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by Mary Meade
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June 1, 2020
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Green businesses are getting creative amid the coronavirus pandemic to keep their stores open. We find their tenacity and commitment to the green economy inspiring in these challenging times. Here are three Green Business Network members that give us hope—and we hope that you will support them, too, if you are able.  TS Designs Adult personal use masks in assorted colors. Via TS Designs…
by Fran Teplitz
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May 27, 2020
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Last week JPMorgan Chase held its annual general meeting of shareholders. The strong votes in support of environmental and social resolutions provide a telling example of why the SEC has proposed a rule to weaken shareholder power and thereby weaken corporate accountability. Green America’s 2020 list of sample shareholder resolutions to vote, including votes at Chase, calls attention to…
On May 6th, 2020, Community Capital Management (CCM) announced an initiative to invest $100 million in COVID-19 relief efforts. CCM is a Green Business Network member and a leader in fixed income impact investing. CCM’s core strategy looks to invest in high-quality, well-researched bonds that have positive societal impacts. Their new COVID-19 relief initiative will raise funds to invest in…
Is your business starting to consider sustainability in your practices? Do you want to appeal to the ever-growing mass of conscious consumers? With over 30 years of experience, the Green Business Network knows what it takes to be a truly green business. Getting Started Green businesses are driven by a mission to make the world a better place. They tie together profitability, social…
by Green Business Network
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May 6, 2020
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Since the US has become the latest epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, business-as-usual has had no choice but to come to a quieting halt. Between March and April, a staggering 30.3 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits and retail sales in March fell by almost 9 percent. Meanwhile, many Americans are adapting to a new reality of staying at home  for the foreseeable future,…
by Green Business Network
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April 14, 2020
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Thank you to all the Green Business Network members who have updated us with your plans and ideas for getting through the covid-19 pandemic together. We’ll be sharing those ideas electronically though email and also through an online, interactive session with your fellow Green Business Network members. In addition to making profound adjustments to business operations, many small businesses are…
By guest blogger: Nicky Schauder of Permaculture Gardens. Permaculture Gardens is a Green Business Network member. Sustainability has not always been at the forefront of people's minds. But in the past decade, we have seen an increasing awareness in the media and in our society about how humans are affecting the environment and how in turn the environment affects us. Climate change has taken…
by Scott Kitson
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April 9, 2020
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Climate, Green Business climate, climate change, refrigerants, HFCs, Cool It
Green America’s Cool It campaign tackles potent, dangerous greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are used for refrigerants and that are exacerbating the climate crisis. Congress has introduced a new bill with bipartisan support (S. 2754), the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, to bolster our national economy and phase down the use of HFCs as refrigerants. This is…
Since 2012, Green America's People and Planet Award has recognized outstanding small businesses with deep commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability. This project has been made possible thanks to a special donor committed to giving a boost to innovative entrepreneurs. The People and Planet Award has bestowed over $300,000 on green businesses since its inception. The three…
by Fran Teplitz
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March 12, 2020
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Better Banking, Community Capital, Economic Action Finance, Social Justice, Green Business investing in women
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we are taking a look at how investments are now being deployed to promote gender parity and women’s empowerment.  While there has historically been a lack of financial investments that benefit women and girls, change is underway! The good news is that there is increasing focus on how consideration of gender – the roles and numbers…