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A Green Cheat Sheet for Holiday Shoppers

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MarkBoyer

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We've posted a green gift guide and a list of very un-green holiday no-nos, but what about the iPods and plasma TVs and all the other potential gifts that didn't make those lists? Last month, the environmental consumer advocacy group Climate Counts released its third annual environmental scorecard, which grades big companies on their efforts to clean up their act.

The biggest winner this year is Nike, because the company has worked to be more transparent and has "established clear goals to reduce the company's greenhouse gas emissions." Other big winners include the organic dairy company Stonyfield Farm and Hewlett-Packard. Most of the airlines and hotels were given very low marks on the scorecard, while all of the electronics companies that were included on the scorecard are on the rise. 

Curious about the carbon footprint of your holiday gifts? Take a look at the scorecard.

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