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Sustainable Purchasing

Did you know that the products you buy affect more than just your bank account?

The materials and the practices that manufacturers and companies choose have an impact on animals, plants, water, soil, and air.

Green methods, like shade-growing coffee and cocoa, preserve the natural forest and plant diversity and provides a home for birds and other wildlife. Making paper without chlorine keeps harmful chemicals out of our environment, benefiting both animals and people.

Many companies are catching on that green, sustainable production is the wise choice for them, for their consumers, and for the planet. Here are some tips for identifying green products and things to keep in mind while you shop.

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Chocolate

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Coffee

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Wood

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Paper

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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