EcoLogo - Environmental Choice



EcoLogo - Environmental Choiceecologo


EcoLogo is North America’s most widely recognized and respected certification of environmental leadership. By setting standards and certifying products in more than 120 categories, EcoLogo helps you identify, trust, buy, and sell environmentally preferable (“green”) goods and services. On the Ecologo website, you’ll find more than 7,000 EcoLogo-certified products from hundreds of manufacturers.


Launched by the Canadian federal government in 1988, EcoLogo has grown to serve buyers and sellers of green products throughout the United States and Canada, and around the world. In fact, EcoLogo is North America’s oldest environmental standard and certification organization (and the second oldest in the world). It is the only North American standard accredited by the Global Ecolabeling Network as meeting the international ISO 14024 standard for environmental labels.


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The EcoLogo program is managed by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, Inc.


TerraChoice have developed a great program to highlight big businesses "greening" of their products for "sales purposes". I highly recommend a visit to their site.

More GREEN Certifications

Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C)

Cradle-to-cradle certification sets a high standard for "environmentally intelligent" design, by examining the entire life cycle of environmentally safe and healthy materials. See

Energy Star

Energy Star, used in North America, Europe, Australia and elsewhere identifies products that use substantially less energy than comparable products. See and .

Environmental Choice

Canada's Environmental Choice logo certifies a product or service as environmentally responsible based on life cycle analysis of harmful emissions, recycled content, water use, energy efficiency and other factors. This certification has generally been replaced by the EcoLogo certification mentioned above. See . EcoLabel

European Eco-Label

The Eco-label flower is used throughout the European Union to identify goods and services that meet strict scientific criteria for minimizing environmental impacts. See .

Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Counsel (FSC) sets standards for responsible forest management and certifies wood and paper products. See .


Good Environmental Choice

Australia's independent Environmental Choice label identifies products and services that have a smaller ecological footprint than their competitors. See .

Green Guard

The Green Guard Environmental Institute certifies low-emission building materials and indoor products. See .

Green Seal

Green Seal

An independent non-profit founded in 1989, Green Seal certifies thousands of products and services that meet science-based environmental standards that are credible and transparent. Green Seal utilizes a life-cycle approach to ensure tangible reductions in the whole environmental footprint. They are ANSI-accredited and meet ISO and GEN requirements. Products only earn Green Seal certification after a rigorous evaluation, including an on-site audit. See .


GreenSpec certifies a wide range of building, renovation and home furnishing products. See . SCS Certified

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)

SCS certifies food, flowers, fish, electricity, wood products and manufactured goods, for various levels of environmental performance. Their Indoor Advantage certification program guarantees that products used indoors have minimal or no volatile organic carbon emissions (VOC). See .




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