Consumerium list of lists

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Welcome to Consum(er)ium list of lists[edit]

Consum(er)ium lists of consumer convenience services[edit]

Consum(er)ium list of sites for the ethical consumer[edit]

  • The Ethical Consumer - The UK's only alternative consumer organisation looking at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names.
  • Fairtrade Labelling Organizations FLO International (fairtrade.net)
  • The Good Shopping Guide - UK
  • Responsible Shopper A project run by Co-op America that has very convergent goal with us and they actually have a searchable DB online with 350 big companies investigated.
  • Transnationale (.org) - Consumer guides to Multinationals and shopping. Transnationale.org provides comprehensive information on more than 13,000 companies around the world. We report social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands, membership to the most influential lobbies, public relations and opinion making, managers name and position, shareholders and subsidiaries, plants locations and offshore centers, brand and corporate image management.

Other consumer oriented sites[edit]


Consumer art[edit]

  • Adbusters Media Foundation(.org) is a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Their aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century.
  • Corporate Fallout Detector an art project by James Patten- Now version 2!

Consumer on the move[edit]

  • Lists of shared and alternative transport and journey planners - Ridesharing aka. carpooling, car sharing, multimodal transport network finders and more
  • Wikitravel (.org) - a travel guide - boycotts should include not going places where people do rotten things, since tourism has an eco-impact and sends messages of approval too. Licensed under the Creative Commons CC-A-SA license. A wiki to discover new places to eat, stay, enjoy and experience.
  • Wikivoyage (.org) is a fork of Wikitravel with the muscle and userbase of the Wikimedia Foundation behind it.

Consumer oriented filantrophy sites[edit]

Feeling frustrated? Do something useful, it'll make you feel better

  • World Community Grid (.org) - Donate your spare CPU cycles ( processor time ) to work for good of the world at the price of the added electricity consumption of burning your CPU hot instead of it kicking back and lowering electricity consumption when it has much idle time.

Activist oriented sites[edit]

  • Greenpeace (.org) - Agenda: Environmentalism, safe trade, oceans, climate and opposing dangerous technology
  • Human Rights Watch (.org) - Agenda: Human Rights
  • Infoshop.org is a portal linking content on the net of interest to the anarchist and anti-authoritarian community. In the spirit of anarchism, it is a collaborative project that encourages participation and networking of resources. Part of this network is the often updated Infoshop News.
  • The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements - IFOAM (.bio) is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement, which represents close to 800 affiliates in 117 countries. ( Wikipedia )
  • SourceWatch (.org) - Propaganda and no body detection, since these always work to the detriment of some body. - A collaborative effort to investigate public relations operations and operatives by The Center for Media and Democracy. Formerly known as Disinfopedia. It is a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. And yes, it's in the GFDL part of the world (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
  • http://sumofus.org/ - World-wide activist effort
  • TheyRule (.net)- Topic map style visual presentations of interrelations of Companies, executives and stuff in the US mostly. They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class.
  • Transparency International (.org) - Agenda: Fighting corruption. Lot's of good stuff on sustainable development, good corporate citizenship and lots more
  • Worldwatch Institute (.org) - An independent research organization working for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society.

Business ethics and other sites for businesses[edit]


List of social media where you can like Consum(er)ium[edit]

Technical solutions and information sources useful to Consum(er)ium[edit]

(note: Meta-Wikipedia is now devoted to software imperialism and mediawiki hegemony, and cannot be considered a valid forum to discuss any such "standard"; As an example of a failed attempt to organize against a cabal, see theUnited Wikipedias Forum - how to get a huge 40-language project governed in Simple English without a cabal taking it over completely. Obviously this has failed.

GFDL corpus sources of information[edit]

  • GFDL Corpus despite the various thugs trying to control it for their own commercial interests
    • Wikipedia (.org) The free encyclopedia, all content is under GFDL. - (Running MediaWiki) use [[w:Article name]]
    • Wikibooks (.org) Yet another great idea being put forward by WikiMedia Foundation. Wikibooks is dedicated to developing and disseminating free, open content textbooks and other classroom texts - (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
      • Cookbook - One of the wikibooks that is of particular interest is the cookbook. Includes information on vegan and vegetarian food as well as other moral purchasing. - (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
    • Wiktionary - The free dictionary and thesaurus in every language. GFDL also. Not much happening there now. - (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
    • Simple English Wikipedia (.org) - educating people all over the world, finding out what they care about, recruiting those who can keep opinion wiki up to date. This is the translation base for all Wikipedias, and may be necessary for use to provide background notes in any language for Consumerium advice.

More may be located via the WikiApiary(.com) that tracking 8,000+ MediaWiki wikis


Miscellaneous projects[edit]

The Consum(er)ium eternally incomplete list of stuff by country[edit]

Africa[edit]

Kenya[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Australia[edit]

* http://goodonyou.org.au/ Apps for Android and iOS by ECA for the clothing shopping consumer.

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • "Earth Reforesting System" - not sure if this is going to work, but, at least they started with mediawiki, so maybe they are just waiting for others to chip in, just like Consumerium did. Mostly in Japanese.

New Zealand[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

  • Fairtrade organisation: yes

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

  • Consumer empowerment efforts
    • http://kulutusjuhla.fi/ ( Consumption Celebration ) which inherited the now defunct Consumer Gadget association's funds

Relevant wikipedia articles[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Inventions: Printing press, intermodal public transport route planner

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxemburg[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

USA[edit]

South America[edit]

Brazil[edit]


Assortments of links[edit]

and finally Consum(er)ium alphabetical list of projects and stuff that doesn't exist any more.