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As public outrage on the plastic pollution crisis has grown, businesses are now grappling with how to reduce their plastic footprint. Meanwhile, misleading claims and greenwashing by manufacturers pose challenges to customers and businesses trying to make sustainable choices. Plastics manufacturers and trade groups are working to improve the reputation of their products and have used the…
Veteran's Day honors the US soldiers that have served in times of war and peace. Veteran’s Day originated as “Armstice Day” on November 11, 1919 to mark the ceasefire between the Allied nations and Germany that took place on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” during World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution making the date an annual observance, and November…
by Fran Teplitz
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November 2, 2020
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On Friday afternoon, October 30, 2020 the Department of Labor (DOL) pushed through a new rule to undermine the ability of 401(k) and pension plans to include socially and environmentally responsible investments.  The rule is clearly a pre-election political move against corporate responsibility, in line with Trump administration actions that have consistently rolled back protections against…
by Mary Meade
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October 12, 2020
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Climate, Green Business small business, carbon emissions
Reducing Carbon Emissions is Good for Business With the October 2018 UN report announcing that we have only 12 years to prevent devastating climate change, it’s time to talk about the role business can play in mitigating this crisis. If we make no improvements, climate change will damage economies, promote resource scarcity, and drastically increase the cost of doing business. Although 12 years…
by Mark Guay
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October 9, 2020
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Guest blog by Green Business Network member Mark J. Guay, P.C., Strategic Legal Solutions In his famous book “Travels with Charley – In Search of America”, the equally famous author John Steinbeck, traveled with his dog Charley, across America in the troubled time of the 1960s.  He mused at the end of the book that “In the beginning of this record I tried to explore the nature of journeys, how…
As most of the cities around the globe enter the reopening phase or have already started embracing the new normality so have individuals and corporations come with the striking realization that they  need to take ownership of a better, more resilient future. Through the unexpected world-pause, an opportunity is offered to reflect and reset what seemed to be non-vital. Although often thought as…
by Green Business Network
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September 30, 2020
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On September 23, 2020 the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to undermine the shareholder resolution process and thereby the ability of investors to pressure corporations to be accountable for their social and environmental impacts. Shareholder resolutions have been successfully filed for decades, leading to greater corporate accountability – benefitting all shareholders and…
In “The Mattress Still Matters,” three Green America certified mattress companies stand above the rest: Naturepedic, White Lotus, Lullaby Baby. Naturepedic ranks number one! Babies are exceptionally vulnerable to chemicals in their environment as they are undergoing rapid changes in their development. Therefore, the materials in their crib, room, and on their bodies should be chosen carefully to…
by Green Business Network
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September 17, 2020
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Washington, DC (September 17, 2020)—Nearly 60 businesses from across the country issued a statement today calling on the US insurance industry to stop insuring and investing in the fossil fuels driving climate change. Signatories include Ben & Jerry’s, Aspen Skiing Company, Burton Snowboards, Patagonia, Bigelow Tea, and Seventh Generation. This marks the first time that business…
by Mary Meade
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September 15, 2020
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Latinx Heritage Month is a month-long celebration to honor the cultures and heritages of peoples of Latin American origin and descent. Historically, the celebration only included Hispanic origin and descent, but has since adopted language inclusive to non-Spanish peoples of Latin America. Mid-September marks the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence for…