75. Organic Food Delivery / Catering / Personal Chef

Organic food delivery services deliver a wide variety of organic, all natural, vegetarian and vegan unprepared foods including produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, honey. Catering includes home delivery of prepared foods (must be organic, all natural, vegetarian or vegan) as well as providing prepared similar prepared foods at special events. A personal chef may provide a meal plan tailored to the needs of the client and/or teach the client menu planning and food preparation shills, and/or  prepare organic, all natural, vegetarian or vegan foods off site for delivery to the client.


76. Health & Food Safety  Includes organic food certifiers such as Oregon Tilth, food systems advocacy such as the Organic Consumers Association or the Cornucopia Institute, natural and alternative health advocacy organizations such as Citizens for Health.


77. Vegetarian / vegan  

Any hard copy media (book, magazine, DVD) dedicated to the promotion and support of Vegetarian, Vegan or Raw Food diets and lifestyles, encouraging a shift toward a plant-based diet.

 

 78. Animal Rights

Any hard copy media (book, magazine, DVD) dedicated to the promotion and support of Animal Rights, encouraging a shift toward elimination of use of animal products.

 

 79. Event

Must be used in conjunction with categories 81 Health & Food Safety Event, 82 Environmental Event, 83, Animal Welfare Event, 84 Animal Sanctuary Event, 85 Vegetarian / Vegan Event, 86 Humane Shelter / Pet Adoption Event, 87 Animal Rights Event or 66 General Event.

 

80. Green Online Media

Digital media including streaming videos, dedicated ‘green’ YouTube channels, holistic and green podcasts, eco-focused websites like Treehugger and Grist, e-magazines, and online streaming radio with a holistic and/or green focus.

 
81. Health & Food Safety Event  

Events dedicated to consumer education, advocacy, and/or the promotion and support of organic food systems; also events dedicated to consumer education, advocacy, and/or the promotion and support of natural and alternative health systems.


82. Environmental Event

 Events dedicated to citizen education, advocacy, and/or the promotion and support of the natural environment, watersheds, state and national parks; also events dedicated to consumer education, advocacy, and/or the promotion and support of sustainability initiatives.


83. Animal Welfare Event

 Events dedicated to citizen education, advocacy, and/or the promotion and support of wild animal populations, farm and research animals, and companion animals. Does not participate with or promote direct non-violent action. May participate in (but not organize) peaceful demonstrations.

 

84 Animal Sanctuary Event  

Events dedicated to citizen education about, advocacy for, and/or the promotion and support of animal sanctuaries.


85. Vegetarian / Vegan Event

Events dedicated to the promotion, advocacy for and support of Vegetarian, Vegan or Raw Food diets and lifestyles, encouraging a shift toward a plant-based diet.


86. Humane Shelter / Pet Adoption Event

Events dedicated to the promotion, advocacy for, and support of humane shelters.  May include fundraisers or volunteer recognition events benefiting Humane Shelters and their staff. Pet adoption events are confined to those held by not-for-profit humane shelters.

 
87. Animal Rights Event  

Events dedicated to advocacy of animal ethics and animal rights. Events evidence concern for animal rights based on awareness that non-human animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being, promoting change in how animals are used by humans. These concerns can include how animals are killed for food, how they are used for scientific research, how they are kept as pets, and how human activities affect the survival of endangered species. May participate with or promote direct non-violent action, and organize demonstrations.

88. Holistic Health Clinics / Naturopaths / Complementary Alternative Medicine / Integrative Medicine

Category is for providers of services integrating conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease and promote optimal health, including holistic health clinics, naturopaths, providers of complementary alternative medicine and integrative medicine.  Providers seek to encourage the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit. Holistic medicine includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual, and lifestyle elements. Healing modes include diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, natural and holistic therapies to enhance the body’s ability to ward off and combat disease.

 
89. Herbalists / Traditional Chinese Herbs / Medicinal Herbs

This category is for herbalists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine that use herbs as remedies, Western and Traditional Chinese Herbs and herbal remedies designed to be ingested or applied topically.  Herbs should be free of pesticides. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists. ‘Legal bud,’ ‘Herbal Smokes,’ ‘Incense Blends,’ Marijuana and Marijuana Alternatives are disallowed.


90. Supplements Store / Vitamins & Supplements

Manufacturers of vitamins and supplements, or retailers whose central focus is the sale of vitamins and supplements. Milk products such as whey must be from rBST free milk. "Soy protein", "soy lecithin" or other soy derivatives, must come from Organic or Identity Preserved (IP) sources. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp No synthetic filler or binders, No artificial colors or flavors. Should be derived from whole food sources and not overly synthesized. Products should be natural: made up of only, or at least almost only, natural ingredients and be manufactured with appropriate processes to maintain ingredient purity.

 

91. Aromatherapy / Essential Oils / Aromatherapists

Practitioners utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  Essential oils should not be denatured, reconstituted or mixed with other chemical compounds. Please insure that ingredient list(s) are on your website or you will need to email us some sample lists.


92. Nutritional Counseling / Holistic Nutritionists / Diet Therapy

Nutritional counseling, nutritionists and diet therapy help a person make and maintain dietary changes. Practitioners support dietary changes needed to promote healthier eating, to adopt a therapeutic diet, or to avoid nutrient-drug interactions. They may help people prevent or manage the onset of obesity, design nutrition programs to make pre and post pregnancy as healthy as can be, or design sport specific nutrition programs for optimal athletic performance.  Practitioners help set realistic nutrition goals, assist with planning meals, improve food management, and provide support in attaining dietary goals.


93 Homeopathy / Natural Home Remedies / Natural Cures

This category is for homeopaths, manufacturers of homeopathic remedies, natural home remedies, and natural cures. Herbs used in products must be pesticide free. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp

 
94. Body Work / Energy Work / Meditation

Bodywork includes massage, yoga, tai-chi, Bowenwork, Feldenkrais, watsu and other holistic modalities that rely on exercises or manipulation of muscles and tissue for health and healing.  Energy work includes Reiki, tui-na, therapeutic touch, chi-gong and joh-rei or other modalities that rely on moving energy through the body to heal disease.  Meditation techniques may include zen, TM, prayer or other practices designed to calm the mind and achieve inner peace.  Category may be used for instruction/classes or practitioners, but not for related products.

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45. Ayurveda / Ayurvedic Practitioner

Practitioners should stress the use of plant-based medicines and treatments, and also exercise, yoga, and meditation. Remedies must not contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic or herbs containing toxic compounds. Products must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp


95. Counseling Center / Spiritual Guidance / Health Coach

Companions on the journey to wholeness may include licensed social workers, psychotherapists, life coaches, health coaches, spiritual counselors, and spiritual guides. We do not provide listings for counseling or education based in pagan religions, wicca, witchcraft, or polytheism.


96. Holistic Dentist

Dental health must promote health and wellness rather than the treatment of disease. Oral health should be considered in relation to the individual’s overall health. They should consider proper nutrition for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease, avoidance and elimination of toxins from dental materials, prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis.

 

97. Chiropractor

Must hold a license in the state of the practice. Supplements with milk products such as whey must be from rBST free milk. Dietary supplements like "Soy protein", "soy lecithin" or other soy derivatives, must come from Organic or Identity Preserved (IP) sources. Therapeutic products or supplements must not contain animal ingredients from factory farmed animals or from humane shelters (euthanized dogs, cats, other animals). Renderings from organically raised, humanely raised, free range animals are acceptable though we prefer that no animal ingredients be used. View list of animal ingredients: http://www.caringconsumer.org/resources_ingredients_list.asp


98. Acupuncture / Acupuncturists

An alternative medicine methodology that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. May include practitioners of traditional chinese medicine, chiropractors using acupuncture as a secondary modality, or practitioners of western medicine in holistic practice. Practitioners must hold a license in the state of practice.

  

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99 Wellness Products / Wellness Services
100 Vegan business  
101 Non-clothing products
102 Vegan food delivery / catering
103 Wholesale Vegan Food / Wholesale Vegetarian Food  
104 Vegan Bakery / Vegan Baked Goods
105 Meat Substitutes
106 Vegan Frozen Foods / Vegetarian Frozen Meals
107 Vegan cereals / soup / meal  
108 Vegan cookies / candy / snacks  
109 Condiments / replacers (egg honey cheese butter)  
110 Kosher bread / muffin / pie / cake
111 Kosher meat / seafood
112 Kosher cookies / candy / snacks  
113 Kosher packaged fruit / vegetables
114 Kosher packaged grains / beans
115 Kosher condiments / herbs / spices / oils  
116 Kosher dairy / eggs
117 Kosher cereal / soup / entree  
118 Kosher frozen / refrigerated  
119 Kosher manufacturer / distributor / services
120 Kosher food delivery / catering
121 Kosher Wine / coffee / tea / juice / cola / beer / soy milk
122 Non-food products (yalmukes tephillan menorahs mezuzah tallis tzizit hat)  
123 Wellness Manufacturer / distributor / services  
124 Baby Service / Baby Manufacturers  
125 Environmental Courses Natural Medicine Courses  

126.  Finance / Business Planning

Includes any finance, business planning or investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social good, encourage corporate practices promoting environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights and diversity. Category includes sustainable, socially conscious, green or ethical investing. 

 
127. Fairtrade

Business must produce or import FairTrade products, or have a FairTrade certification, or sell ONLY FairTrade products. This category is NOT for businesses that carry some FairTrade product to resell to end consumers.


128. Organic Farms / Sustainable Farms  

Organic farming uses natural fertilizers and pesticides but must exclude or strictly limit the use of manufactured (synthetic)fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestoc antibiotics, genetically modified organisms, human sewage sludge, and nanomaterials.  Must instead rely on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Farms may also be certified biodynamic farms.


129. Farming Supplies / Processing  

Feeds, hay, made without the use of pesticides or unnatural fertilizers. Organic fertilizers, soil amendments and enhancers. May also include energy efficient and/or specialized equipment for organic or natural farming such as tractors, cultivators, plows, tillers, harrows, broadcast or air seeders, seed drills, transplanters, harvesters or combines. Also includes specialized organic processing such as milling or freezing.


130. Private Label Manufacturers / Organic Private Label

Organic private label products or services are manufactured or provided by one company for offer under another company's brand. Private label goods and services are available in a wide range of industries from organic food to natural cosmetics to web hosting. Products and services offered under private label must meet our listing criteria for that good or service.

 
131. Professional Services (legal/eng./etc)

When selected, it should normally be the only category. It pertains to legal, finance, marketing, copywriting, website design, SEO, accounting, engineering, etc. services for which no other category is appropriate. Businesses must have a focus of supporting eco-friendly and holistic business, or provide the service in a clearly and uniquely green and eco friendly manner.

132.  Organic Products Wholesale / Green Wholesale

Business purpose is to provide large quantity orders of natural, organic, wholistic or alternative medicine products at true wholesale pricing. Products must meet same criteria as that of the applicable retail category.


133. Organic Cloth / Organic Yarn / Organic Textiles  

Cloth, yarn and textiles must be from fibers grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. Organic cotton fabrics and textiles such are made with organic cotton, "green cotton", hemp/cotton blend, or recycled/reused cotton. Silk products cannot contain silk as a major component unless it is Ahimsa silk, Peace silk, silk-cotton tree filaments, or recycled/reused silk. Silk comes from boiling or gassing live silk worms to retrieve the silk from their cocoon. http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=121

 

Coming Soon
134 Industrial supplies  
135 Importer  
136 Exporter

 
137. Green Packaging / Green Printing

Packaging, boxes and paper made with post consumer and agricultural waste using no chemicals, and less water. Packaging may also use fibers from banana, coffee, hemp, and other agro industrial wastes. If wood pulp is used in manufacture of packaging, boxes and paper, woods must be FSC certified. Printing must use inks made from vegetable oil and soy.  




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