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August 12, 2010
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Overseas sourcing can be the most complex part of any business, especially one that strives toward social responsibility. We’ve consolidated here some of the best articles, links and materials on everything from sweatshops to certifications.     On sweatshops: Green America’s Guide to Ending Sweatshops, Spring 2008 Confessions of a Sweatshop Inspector Washington Monthly April 2008  …
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August 5, 2010
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Best Buy plans to collect 1 billion pounds of used consumer electronics, or e-waste, over the next five years, according to the company’s 2010 Sustainability Report. The company reported collecting 74 million pounds of e-waste and 66 million pounds of used appliances for recycling in its U.S. stores last year. Read more »
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August 5, 2010
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Oprah is seeking a new talent to host their own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Betsy Rosenberg, host of On the Green Front on the Green Talk Network, has stepped up to audition One Green Show. Rosenberg feels that “our kids, families, pets, communities and country will all benefit by bringing a green television format to the mainstream at this critical moment in our ecological history.”…
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August 5, 2010
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A national survey of 800 businesses shows strong support for clean energy and climate legislation among small businesses, especially among Latino- and African American-owned businesses. The survey, conducted on behalf of Small-Business Majority, American Businesses for Clean Energy and We Can Lead, found that sixty-one percent of small-business owners believe that moving the country to clean…
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July 19, 2010
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  Join our Climate Ride team! For five days (Sept. 21 – 25) and 300 miles, join Green America staff and members and Board Member Bernard Brennan on the bike ride of a lifetime through Northern California.     Travel through beautiful scenery, and each evening, hear experts on the climate crisis and the green economy. Funds raised support Green America's Climate Action Program and the great…
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July 19, 2010
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  Don’t miss being in Green America’s next Guide to Socially Responsible Investing! This is an excellent place for all socially responsible investment companies and practitioners to promote their services to conscious investors. Call Sandy at 202-872-5315 or send Sandy an e-mail.
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 »
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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…
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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…
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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…