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What is an easier way to tell your mother you love them than with a fresh bouquet of flowers? Fresh cut flowers are used to mark important occasions, both celebratory and mourning alike. It is an easy gift that does not require much planning, as arranged bouquets are ubiquitous in supermarkets around springtime holidays. That also makes it a big business—a $7 billion dollar one in the US…
by Lis McLoughlin
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April 14, 2021
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Guest Blog By Lis McLoughlin, PhD Online events are easier, save money, and more sustainable than in-person events when done right. Online events benefit the environment by replacing energy-intensive and currently (during the pandemic) dangerous in-person events. Online events are safe because they maintain social distancing, and are also efficient as they eliminate all transportation, facility…
Sustainability in business has been moving along at a steady pace for several decades. Yet the urgency of the climate crisis and social inequalities are driving new generations of people to demand more from companies both large and small. The State of Green Business report from GreenBiz looks at the biggest trends over the last five years for the largest 500 companies in the US and the largest 1…
The following is excerpted from a new report by Community Capital Management (CCM), a certified Green Business Network member. CCM manages impact investing portfolios to promote community development and contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Read CCM’s full report on the Black home ownership gap here. For millions, owning a home remains at the heart of the American dream. Most American…
by Green America
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March 2, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 1, 2021, Media Advisory – Green America’s Green Business Network is launching an open comment period to collect informed feedback on a new certification standard for hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) products that are legally compliant. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBN_CBDstandard_opencomment. The comment period will remain open until May 1, 2021…
  ……We've learned that quiet isn't always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours….                 Excerpt from Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb” Green America congratulates President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration. We thank President Biden for his calls for unity and the…
by Green Business Network
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December 17, 2020
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Guest-blog Author: BF Nagy, Climate Solution Group When we talk about our climate crisis we don’t often mention refrigeration, and yet climate scientists rank refrigerant reform near the top of their list of climate action priorities. Consequently, Americans are beginning to seek more information about the ongoing battle for safer refrigeration and cooling. As emissions increase, wildfires rage…
In July, multiple businesses signed onto the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign to take a stand against hate and bigotry on social media platforms. The campaign targeted Facebook, which has a history of failing to effectively stop the spread of misinformation, fake news, and hate speech. The Stop Hate for Profit coalition is led by prominent civil rights groups including Color of Change, NAACP,…
by Green Business Network
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November 30, 2020
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by Fran Teplitz The numbers are in! Professionally managed assets in the U.S. using socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies continue to grow rapidly. According to the US SIF Foundation’s newly released 2020 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends, SRI assets now total $17 trillion – a 42% increase since 2018. This means that one third of all professionally managed…
by Nikki May, Office Manager, Decent Exposures
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November 30, 2020
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Guest blog by Green Business Network member Decent Exposures, Inc. Background: In 1986, Decent Exposures® began manufacturing the Original Un-Bra, designed by women, for women, with your comfort in mind. Since then, we’ve been successfully fitting women of all sizes, from 30AA to 60L, and every size in between. Over the years, we have expanded our product line to include front closure bras,…