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For Nasser Abufarha (above, left), endeavoring to make Canaan Palestine [GBN] a green business was always about more than the sustainability practices he believed in. It is, first and foremost, a way to honor his ancestral land and the thousands of years of history it held, including the olive trees, standing strong and representing a sacred way of life.  The company, which sells local…
Gloria Ware, CEO of Get the Bag, appeared on Channel 19 News in Cleveland, OH on August 8, 2022, on the talk show CRIBBS in the CLE, Josh & Maria (Cribbs) Live. Get the Bag, a Green Business Network (GBN) member, achieved GBN certification this year for its fulfillment of our social justice and environmental sustainability standards. Get the Bag is dedicated to advancing Black businesses and…
“The only way for sustainability to truly work is if we share best practices—it can’t live as a trade secret.”  That’s according to Alex Lassiter, founder and CEO of Green Places, a company offering sustainability services and software to businesses both large and small.  What Lassiter means by that is gatekeeping—corporations and wealthy, powerful people at the top keeping…
by Green Business Network
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August 8, 2022
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Climate, Green Business climate, climate action, Biden Administration
The climate deal that has become law continues to support the fossil fuel industry. We need stronger leadership to protect Black, Indigenous, people of color, and frontline communities who face the most harm from fossil fuels. Sign the petition below to President Biden to urge him to declare a climate emergency. !function(o,t,e,a){o._aoForms=o._aoForms||[],o._aoForms.push(a);var n=function(){…
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July 19, 2022
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Green America’s Green Business Network Director Fran Teplitz spoke with Andy Mebert, CEO of Yaya Maria’s soap company, a Green Business Network member, about his sustainability journey that includes using a credit union:  Fran: For starters, please tell us about your business – the range of goods you offer and what motivated you to create these soap products.  Andy: Yaya Maria’s…
Guest Blog By Green Business Network Member: Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Capital Management As the 2022 proxy season winds down, we at Green Century° are excited to share that nearly 30 major corporations have committed to action in response to our shareholder proposals on environmental issues. Furthermore, several of these proposals achieved record-breaking shareholder votes…
Business Support for Reproductive Rights Green America’s statement on the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the other recent Supreme Court rulings on guns, American Indian rights, and climate action addresses the blow to people and the planet these rules represent. Green America underscores the acute harm done by these rulings especially to people of color, people with disabilities, young people,…
by Green Business Network
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July 5, 2022
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Food, Climate, Labor, Finance, Green Living, Social Justice, Green Business supreme court democracy
Calling on Businesses to Stand up for Democracy   On the surface the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on guns, abortion rights, climate, religion, and Indigenous rights might not appear to have much in common. But they actually share an important trait: they will all cause the most harm to people who are already most disadvantaged or marginalized in our country: Black and Brown people,…
by Green Business Network
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June 16, 2022
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Climate, Green Business climate, Congress, small business
Washington, D.C. — Today, more than 1,000 businesses called on President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and members of Congress to invest in the economic well-being of the nation and the health of communities across the country by passing ambitious climate legislation that will put the U.S. on a path to solving the climate crisis. The businesses hail from all 50 states,…
by Anya Crittenton
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June 13, 2022
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Economic Action Green Living, Social Justice, Green Business lgbtq
2022 is shaping up to have the most anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced across the United States. From proposed laws targeting transgender athletes to the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bills, LGBTQ rights are facing an onslaught of attacks on their legitimacy. Less than halfway through the years, more than half of the states have introduced at least one bill (but often more) seeking to ostracize and…