Consumerium - Enhancing Consumer Informedness since 2002 - Kuluttajisto - Kuluttajien voimaannuttamista jo vuodesta 2002
Consumerium itself is a not-for-profit effort to enable display of product information to consumers and feedback to producers and their owners in all countries of the world to enhance the consumer experience and to keep this planet as hospitable as possible. To this end Consumerium is compiling information on the countries of the world, technologies, convenience services for the consumer and more.
Welcome, newcomers to our set of 1,166 Consumerium Effort development wiki articles crafted in the spirit of our philosophy where fairtrade, human rights in business, political consumerism, copyleft, free software, moral purchasing, w:consumer activism and w:shareholder activism are close to the core.
We are collaborating under the GFDL license, to design a healthy buying infrastructure. We are identifying hardware requirements for storage, transport and display of varying levels of product information to consumers and feedback to producers at the point of purchase to enhance the consumer experience, advance product development and to keep this planet as hospitable as possible.
Consumerium.org domain root landing page Wordpress explains the core of Consumerium with links to this wiki and Kuluttajisto.consumerium.org the same thing in Finnish[footnote 1]
Consumerium's lists of constructive services
- Countries of the world is where the local information relevant to Consumerium goals is gathered
Some key articles
How Consumerium differs from Wikipedia in a nutshell - a timeless classic from 2004
“Ethical consumerism is a type of consumer activism that is based on the concept of w:dollar voting. It is practiced through 'positive buying' in that ethical products are favoured, or 'moral boycott', that is negative purchasing and company-based purchasing.”
Visit also these sites
For decision makers
The Executive Summary page is a 5 minute read to Consumerium.
FRDM.co offers for-a-fee services that find and fix risks in supply chains
Be a conscientious consumer
ResponsibleShopper.org ( USA )
TheGoodShoppingGuide.com ( UK )
Buycott.com a mobile and web app with same goals as Consumerium: consumer empowerment.
Be a part of the activist momentum
SumOfUs.org ( World-wide activist effort )
Utopia.de ( Deutsch )
Be smart about computer issues
AlternativeTo.net crowdsourced software and website recommendations
The Green Web Foundation (.org) Green hosting selection site and browser add-on
BuiltWith.com see what websites are made with (few free samples without free account, some more with a free account and paid accounts up-to-unlimited searches)
The Hunger Site - Donate food to the hungry by clicking once a day
Donate your spare computing resources to advance science and Join Team Consumerium.org on World Community Grid by following this link.
Get in touch
Thank yous for tech
.. but it has always helped w:Linux to be.
Relying on Mediawiki to work towards the Consumerium goals since 2003.
Choice of RDBMS is w:MariaDB, a fork back by the original people behind MySQL.
Consumerium has been relying on copyleft w:Debian GNU/Linux Stable-branch servers for over 10 years.
For editing practice, try playing in the Sandbox.
Use [[w:Fairtrade]] to link to Wikipedia's article on fairtrade and [[w:fr:Commerce équitable]] to link to the article in the French Wikipedia as simple as that. ( works for all languages, just insert w:the correct lang code ). Avoid unnecessary replicating, we're in the GFDL part of the world after all :)