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Jen Gong
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Influcencing consumers to make better choices
Interests: social enterprise, eco, green, sustainability, impact investing,
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Today, I came across Metaphor, a candle/art piece designed by Jefferson de Jesus from the Philippines. The aptly named piece is a metaphor of how our actions are setting off a chain of events that is harming the earth. This comes at the detriment of others who share this world,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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"Every day in the United States, over 16,000 tons of clothing and textiles are thrown away + over 100,000 women are being sex trafficked" These two problems may not seem to be connected, but Hello Rewind is helping kill these two problems with one stone -- well, with laptop sleeves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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Back from a loooong hiatus, and ready for some digging. My first find comes via an article on treehugger about designer Mina Kwag's Only +1 Degree designs. From cups to t-shirts, this designer let's people know that climate change is a serious problem. I especially like her cups, which reminds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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"The Cherokee Indians say when we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. This simple yet powerful creed embodies the philosophy that brought Mirimichi to life—to honor the land and the living ecosystem that Mirimichi shares with nature. " I recently picked up golf, so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
Jen Gong is now following Mirimichi Golf Course
Sep 10, 2010
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From the rainforests of Colombia comes MiuChic, an adorable jewelry collection that tries to make a difference. All the pieces are made from nuts from the tagua palm, which grows in South Amerian tropical forests. When you purchase from them, you are helping to stimulate the local economy, which hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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So here at The Good Consumerist, I try to inform readers about making socially and enviromentally meaningful purchases. But I just came across this list of 24 ridiculously expensive (and just plain ridiculous) items (via Cool Material) and I had to share. The article really exposes the insanity of our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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If you have a few days of paid leave left, you might be contemplating on a holiday destination. Well here is a little help from Ethical Traveler, which has ranked all developing nations on environmental protection, social welfare and human rights, to come up with the top 10 most ethical... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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Having travelled to many a rural villages over the past year, I have come across the "I have only 1 hour left on my computer!!!" problem. So I had to mention the Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Bag. At $499, it is pretty expensive, but this little baby can such enough... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
Maker Faire Africa"is a celebration of African ingenuity, innovation and invention." This exhibition of sorts just finished a successful second year in Nairobi and displayed some really cool gadgets designed in and for Africa. The aim of MFA is tocreate a platform to be identify and bring to life African... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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So Leaf Tie by Asia based Lufdesign, has been tweeted like hotcakes! And indeed its super cute and functional. Not to mention "the profits made from this product are used to benefit causes for ecology campaigns." BUT what really caught my eye was another product called FORK AND CREAM SAUCE.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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photo: Marco Townsend Chanced upon a tweet by @riversgr leading me to learn about rock paper. Yea, you heard me, paper made from rock. And here I was thinking the only connection between the two was that paper trumps rock! Apparently the material, called TerraSkin, is made when you pulverize... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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Found this amazing cork purse on ethical ocean, an online retailer that sells all things green & good. It makes we want to either 1) put on a snazzy outfit and go clubbing 2) open a wine bottle  Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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If you are a car buyer, you have much to consider. How much is the car? Can I fit my 4 kids in it? Will I look cool and be the subject of envy? Amongst all that, you will also want to consider fuel efficiency. No sweat, the Environmental Protection... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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If you haven't chanced across Uncommon Goods, well then you should. It has some increadibly unique finds like this record clock, where you send in your old record and artist Jeff Davis will transform it into a clock? or this pair of earrings made in Colombia from tagua nuts ?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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During my five months in India, working with MEC, I saw both amazing wonders and heartbreaking places. India is home to some of the biggest slums in the world, so I am really happy to stumble across Rag Bag, a line of great looking prodcuts that has been "upcycled" from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
Sometimes the potential for something great is right in front of you. Coming across this wonderful neatorama snippet today, I am amazed by this family's DIY project of turning their unused pool into a self-sufficient greenhouse. They spent $1500 on the creation which now provides them with 8 eggs a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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Crop to Cup buys directly from African coffee farmers and sells them in various markets. Farmers are given a fair wage and are trained on best practices. C2C also puts 10% of the profits back into developing local communities. BUT WAIT, the neatest part is how C2C allows buyers to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
Jen Gong is now following Brenttelmore
Aug 28, 2010
Jen Gong is now following Rosie R Zhang
Aug 28, 2010
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So ever since my friend Fei went on this Gimlet craze and introduced me to Mad Men, I've been addicted. The show is rich with styles from the 60s and is replete with visual pleasures. So imagine my giddiness to stumble upon a post at Eco Salon featuring MM inspired... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
In this TED video, Jason Clay raises an interesting point about sustainability. We've all been thinking about itfrom a consumer point of view, but he argues that consumers can never make fully informed decisions. Instead sustainabilty has to be a precompetitive issue. If we can just change the way 100... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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While I hate paper cuts, I'd gladly cover up my boo-boo with these fun bling band-aids by Cynthia Rowley. In addition to dressing up your wound, one dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 27, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
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If you think fashion needs a makeover, you are not alone. Enter The GreenShows, NY Fashion Week's green event that is "exclusively committed to eco-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion". From Sep12th -14th NYC will be treated to shows from 10 of the most creative eco-friendly labels: ASHTON MICHAEL BLACK LABEL... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at THE GOOD CONSUMERIST
Jen Gong is now following Tomi T Ahonen
Aug 26, 2010