Earth911 Podcast: HowGood Product Sustainability Data Could Unlock a Regenerative Revolution
Alexander Gillett, chief executive officer at HowGood, discusses the 15-year effort that produced the largest database of product sustainability data. HowGood announced a new round of funding today, and Alex shares how they will use the funds to expand their coverage and enable companies to get insights into the Scope 3 CO2 emissions associated with their supply chains. The Stone Ridge, N.Y.-based company’s HowGood Latis platform covers more than 33,000 ingredients, chemicals, and materials along with sourcing information — where and how the product is grown or made — and the environmental impacts associated with food and other products. With that kind of information at our fingertips, shoppers are able to make fully informed decisions about what we buy based on how it contributes to climate progress and the rise of a regenerative food supply.
Awareness about the growing impact of climate change has reached a critical mass, and most people now understand it’s important to act. The question is how? Choosing low-carbon and low-environmental impact products, especially food, which accounts for a third of human greenhouse gas emissions according to the United Nations, can help consumers take important steps that protect the environment. HowGood information is currently available to consumers through the HowGood app for iPhone and to product manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and other businesses that use it to find more sustainable options for making new products. You can learn more about HowGood at howgood.com