Thanks for visiting IzzitGreen.com. Here’s a short list of the questions we receive most often – along with the best answers we’ve got! If you don’t find the answer to your question, please visit out help section and give us a shout through our support forums on GetSatisfaction. Thanks!
How does Izzit define ‘green’?
Izzit defines green the way you define green – and no, that’s not an entirely cheeky answer!
We believe very firmly that innovative, sustainably-produced and green-marketed products are a driving force in the greening of our global economy. Sustainably designed products teach us how good products can be, and green-marketed products give us a chance to ask ‘is that good enough for me?’
That interplay between innovative products and consumers’ ‘is it green enough’ opinion drives IzzitGreen.com. Izzit’s job is to scour the marketplace for innovative and compelling sustainable and green-marketed products for you to check-out, learn about and possibly purchase. We strive to find the great-green stuff, and sincerely hope that you’ll share your opinions on whether or not those products are ‘good enough and green enough for you.’
After all, for you the magic green equation may hinge on organic ingredients, non-toxic materials and responsible packaging, while others are more focused on fair trade, recycling and waste streams. By sharing those opinions, we’ll all grow a little smarter and a little greener.
And if the products on IzzitGreen.com are great enough and green enough for you – we hope you buy some from our merchant partners!
Why no packaged goods like household cleaners, toiletries or everday food products?
Two reasons really – firstly, as a small company we can’t be all things to all people, and we know there are great sources to do the product research on those kinds of products already in the market.
Secondly, and maybe more importantly, we know that folks generally don’t ‘shop’ as much for those products online as they do for bigger items like clothing, furniture and outdoor gear. And since we can’t be all things to all people, we decided to specialize in the products consumers do ‘shop’ for. And by shop, we mean research, compare, consider and discover.
Don’t get us wrong; we know shoppers ‘buy’ lots of consumer packaged goods (CPG) online, we’re just not sure they ‘shop’ for those products online. But our guess is that the last time you chose an all-natural cleaner over the ol’ bottle of chemicals, you made that choice in a grocery store, pharmacy or big-box retailer – not while doing product comparisons on a website.
IzzitGreen doesn’t tell me something I want to know! What should I do?
We’re a young and passionate company – and our goal is to become your source for the Good-Green Stuff, but we know we’re not all the way there yet. We still have lots of features to add, products to discover and knowledgeable green-minded consumers to attract.
Just know this, we strive every day to make IzzitGreen.com brilliant, and we have lots of great ideas of how we can make the site far better than it is today – but we also want to know how you think we can improve it. So please let us know!
The best way to do that is to go to our GetSatisfaction portal and share your questions, insights, concerns and ideas. Thanks.
IzzitGreen is a for-profit company, right? How do you make money?
IzzitGreen.com is, indeed a for-profit company – and our revenue comes mainly from affiliates fees. Specifically, we earn a percentage of the purchases our visitors spend when they choose to purchase products from one of our merchant partners.
We think this is the best-aligned business model for IzzitGreen.com. After all, our promise to our visitors is that we’ll search for the best, greenest and most innovative products in the market. If we deliver on that commitment, you’ll value our site, will start your online shopping for green products with us, and will purchase some of what you find on Izzit.
So if you like IzzitGreen.com and you think we’re onto to something good and green – please support us by making your purchases through our merchant partners. That way, we can continue to add features, products and voices to the green marketplace!
What’s up with the Sasquatch? That’s a Green Sasquatch right?
That’s the actual being known as Izzit Green. He is indeed a green ‘squatch, and he serves many purposes. One, he’s a lovable hero and that should be good enough for most. But he also helps to remind us that although the environmental problems facing our planet are extremely serious, we need to remain positive and seek creative, innovative and positive solutions. You could say he’s the green patron saint of chin-up, chest-out mentality. And he’s fuzzy.
You may have also noticed his little red sidekick. That’s Mo. Yes, Mo Green. He’s a voice of reason and a genuinely nice bird – so long as you remember that ‘you don’t buy out Mo Green, Mo Green buys out you!’