Save the planet, nitwit! New ways to be smart about going green

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Today is Earth Day, and many of us are patting ourselves on the back for going green. But despite your wise decisions to buy CFL lightbulbs, zero VOC paint, and phospate-free soap, it turns out most products that advertise themselves as green are barely scratching the surface. But there's good news! Advances in new sciences like industrial ecology mean we are on our way to a greener future. Here to explain what that all means and what small steps you can really take, The Takeaway talks to Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything.

Databases like Good Guide and Skin Deep can help consumers choose products that are green and healthy.

For more tips on saving the planet, watch the Planeteer Alert below.