From 1964 to 1992, the oil giant Texaco extracted billions of barrels of oil from the Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador. During that time, the company dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic, carcinogenic wastewater into the waterways that local Indigenous tribes used for drinking and bathing.… By Rebecca Adamson is an Indigenous economist and president and founder of First People's Worldwide.
Divestment sends a signal to an industry that investors and the public want it to stop its problematic practices. People are using divestment to address huge issues including climate change, private prisons, and the border wall. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Michael Weingartner
Many socially responsible mutual funds screen for diversity and/or equal employment opportunity (EEO). In fact, in US SIF's Mutual Fund Performance Chart (the association for socially responsible investment professionals and institutions), there are 17 mutual fund companies that have funds that… By Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
On January 28th, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance declared a one-hour strike: From six to seven p.m., they would not pick up or drop off passengers at JFK Airport, to protest a Trump executive order banning refugees, as well as travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, from entering… By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
Bernard Yu, Green America’s content strategist and information architect, has experience facilitating dialogue among participants from different backgrounds. Bernard offers this advice to groups working on climate justice who would like to become more diverse and inclusive.
Despite a love of football, Suzan Shown Harjo has attended exactly one of her home team’s NFL games, back in 1974. The team was the Washington Redsk--s. [Editor’s note: Green America has made it our policy not to print this racial slur in its entirety. From here on, we will use the term “R-word…
Members of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation protest the deadly working conditions that led to the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013. / Photo from the International Labor Rights Forum
Label-scouting consumers will have noticed a trend in the last several years: fewer “… By Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist, Andre Floyd
Smuckers removes GMOs and high fructose corn syrup from Uncrustables, its very popular peanut butter and jelly product for kids.
Green America's GMO Inside campaign has mobilized tens of thousands of consumers to ask Smuckers to remove GMOs from its products.
While forward-thinking tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google have committed to running on 100% renewables and are investing in facilities powered by renewable energy, AT&T and Verizon continue source the majority of their energy from dirty energy sources.
Unlike actual clouds, which float in a mist above our heads, “the cloud”, as its known, is a physical network of many computers housed in warehouses all over the world. The servers in these data centers rely on massive amounts of energy to operate. This energy is generated by coal, natural gas,…
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Divest from: Geo Corp, CoreCivic (CXW: NYSE), Wells Fargo (WFC…
ACT NOW: 5 Reasons the Senate Tax Bill is Bad for People and the Planet
The tax bill is moving forward fast in the Senate. If it passes, it will dramatically lower taxes for corporations and the wealthy, but could raise taxes for many middle class…
Alisa Gravitz, CEO of Green America, gives thanks to all the many Green Americans who make our important work to green the economy possible
On this Thanksgiving Day, as we all sit down with family and friends to celebrate good food, deep…