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by Green Business Network
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January 7, 2020
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On January 7th at 11:30am, Fran Teplitz, the director of the Green Business Network at Green America, testified at the EPA's virtual public hearing on the Coal Ash Rule that the agency is working to weaken. It is imperative that this rule is not weakened in order to protect people, businesses, and the planet. Below is Teplitz's full testimony. Good morning. My name is Fran Teplitz and I serve…
33 banks have funneled 1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since 2016. Of these banks, Goldman Sachs ranks number 12 in the biggest financiers of fossil fuels, pouring approximately $59.26 billion dollars over the last three years. Yet in December of 2019, the US firm announced its decision to end the financing of new oil drilling and exploration projects in the Arctic, including the Arctic National…
As the climate crisis intensifies, we need green businesses to continue to take action for the sake of people and the planet. Many of our Green Business Network members are working to reduce their emissions, produce products that are easy on the earth, and promote recycling and waste reduction. Have you taken climate action yet as a business leader to stop bank financing of the fossil fuel…
by Scott Kitson
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December 18, 2019
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As you probably know, Green America has mobilized thousands of consumers to urge Amazon to “build a better cloud” by switching to 100% clean energy by 2020. We are now reaching out to our Green Business Network members that use Amazon Web Services to sign a letter initiated by technology professionals with the group ClimateAction.Tech. They are using their expertise to address the climate crisis…
By Guest Blogger: Kurt Whitt, Green Business Network Member and Founder/Chief Visionary Architect of EcoPlanetMedia As an earth-friendly creative agency, Eco Planet Media gets a firsthand look at the green trends occurring across business sectors. Concern about the environment continues unabated, but researchers and everyday citizens of the earth are waking up to new ideas and technologies to…
First came vegan milk: almond, soy, and most recently, oat milk, can be found in the dairy aisle right next to their conventional milk counterparts. Now, vegan “meats” are stepping in as the next big substitute. Beyond Meats and Impossible Foods are currently the two most famous plant-based meat companies. These two businesses are bringing vegan meat to the mainstream through restaurants, fast…
by Mary Meade
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October 1, 2019
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Latinx Heritage Month—also recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month—began as a week-long celebration of the heritages and cultures of citizens of Hispanic origin in the United States. Since its creation in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the celebration has expanded to encompass 30 days from September 15th to October 15th. Mid-September marks the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month because it is…
by Medha Chidambaram
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September 26, 2019
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Green America’s mission is to build the green economy, one grounded in social justice and environmental sustainability. To do so, we promote responsible, sustainable economic actions, from supporting green businesses to helping individuals bank and invest with financial institutions that support people and the planet. This summer, Green America joined a coalitional letter to five regional banks…
by Green Business Network
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August 30, 2019
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Originally published on business.com by Bryan Pena | August 30, 2019 Getting certified can help your small business. There are more than 40 million independent workers in the U.S. today, and that means a competitive market for the attention and eyeballs of your desired clients. Becoming an effective networker, honing your social media presence and developing a comprehensive marketing strategy…
While vacations are meant to be relaxing, discovering the environmental cost of travel is not. Airplanes have a large carbon footprint, traditional rental cars use gas, and “travel size” typically means lots of single-use packaging. Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, consider these tactics recommended by our travel experts at the Green Business Network to ensure your…