START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Back-to-Cool: Shopping with Climate Change in Mind

How Companies are Scored
Climate Counts scores companies on a 0-100 point scale, with 22 criteria to determine if companies have:

  • MEASURED their climate footprint
  • REDUCED their impact on global warming
  • SUPPORTED (or suggest intent to back) progressive climate action
  • DISCLOSED their climate actions publicly and clearly

So far, Climate Counts has scored 140 companies in 16 sectors. Those 140 companies represent over 3,000 of the world’s most well-known brands.

Getting Results
Between 2008 and 2009, 90 percent of companies scored by Climate Counts improved their scores by at least 22 percent. Those companies have taken steps to measure their climate footprint and reduce their climate impact.

Consumer choices matter. You can have an impact with your voice — call them, email them, tell them why you are taking your business to the competition… and you can have an impact with your wallet. When it comes to the bottom line, companies will take action to protect their brand and their reputation.

If climate change is important to you, check company scores and support those that take responsibility… urge them on a path toward sustainability.

If you’re heading out to finish up that back-to-school shopping, find out who is behind the products you are purchasing and let them know that “Climate Counts.”

For more information about the Back-2-Cool Campaign and to check company scores, visit: * and on Facebook * and on Twitter.

More on Back-to-School Shopping: Backpack Safety Tips

Photo credit: Back-2-Cool Campaign

Writer Ann Pietrangelo embraces the concept of personal responsibility for health and wellness. As a person living with multiple sclerosis, she combines a healthy lifestyle and education with modern medicine, and seeks to provide information and support to others. She is a regular contributor to Care2 Causes. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo

Read more: Children, Conscious Consumer, Do Good, Family, News & Issues, , , , ,

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


+ add your own
2:41AM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:32AM PST on Mar 1, 2011

Thanks for the info.

8:14AM PDT on Sep 9, 2010

Thanks for posting.

7:58AM PDT on Sep 8, 2010


12:48AM PDT on Sep 8, 2010

noted :-)

2:53AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010


12:48AM PDT on Sep 6, 2010


5:08PM PDT on Sep 5, 2010

I checked out and the corporate footprints scores. How interesting! Since I live in the country, I have practically stopped going in to town to shop. I order most everything online and do not expedite shipping. The shippers I use are the ones who are most concerned about our climate and only deliver in the area when they have many deliveries! Good information. Thanks!

12:40PM PDT on Sep 5, 2010


12:27PM PDT on Sep 5, 2010


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I have 6 dogs! They're all great housebroken dogs. Sometimes, when I'm gone a long time, I put a fem…

thanks from the houseplants of the world!

One thing I didn't see here is: leg hold traps! These tools of torture are allowed on publi…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!