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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…
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009—just $15,080 a year for full-time work. We can’t build a shared recovery and a strong economy on a minimum wage that’s too low to live on. Workers are consumers too and want to support their local economies. Join Green America’s Green Business Network and business leaders nationwide in signing the new Business for a Fair Minimum…
by Steve Kaye
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February 2, 2021
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Green Business nature, green business, steve kaye
Guest Blog by Green Business Network member Steve Kaye, Photographer, Speaker Suppose you were hired to be the CEO of Nature. A few thoughts on how to proceed. Western Bluebird, Male, who wants to know what you would do Three Considerations Govern Running Nature as a Business Your goal is to make Nature ecologically profitable. While an economically profitable business may be commendable…
by Mary Meade
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January 25, 2021
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TS Designs and Solid State Clothing have launched the 10,000 Pounds of Cotton project to put power back in the hands of farmers and consumers, and rebuild the American cotton supply chain to be local, resilient, and increasingly better for the soil. In 1994, NAFTA went into effect and the US textile industry collapsed as cheaper clothing was imported from overseas. Most US cotton was put on…
  ……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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January 7, 2021
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Green America condemns the violent assault on the US Capitol yesterday by rioters. We also condemn the rhetoric of the US President and his enablers in Congress that incited his supporters to engage in an aborted coup.  The assault on Congress, the seat of US democracy, is unprecedented in modern times. But Wednesday’s events have roots in violent white supremacy that has a long history in our…
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…
by Mary Meade
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December 9, 2020
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Social Justice, Green Business minimum wage, Florida, action, business, green business
On November 3rd, 2020, over 60 percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which gradually increases the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026. Florida’s current minimum wage ($8.56) will increase to $10 an hour in September 2021 and will then increase a dollar each year until 2026. After September 2027, the minimum wage will be adjusted annually to keep pace with the cost of living.  Florida…
by Green Business Network
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December 7, 2020
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By Fran Teplitz Big banks globally have long played a destructive role when it comes to climate change – channeling $2.7 trillion, into the fossil fuel industry even after the Paris Climate Agreement. This financing includes support for traditional coal, natural gas, and oil extraction; liquified natural gas infrastructure; fracking; ultra-deep-water drilling; tar sands oil extraction; and …
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,…