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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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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…
Looking for financial relief during the time of COVID-19? Check this list of resources for opportunities available to your small business. Small businesses across the country are suffering from the economic disruption of COVID-19. Luckily, financial institutions have unveiled a variety of loans and other funding opportunities to alleviate financial stress during this time. Disclaimer: Green…
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…
Green businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for its customers, employees, communities, and planet. But just because a business claims it is “green” doesn’t mean it upholds the standards of social responsibility and sustainability. That’s where third-party certifications come in. A third-party certification serves to verify a business’s claims…
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 Green Business Network
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January 22, 2020
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Looking for tax deductions, small business guides, and more? Start here. Small businesses face a variety of taxes based on your business structure. Your business will also have access to different funding opportunities based on this structure. We've compiled a shortlist of resources on taxes, managing finances, and financing opportunities for your business for the 2020 tax year. Looking for…