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by Green Business Network
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July 19, 2010
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  When you recruit new green businesses to the Green Business Network—you can gain some green!   It’s easy—take a Facebook page, blog or a web site, post a button directing businesses to us, and for every business that joins, you earn a commission (up to 20%.). With dues starting at $85—this adds up!  Plus you’ll be helping us build the green economy.   Learn more and sign up »
by Green Business Network
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July 19, 2010
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  Based on member demand, this spring we launched a pilot mentoring program. Due to its success, a second program will launch in January. What did we learn? From Cara Saunders: “This was an excellent way to connect with an experienced business owner who could provide me with guidance, support, and a wealth of great ideas.” Cara was among five pairs that were matched this spring in the…
by Green Business Network
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July 16, 2010
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Congress completed its vote on final passage of the historic financial reform package that has been debated for more than a year. On July 15, 2010, the Senate voted 60 – 39 to reign in a number of the abusive financial practices conducted by both small lenders in strip malls and mega-banks on Wall Street. Green America, in partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council and…
by Green Business Network
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July 6, 2010
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SAN JOSE, CA — Is the BP crisis escalating the comeback of the electric car? While the promise of petro-free driving is piquing consumer interest, forward-thinking manufacturers have been gearing up for electrification for over a decade. The world's top players will address the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation at Plug-in 2010 later this month. The great electric vehicle…
by Green Business Network
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July 1, 2010
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  Burlington, North Carolina is about to get a new cooperatively owned grocery store thanks to the organizing efforts of community members, including Eric Henry of  T.S. Designs and Green America board member. The project received a $300,000 state grant that will propel the construction of the co-op which is owned by 1,600 residents. Henry is excited to be part of this opportunity to “…
by Green Business Network
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July 1, 2010
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  Thousands of members nominated their favorite charities and green endeavors in Green America's first-ever Green Grants contest! Now is the time to vote for your favorite! All finalists combine both halves of the green-economy equation – social justice AND environmental sustainability -- community AND ecological health. Among the final ten are projects that include recycling, organics,…
by Green Business Network
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June 7, 2010
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Thanks to an outpouring of support from the public, small business leaders, consumer advocates, unions, and others, the House of Representatives voted in favor of final passage of financial reform legislation by a vote of 237 – 192 on June 30. Now it’s on to the Senate! We have a come a long way – and we now need a final push to urge the Senate to support strong financial reform – including the…
by Green Business Network
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March 17, 2010
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Since 1982, Green America has led people-powered economic strategies to address the most pressing social and environmental issues of our times. Here are just a few of the highlights of what Green America has accomplished in 2009: Together we took the lead in stopping six more new coal-fired power plants. Together we proposed to the Obama Administration new ways to raise trillions of dollars to…
by Mary Meade
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August 17, 1954
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Climate
On August 1, the Environmental Protection Agency was sued by 15 states and the District of Columbia after their attempt to delay enforcement of Obama Administration ozone pollution standards. Environmental groups also filed their own lawsuits against the EPA for trying to delay methane and ozone pollution regulations. In July, Green America joined dozens of environmental, health, indigenous,…