Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Following in alphabetical order we list key allies of Green America – organizations we work with to strengthen our programs and membership benefits. Please visit their Web sites to learn more:

350.org
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. The organization conducts online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions that are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in more than188 countries. 350.org and 1Sky merged in April 2011 to create a unified, larger organization. Green America works with 350.org as part of our Climate Action Program, including a focus on divesting from fossil fuel companies.

American Sustainable Business Council
The mission of the American Sustainable Business Council is to advance public policies that ensure a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. Green America works with the American Sustainable Business Council to build a strong, collective voice for sustainable businesses on key policy issues.

Americans for Financial Reform
Americans for Financial Reform is an unprecedented group of national and state organizations that have joined together to fix our financial sector and make sure it’s working for all Americans. Green America works with Americans for Financial Reform to advance greater transparency and accountability from the national financial system.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the umbrella organization for microenterprise development organizations in the U.S.  Green America works with AEO on green microenterprise development research and programs.

BALLE (Building Alliances for Local Living Economies)
BALLE equips entrepreneurs with tools and strategies for local success, and provides a national forum for the most visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity and innovate. Green America and BALLE promote each other’s events and resources for small business leaders.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products. Green America works with the Campaign to advance public policies that ensure the safety of cosmetics and other personal care products.

Ceres
Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Its mission is to integrate sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people. Green America works with Ceres as part of our climate change and social investing programs.

CleanEdge
CleanEdge is a leading consultancy on clean energy market development.  Green America has worked with CleanEdge for many years on solar market development and we are currently working with CleanEdge to advance our Clean Energy Victory Bonds program.

EcoVentures International
EcoVentures International is an international organization that helps communities map green "value chains" and develop green markets.  Green America works with EcoVentures on green business development research and programs.

Environmental Paper Network
The Environmental Paper Network represents over 100 organizations working together to accelerate social and environmental transformation in the pulp and paper industry. Its goals are to protect the world’s last endangered forests, safeguard our global climate, and ensure abundant, clean drinking water and respect for community and indigenous rights. Green America works with the Environmental Paper Network and many of its members to advance our Better Paper Project which helps reduce the magazine industry's impact on the environment.

Fair Trade Federation
The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to Fair Trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty. Fair Trade Federation members frequently speak and present at the Green Festival Fair Trade Pavilions, and the Federation supports Green America's Fair Trade Your Supermarket Campaign. Green America's Green Business Network™ supports the Federation's Fair Trade criteria and works closely with the Federation to support Fair Trade practices.

Fair Trade Towns USA
Fair Trade Towns USA is a national movement uniting community activists from across the country who are dedicated to the principles of Fair Trade. By organizing our communities at the local level we are able to make a tangible impact on the US market to demand that international justice and equity for producers, artisans, farmers, and workers around the world is a priority of our system of international commerce. Fair Trade Towns USA is a supporter of the Fair Trade Your Supermarket Campaign that Green America is promoting.

GETS Plus
GETS Plus is a Scotland-based company that provides sophisticated software for barter exchange networks. GETS Plus is our technology partner in the Green America Exchange (GAEx), Green America's business-to-business barter network.

Global Exchange
Global Exchange envisions a people-centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities. Global Exchange is Green America's program partner on the Green Festivals®.

The Green Chamber of Commerce
The Green Chamber of Commerce (Green Chamber) is committed to supporting and promoting socially and environmentally responsible businesses and requires business members exhibit their commitment by receiving a third-party green business certification. The Green Chamber recognizes Green America's Seal of Approval as an accepted green business certification. Green America and Green Chamber of Commerce members enjoy joint membership through both organizations.

Green Festival®
Green America co-founded Green Festival with our allies at Global Exchange, and we run it as a joint program.  Green Festival showcases the advances being made in the green economy, to support green businesses, and to involve more people in greening their lives and communities.

The Green Spa Network
The purpose of the Green Spa Network (GSN) is to bring sustainable operating practices to the spa industry, and to promote the natural connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability, and the health of the planet. GSN is the only spa industry resource devoted to bringing sustainability to the health, wellness and beauty community. Green America and the Green Spa Network members receive joint membership benefits.

International Labor Rights Forum
The International labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. ILRF is a partner in Green America's "Raise the Bar" Campaign, pressuring Hershey to go Fair Trade.

Oasis USA
Oasis walks alongside the poor and excluded, empowering them to find their voice, address injustice, and strengthen their communities.  Oasis USA provides community based initiatives that create pathways to freedom for survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery, and is a partner in Green America's "Raise the Bar" campaign, pressuring Hershey to go Fair Trade.

Positive Futures Network
The Positive Futures Network (PFN) and its publication YES! Magazine start with the belief that we need deep change if we are to avoid the breakdown of society and the natural world. Green America works with PFN to educate the public on new ways of thinking about the economic, social, and environmental challenges and opportunities of our time.

ProxyDemocracy
ProxyDemocracy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to making proxy voting a more effective way of holding public corporations accountable to their shareholders and society. ProxyDemocracy believes society benefits when investors exercise their voting power, and is building tools designed to make it easier for them to do so. Green America works with ProxyDemocracy to educate shareholders on key proxy resolutions.

Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. Green America works with the Rainforest Action Network on our anti-coal campaign, Better Paper Project, and other environmental issues.

Responsible Endowments Coalition
The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement, both by educating and empowering a diverse network of individuals to act on their campuses, and by fostering a national network for collective action. We empower young people to defend human rights and the environment while making corporations and universities accountable to global stakeholders. Green America works with REC to promote socially responsible investing, especially community investing that benefits economically marginalized populations.

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation. This coalition of diverse groups is united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day. Green America works with the campaign to educate and mobilize individuals and businesses on issues related to toxic chemicals.

Sierra Club
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Green America works with the Sierra Club on a host of environmental issues.

Social Venture Network
Social Venture Network (SVN) inspires a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet. Green America works with SVN to promote social and economic justice, with a focus on the role of business leaders and sustainability.

TopTenUSA
Top Ten is a new project that identifies the most energy-efficient products across a number of different categories, from cars to computers. Green America has endorsed this project as part of our ongoing work to promote energy efficiency.  

The Trusteeship Institute
The Trusteeship Institute is a green innovation incubator (where Green America got its start in 1983).  Green America is currently working with The Trusteeship Institute on an innovative financing model for green businesses that uses social networks to fund and support local green businesses.

US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing
US SIF is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Green America works with US SIF to promote socially and environmentally responsible investing.