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List Rules Upvote the brands you love that most that incorporate eco-friendly business practices and make environmentally friendly products.

With climate change on the rise, droughts and extreme weather becoming all the more common, and signs of environmental degradation all around us, it is more important than ever to make smart, eco-friendly choices with your shopping dollars and the products you buy. Companies all over the world are creating high quality green products, and choosing to run their business in environmentally savvy ways as well. Which are the best eco-friendly brands on the market?

Companies like IKEA and New Belgium are greening their production methods, while others, like Seventh Generation, offer consumers eco-friendly cleaning products and items that have a minimal impact on the natural world. It's incredibly important to recycle and reuse as much as possible, but putting your shopping dollars towards eco brands like those on this list makes a huge difference too.

The brands on this list are also proving that producing green products in green ways doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Vote up the best environmentally friendly brands below, and then vote with your dollar next time you're at the store!
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Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Tesla Motors Automotive industry - Electric cars that reduce dependence on oil.

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Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Patagonia, Inc. Clothing, Retail - This outdoor brand gives 1% of all sales to environmental groups and will recycle your old stuff for you!

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Dr. Bronner's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Dr. Bronner's These "magic" soaps are all about social and environmental responsibility, as well as offering light reading for the shower.

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Amy's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Elise Hennigan added Amy's Kitchen Easy, delicious, vegetarian meals made with natural and organic ingredients

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Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Whole Foods Market Supermarket - A national grocery chain that keeps sustainability at the forefront of their business.

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Annie's Homegrown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Annie's Homegrown Organic snacks, pastas, and meals to die for. Try the Cheddar Bunnies!

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Tom's of Maine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Tom's of Maine Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations - Who doesn't love this classic, natural toothpaste?

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Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Ben & Jerry's Retail, Food processing - The best ice cream around supports GMO labeling, fair trade, and sustainable dairy.

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Toms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Toms Shoes made with vegan and sustainable materials.

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Seventh Generation Inc. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Seventh Generation Inc. Industrial and Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers - Their name indicates their effort to nurture the health of the next seven generations.

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J.R. Watkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
J.R. Watkins Founded in 1868, they use only the finest natural ingredients.

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Clif Bar & Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Clif Bar & Company They have a staff ecologist!

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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Delicious smelling soaps made with ingredients you don't have to worry about.

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New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
New Belgium Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - The brewer carefully tracks its environmental impact and is constantly working to reduce and streamline natural resource use.

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BMW is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
amsmaia added BMW Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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The Body Shop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
The Body Shop Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations - Their core values and "Protect the Planet" campaign are working to reduce impact and create quality natural products.

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REI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
REI The outdoor gear juggernaut is working to become climate-neutral by 2020.

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Applegate Farms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Applegate Farms Delicious meat products that you don't have to wonder about.

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Method is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Method Natural cleaning products that keep the earth in mind.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Amy Boal added Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing - Run by solar energy, largest buyer of US organic hobs, and 99% of plant's solid waste is diverted from landfills.

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Ecosia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
julian-matthias added Ecosia

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VAUDE is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
julian-matthias added VAUDE Sports equipment

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Eco Eyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
tommyj19666 added Eco Eyes Eco Friendly Eyeglasses and Sunglases.  With and without prescriptions.  They plant 5 trees for every frame sold.  Think Warby Parker but for the enviroment.

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Toyota Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Toyota Motor Corporation Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry - Home of the Prius.

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Blue Avocado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Blue Avocado You and Lauren Conrad will save the earth together!

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Kashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Kashi Food Manufacturing - A strong supporter of organic agriculture and the Non-GMO project.

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Bob's Red Mill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Bob's Red Mill The gold standard in grains, Bob's sources from farmers they actually know, and many products are USDA certified organic.

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Bioland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
GreivinLopezPaniagua added Bioland http://www.bio-land.org/home.html

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Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Stella McCartney Her clothing line is vegan and eco-friendly.

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GDiapers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
GDiapers Why not compost your little one's diapers? Now you can!