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by Mary Meade
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February 6, 2018
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For the first time in five years, Divine Chocolate is changing up its packaging. The Green Business Network member’s new design will now include “Owned by Cocoa Farmers” to demonstrate the company's commitment to fair labor practices. The chocolate maker is co-owned by 85,000 farmer members of the co-op Kuapa Kokoo, where the farmers get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice…
by Mary Meade
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December 17, 2017
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Eric Henry, president of T.S. Designs and Green Business Network member, was featured in The Washington Post for his business experience with past North Carolina tax cuts and the implications of the looming tax bill in Congress. T.S. Designs produces responsible textiles from local suppliers to strengthen the regional economy. Their entire supply chain is transparent, and each shirt purchased can…
by Mary Meade
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December 11, 2017
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Written by Mary Meade Originally published on December 11, 2017 at 2:39 p.m. Offbeat Press, a certified member of the Green Business Network, has partnered with Day by Day Warming Shelter to sponsor Hoodies for the Homeless, a fundraising partnership that offers community businesses, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to support Day by Day between now and the end of December.…
by Mary Meade
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December 10, 2017
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On December 4, President Trump ordered the largest reduction of two national monuments in Utah. Hours later, businesses and Native American leaders raised their voices against it. Bears Ears National Monument will shrink to about 15% of its original size – from 1.3 million acres to 228,000 under Trump’s order. Grand Staircase-Escalante, the second national monument in contention, will be reduced…
The average American tosses 4.4 pounds of trash per day. This seems insignificant, but with 323.7 million people living in the United States, that’s roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage. The annual garbage weight for the entire country equals 254 million tons, equivalent to 1.2 million blue whales –enough to reach the moon and back 25 times. These numbers are intimidating, but once business…
by Mary Meade
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October 11, 2017
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In a victory for the green economy, consumer choice, and sustainable agriculture, DanoneWave (better known by its subsidiary, Dannon) introduced its first Non-GMO Project verified yogurt products in September. This announcement comes in response to consumer pressure for non-GMO options and as a part of DanoneWave’s Dannon Pledge, a multi-year commitment to forwarding sustainable agriculture and…
In 2002, Green America (then Co-op America) and Global Exchange launched a new, visionary, and exciting event to build the green economy that quickly spread from coast to coast. Our idea was weekend-long celebrations, Green Festivals, to introduce people to the purpose, products, services, and impacts of an economy that truly works for people and the planet. For those already committed to green…
by Mary Meade
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September 1, 2017
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Plastic pervades all aspects of our lives – from the wrapping on the food we eat to the microfibers that wash out of the clothes we wear. We are producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year and more than 8 million tons end up in the ocean each year. These plastics break down into smaller pieces, which are then consumed by marine life and eventually us when we put seafood on our plates…
by Mary Meade
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September 1, 2017
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Green Living, Green Business
Congratulations to our Spring 2017 winners of Green America‘s People and Planet Award. This competitive award examined leading businesses that build green gardens in and for their communities. Winners receive a $5,000 prize to help support their mission. In light of the recent decision around the Paris Climate Agreement, green gardening is more important than ever. Landscape practices can…
by Mary Meade
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August 31, 2017
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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,…