Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Ellis Jones

Poster for Ellis Jones lecture on March 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm in Dinand Library

Join Professor Ellis Jones for a reading and discussion of his book, The Better World Shopping Guide.

The Better World Shopping Guide, 6th Edition (2017) is the end result of a ten year research project to create a comprehensive, up-to-date, reliable account of the social and environmental responsibility of every company currently producing consumer goods for the US marketplace and to make the results available in a practical form that individuals can use in their everyday lives. The book is based on a comprehensive database of over 2000 companies and synthesizes over 50 sources of public, private, and nonprofit data to cover a range of issues including the environment, human rights, community impact, animal protection, and social justice. Whether you’re looking for chocolate, holiday gifts, or just the most eco-friendly gasoline to put in your tank, this guide tells you what your best options are for responsible choices. Besides the pocket-sized guidebook, the A to F rankings are available online and as an app for iPhones. The book has sold over 150,000 copies.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at
, or at 508-793-3886.