Update: after FIJI Water ran an ad joking that it “wasn’t bottled in Cleveland,” the Cleveland Water Department proved that Fiji Water contained the highest levels of arsenic and other contaminants when compared to Cleveland tap water and other bottled brands (washingtonpost.com)
Mother Jones opens a can of whoop-ass on Fiji.
Was just at Whole Foods, after getting dinner at The Laughing Goat and running into Cowboy Daniel, when I was stopped in my tracks by a magazine cover…devoted completely to skewering one of the greatest examples of “Greenwashing” this decade.
What other greenwashing bs’ing companies would you like to see taken to task, and walk their talk? Recently, I’ve written on Starbucks (which I lauded for recent improvements, though I won’t patronize ’em, yet), Bear Naked, Silk Soy, Whole Foods (which I defended) and am preparing an article on TOMS shoes, one of my favorite companies.
Click the cover below (after reading the title captions), for more. And congrats and thanks to MJ for using their cover to effect and provoke dialogue and, hopefully, positive change.
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Dear Woman in the White Car at Margaritas Mexican Grill in West Memphis, Arkansas on July 15th, 2012. When your Heart is Wounded, I will Hold your Hand. Hot Love with a Leo.