From Rainforest Energy Drinks to Handcrafted Sustainable Tea

 - Jul 8, 2011
As Western lives seemingly become busier and busier, individually packaged drinks have been increasingly consumed and marketed, but these easy ethical beverages ditch your typical soda for a sip with more substance. Whether it be a hot cup of sustainable tea or a refreshing fair trade soda, keeping your mind on your purpose has gotten more convenient.

However, convenience doesn't always rule. Remember to read labels carefully and decide what cause -- environmental, social or otherwise -- is most important to you and then see how your drink of choice measures up.

From do-gooder java to charitable watering holes, even a wino can find something in this top list of easy ethical beverages that pleases the palate, the planet and the people that are producing the goods.