I try to strive daily to make choices that go along with my values. In this crazy, materialistic world, that can be quite the challenge. Not only do I want to buy environmentally friendly products, but I also don’t want to buy from companies that use child labor and ingredients that are unhealthy. I just need a new shirt or something to clean my counters or one of the endless number of items we seem to find ourselves needing all the time. Maybe I could make it myself, but who has the time for that?
This is why I love The Good Guide. I first learned about it in one of my environmental policy classes last year. It has been around for a few years and is honestly one of the most convenient apps I’ve ever used.
It’s incredibly simple. I just scan the product and then ratings will pop up. It shows everything that I would like to just see on the label! It shows ratings based on health, environment, and society. It was created and is run by academics at a variety of universities. The founder, Dara O’Rouke of UC Berkeley, leads his team of scientists in the Good Guide organization.
You know those Staples commercials that say, “Hit the easy button”?
The Good Guide is my ultimate easy button. It is the perfect way to see if the products you buy match the values you hold dearly.
What are you waiting for?! Get the Good Guide RIGHT NOW.