Monday, October 16, 2006

BUY BLUE

A friend of mine sent me a link to an interesting US site called BuyBlue.Org, a reference to the fact that states in the US who voted democratic in the last presidential election were shown on TV maps as "Blue" states, while those who voted for Bush were Red. This has since become a national shorthand for blue states=liberal.

This site has as a Mission Statement : BuyBlue.org supports businesses that share our progressive values and ideals. We believe in a triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. BuyBlue.org uses our power as consumers to vote with our wallets, supporting businesses that abide by sustainability, workers' rights, environmental standards, and corporate transparency. At the same time, BuyBlue.org focuses sharply on businesses that violate the essential values of a sustainable, fair and profitable society through their policies and the politicians they support.

For those who, as I do, wish to support businesses who believe in these things, the site could become a valuable reference. I haven't checked it out in detail yet, and am interested in what you all have to say about it as well.

1 Comments:

Blogger Songbird said...

We haven't been back to The Olive Garden since we found BuyBlue shortly after the 2004 election. Choosing where we spend our disposable income on this basis made us feel a little less powerless!

11:31 PM  

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