Altruistic energy— How our favorite bars are saving the world.

Why we love it

Notable Cause

Clif Nectar

Nectar's newest organic flavor—cherry pomegranate—contains antioxidant-rich pomegranate concentrate, cashews, and 370 mg of potassium.

Renewable energy: Clif supports Native-Energy's WindBuilders program—which is working to construct a wind-energy farm in South Dakota—by selling $2 renewable-energy credits at music festivals and athletic events.

Garden of Life Living Foods

Packed with fiber and probiotics to support digestion, and sweetened with raw honey. Staff fave: Organic Perfect Food Chocolate Covered Greens Bar.

Earth consciousness: Garden of Life's factory uses only wind-generated electricity.

ThinkGreen

These all-natural bars are gluten free and sugar free and contain antioxidant-rich green tea plus other green foods. Staff fave: Chocolate Chip.

Cancer research: Buy a limited-edition ThinkThin Pink bar—on shelves during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)— and ThinkProducts will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to end breast cancer.

Nutiva Hempseed

Nutiva's organic bar is loaded with well-balanced omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E.

Ecofriendly agriculture: The company donates 1 percent of sales to organizations that promote sustainable farming.

Peaceworks Kind Fruit + Nut

Each handmade bar is a good source of fiber and contains no added preservatives. Staff fave: Almond & Coconut.

Middle East peace: Peaceworks donates 5 percent of proceeds to OneVoice Movement, an organization that promotes peaceful interactions between Israelis and Palestinians.

—Berne Broudy