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Jay K. Patient Expert

Redmond, Washington
My name is Jay Kilby, and I am the creator and owner of Think 2100 (formerly WeBuyItGreen), which is located in Redmond, Washington. I received a doctorate from The University of Chicago in 1991 (seems eons ago now) and have since led a career in teaching. The purpose of Think 2100 is to... Full Bio
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Fair Trade Gifts that Change the World: Juana Cholotio’s Story by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade This is the first in a series at WeBuyItGreen calledFair Trade Gifts that Change the World, which attempts to show ... Read on »
On the Lighter Side: The War on Greenwashing by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade In case you haven’t heard, Nestles has come out with an “Eco-Shaped” bottle for water.  They are telling us it’s goo ... Read on »
Response to Climate Change: Can We Do This? by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade Deflated Mylar balloons sag above the third tier of the schoolyard bleachers marking a memorial for three young victim ... Read on »
Fair Trade Coffee Unfair? by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade I recently discovered the following argument made by an international coffee trader on theWorld Bank's Private Sector ... Read on »
Is Bamboo A Green Product? by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade I recently had a discussion about WeBuyItGreen with a builder on another site.  He saw the Tropical Bamboo Hideaway ... Read on »
Take the Tap Water Movement Pledge: Avoid Bottled Water by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living, fair trade and tap water If you have been a regular at the WeBuyItGreen Blog, you may have noticed that I rant quite often about bot ... Read on »
How to Buy Green Products by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade    "I’ve heard some people say that bamboo clothing is good for the environment, but others say that it isn’t because o ... Read on »
Greenwashing: Consumer Resources for Buying Green Products by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade In addition tocertification programsandFTC regulation, the consumer has several online resources that can help with id ... Read on »
Regulation of Greenwashing by the Federal Trade Commission by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade In addition togreen certificationprograms, government regulation provides the consumer some degree of protection aga ... Read on »
Greenwashing: Certification of Green Products by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade One resource that can help consumers to combat greenwashing is certification.  There are a number of highly reputabl ... Read on »
Greenwashing: Green Buyer Beware by Jay K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living ByWeBuyItGreen: promoting green living and fair trade By now, many of you may be familiar with a study entitledThe Six Sins of Greenwashing,conducted by TerraChoice Envir ... Read on »