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by Scott Kitson
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February 9, 2017
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Green Living
One Earth Film Festival—the Midwest’s premier environmental film fest—returns March 3-12 in Chicago. Featuring 30 films at 39 venues throughout Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs, most of which are FREE, the power and range of these films is impressive and there is a film for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to see acclaimed environmental documentaries, covering urban farming, biodiversity…
by Scott Kitson
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February 6, 2017
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Social Justice
Green America stands strongly against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. We are proud to partner with the American Sustainable Business Council to ensure that businesses and employers can raise their voices in opposition. Take Action: Add Your Name » The ban on travel and immigration, which initially included valid visa and green card holders, and applied to seven predominantly…
by Scott Kitson
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January 31, 2017
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Food, Labor, Social Justice, Green Business
Grounds for Change, a Certified member of the Green Business Network since 2007, is making waves as an industry leader for its impressive environmental sustainability and social commitments. This article originally appeared as the Impact department titled “Organic Coffee Changing the Lives of Peruvian Women” in the Fall 2016 issue of B Magazine. Grounds for Change co-founder Kelsey Marshall…
by Scott Kitson
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January 30, 2017
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Climate
Due to the recent resignation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Norman Bay, FERC will lose its ability to approve permits on Friday, February 3rd! There is speculation that the industry is pushing FERC to approve several pending permit applications this week, before they lose the quorum of commissioners needed to do so. These pipelines include Williams Partners’ Atlantic…
by Scott Kitson
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January 29, 2017
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Green Living, Green Business
Buying shipping supplies can easily become an afterthought. But, it is actually very important—to the sustainability of your business and to showcasing your brand and values to your customers. EcoEnclose, a Green Business Network member which specializes in sustainable shipping supplies, just launched a competition to help businesses like yours keep shipping front and center in their…
by Green Business Network
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December 9, 2016
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Climate
Why Rachel Strasz and Adam Schofield have been Green America Leadership Supporters since 2000.  Rachel Strasz and Adam Schofield have composted their household organic waste for more years than they can count. When they moved to Vashon Island, WA, from Scotland in 2015, they were surprised that even though the island belonged to the same county as Seattle, the city had a municipal composting…
by Scott Kitson
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December 1, 2016
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Finance, Green Living, Green Business
According to the latest report from the US SIF Foundation, sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing assets have expanded to $8.72 trillion in the US, up 33% since 2014. This equates to one in five dollars invested under professional management. The full reports explains this growth, in addition to exploring the top issues concerning money managers and their clients. The Trends Report…
by Scott Kitson
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December 1, 2016
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Labor, Social Justice, Green Business
The Obama administration's new overtime rule, originally set to take effect on December 1, 2016, has hit a roadblock in court. A federal judge issued an injunction, thereby stalling President Obama's attempted overtime reform that would have impacted 4.2 million workers in the US. The original rule would have allowed employees to earn overtime if they make under $47,476 a year, more than double…
by Green Business Network
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November 17, 2016
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Climate, Social Justice clean energy, fracking
Thanks to the support of millions of Americans, Green America and dozens of allies made big progress on fracking and methane emissions this year.  Fracking has grown rapidly across the US in recent years, and as the US has ramped up oil and natural gas drilling nationally, we've seen a huge rise in methane leaks. In fact, methane emissions increased by more than 30 percent over the central US…
by Scott Kitson
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November 17, 2016
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Green Living, Green Business
The National Green Pages (NGP), the ultimate sourcebook for green living, purchasing and investing. This year's edition is available in hard copy or online. The NGP continues to honor the greenest businesses in the country and provides consumers with an extensive range of ideas for greening their lives, work, and community. Readers can also take advantage of 450 freebies and discounts from Green…