Baking for Good

Started by New Yorker Emily Dubner, the online bakery Baking for Good donates 15% of each purchase to a cause chosen by the customer. By tying charity to a guilty pleasure, Baking for Good allows customers to feel better about gifting or consuming scrumptious snacks and desserts and makes it easy to give back. With a list of nonprofits and community causes almost as extensive …

Kidlandia Custom Maps For Kids

Kidlandia, a website that lets you create personalized fantasy maps for kids, evolved from illustrator, entrepreneur and former Disney producer Brian Backus' intricate, personalized maps that he started making a few years ago. His custom-made maps of fantasy kingdoms featured names and places that were part of the child's life, creating an endless source of fun and fantasy. He quickly realized that an online version …

Askinosie Chocolate

You mightn't think the backstory of a chocolate bar too fascinating. That is until you come across Besides the direct relationship with cocoa farmers (which includes paying above fair trade prices and profit sharing), Askinosie has taken numerous steps toward building a socially responsible, ecologically sound business. While the Springfield chocolate factory was renovated following green guidelines, the packaging is comprised of natural, home compost …