Sales for green products and services increased over the course of the economic downturn, according to a survey of small businesses in our groundbreaking new report The Big Green Opportunity.
SURVEY: THE GREENER THE BUSINESS,
THE GREENER THE BOTTOM LINE
Most Small Firms Polled Say Going Green Eased Pinch of Most Recent Recession
Three out of four small businesses…
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released revisions to its green marketing guidelines which prohibit marketers from making sweeping green claims. Find out what the new guidelines mean for your business.
Commonly known as the Green Guides, the FTC guidelines regulate how marketers may promote the environmental benefits of their products and services.
The revised Green Guides now…
Gain key insights for green marketing in this webinar from expert Jacquie Ottman, who shares strategies for green businesses from her award-winning book, The New Rules of Green Marketing.
Jacquie Ottman, a New York city-based expert on green marketing and advisor to Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies and several U.S. government eco-labels, is a sought-after speaker around the globe…
A guide to standards and certifications available to businesses and products.
Green America’s Green Business Certification
Green America is dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. Businesses displaying the Green America Seal have successfully completed our green business…
Opportunities to earn funding for your green business.
Green America’s People and Planet Award
These awards are for innovative green businesses that work on behalf of people and planet. Each quarter has a different theme and invites nominations from the public.
Thanks to a generous Green America donor, the People & Planet Award provides three $5,000 prizes each quarter to deserving small…
How TS Designs supports their community with a local supply chain.
By TS Designs
TS Designs (TSD) is a screenprinter located in Burlington, NC. We were founded in 1977 as a small screenprinting shop. By the late 80s and early 90s, TSD had over 100 employees and was printing apparel for companies like Tommy, Nike, Polo, Gap, etc. However, after the passage of NAFTA, that business began…
On providing a living wage in developing countries.
By Nabil Haque (Clean Energy Alternatives, Inc., Bangladesh)
The living wage debate has been ongoing for many years and is impacted by the rising income inequality in most countries. This summary highlights some of the complexities in providing a living wage in developing countries.
Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage
A statutory minimum…
The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc. has earned USDA Biobased Certification for its Old Fashioned Milk Paint, the first paint to receive this certification. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the paint’s renewable biobased ingredients meet or exceed USDA standards.
Biobased products are materials composed of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials. Old Fashioned Milk…
NBC Chicago honored the green business leadership of Consolidated Printing, Distant Village Packaging, Reuseit.com, and Uncommon Ground. They made the list of fourteen entrepreneurs and business teams that the network featured for setting a high standard for green business ventures.
Here’s what NBC Chicago said about the GBN members they selected:
Marilyn Jones | Consolidated Printing Company…
Patagonia, the major active clothing company and a leader in corporate responsibility, has launched an innovative new website to promote supply chain transparency in an easy visual format.
The Footprint Chronicles® examines Patagonia’s life and habits as a company with a global suppliers map. Website visitors can click on any supplier to view location and address information and…
Green America's Green Business Network® is the first and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. Home to both rising social and eco enterprises and the most established green businesses around.
We provide the tools, the information, and the consumer base to help you thrive in today's competitive green marketplace.
The Green Business Network is a program of Green America®, the nation's leading non-profit organization working to build a green and just economy.