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September 19, 2010
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Chicago public schools will get $2.3 million worth of locally farmed fruits and vegetables this school year, due to a new partnership between their major food service provider and FamilyFarmed.org. Together with Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, FamilyFarmed.org will ask Midwestern farmers for $500,000 more in fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, adding to the $1.8 million in local farm…
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September 19, 2010
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Calvert Foundation has made a $300,000 investment to support recovery efforts in Haiti, in addition to their investment in Haitian microfinance organization Fonkoze. Partnering with other organizations, including the Clinton/Bush Foundation, Calvert Foundation is making this investment through a newly created fund called Haiti Emergency Liquidity Program (HELP). HELP Haiti will provide fresh…
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September 19, 2010
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  The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) has launched a new campaign to raise the business voice in support of the Fair Elections Now Act. Created in response to the Supreme Court decision that allowed unlimited corporate donations to political campaigns, the bill would establish a voluntary alternative system for financing federal elections without the influence of large special…
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September 19, 2010
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  Join the Climate Ride online this week! Follow the adventure of our team and all participants for an inspiring bike ride through California to advance the green economy and science-based climate action. The 5-day fundraising ride for organizations taking climate action features acclaimed speakers and motivational guests. The ride supports the work of work of Green America, 1Sky, and Rails-to…
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September 19, 2010
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Greener World Media, publisher of GreenBiz.com, and UL Environment have launched a new sustainability standard for manufacturing companies. The point-based standard will feature three levels of certification and uses 102 indicators to measure and rate the sustainability of an entire business in terms of both its social and environmental impact. Core metrics focus on sustainability governance,…
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September 18, 2010
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  YourOliveBranch.org and Green Business Network members Indigenous Designs and Alter Eco have launched "I Love Fair Trade!" – a contest that invites people to express what Fair Trade means to them for the chance to win $2,000 in Fair Trade goods supplied by these companies. Green America is a sponsor of the contest, which was announced during the Lilith Fair music tour in over twenty cities…
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September 18, 2010
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A new report from the Natural Marketing Institute shows how Boomers adjusting to the challenges of aging are trending increasingly towards products and services which balance environmental, social, and personal financial responsibility. With retirement looming and the economy’s impact on financial planning, Boomers are looking to save money as well as the environment. They also expect high…
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September 10, 2010
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Imagine H20 will award $100,000 to the startup with the best business plan for efficiently handling and using water. The 2010 prize package includes cash and access to Imagine H2O's Incubator Program, which helps startups bring their winning ideas to market. The contest's $100,000 prize will go to the startup with the winning solution for reducing the amount of energy used in water systems.…
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September 10, 2010
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Joshua Kaiser of Rishi Tea explains how his company's direct trade with tea gardens in Asia fosters community development and environmental sustainability.       For more than 1,000 years, tea has been the most consumed beverage next to water. Rishi Tea has a commitment to both. As a winner of eleven First Place Awards for Best Tea at the 2009 World Tea Championship, they prove that their…
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September 9, 2010
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  Congress passed the historic financial reform package that has been debated for more than a year. 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 Americans for Financial Reform, worked on a specific key…