April Fool's Day is approaching fast, and Green America has devised an interesting way to make fun and make a point. It has launched a Facebook campaign to allow consumers to vote for the "Biggest Corporate Fool" in the U.S. for 2012.
There are nine nominees vying for this particular booby prize, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and eight private companies. They were nominated by Green America and other social justice and environmental groups. Most are well known for their corporate shenanigans. But a few of the nominees are being called out for behavior that may be news to many consumers.
Here are the nominees:
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