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August 15, 2010
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Five years ago, Chuck Lewin had an epiphany that inspired him to launch New Generation Energy, a non-profit organization that finances green-energy projects through investment notes and donations.    "In 2005, the crusty old man leaning into Benjamin Braddock's ear wouldn't be whispering 'plastics'," says Chuck Lewin, using a reference to The Graduate to illustrate the realization that led…
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August 15, 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…
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August 12, 2010
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Save Trees Climate, Green Living
Every company, large and small, uses paper in their daily operations. That’s why when a business decides to “go green”, this is often where they start. Green America has been a long-time leading voice and educator on progressive paper. In fact, we have an entire program dedicated exclusively to helping the magazine industry implement environmental stewardship policies and practices. Our own…
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August 12, 2010
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What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment.  Fair Trade helps ensure that farmers and artisans in the developing world receive a just price for their products, have direct involvement in the marketplace, and uphold environmental and labor rights standards. The system builds real and lasting relationships between…
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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.”…
by Green Business Network
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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.