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by Scott Kitson
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June 27, 2017
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Labor
This is a key moment when business leaders like you can make a major difference. The Trump administration is currently deciding what its trade agenda will look like. Unfortunately, it's shaping up to be more big wins for multinational corporations at the expense of small businesses, working people, and our planet. Trump's draft plan for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (…
by Scott Kitson
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March 20, 2017
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President Trump released his proposed budget, and his blueprint for America is shocking. The short version is that this is a budget of cruelty and harm to people and the planet. The budget contains extreme cuts for programs that benefit the environment, poor people, children, the elderly, people of color, and everyday Americans. The winners—the rich and the military. The military would receive a…
by Scott Kitson
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March 16, 2017
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Food, Labor, Green Business
  Green America’s People and Planet Award returns with a contest for businesses that help you go green with your gardening this spring. We need your help to find worthy businesses to consider; each winner will receive a $5,000 prize to support their business’s green mission. By April 3, please nominate your favorite green gardening business to win. Your nomination must represent both social and…
by Scott Kitson
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March 15, 2017
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Labor, Green Business
RSF Social Finance, a Green Business Network member since 1999, just announced the launch of their new Integrated Capital Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to educate, support and connect financial activists. Money can be a powerful tool for social change. The focus of this Fellowship is to support the growing field of operatives who know how to leverage capital in all its forms, towards…
by Scott Kitson
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March 7, 2017
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Social Justice
Green America’s Green Business Network is proud to stand with “A Day Without a Woman” on Wednesday, March 8—International Women’s Day. This global demonstration of economic solidarity is an excellent opportunity to support our women-owned Green Business Network members. Comprised of 3,000 businesses, the Green Business Network is home to both rising social- and eco-enterprises and the most…
by Scott Kitson
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March 6, 2017
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Social Justice
As a national leader for an economy that works for people and the planet, Green America continues to oppose the immigration ban set forth by the Trump Administration. "The Trump Administration’s revised immigration ban, announced today, remains unacceptable," said Fran Teplitz, Executive Co-Director of Green America. "More than 300 businesses across the country, including members of Green America…
by Scott Kitson
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March 1, 2017
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Social Justice
Green America stands in solidarity with the upcoming “A Day Without a Woman” strike. Slated for March 8, which is also International Women’s Day, the strike is a global demonstration of economic solidarity for the purpose of addressing gender inequality. Organized by the Women’s March, this day of action focuses on a number of systemic issues faced by women, encompassing labor rights,…
by Scott Kitson
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March 1, 2017
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The climate is not changing. The climate is changing as a result of natural processes. The climate is changing, at an unprecedented rate, as a result of human activity. The climate is actually getting colder. How do we evaluate these statements? The first statement has largely fallen out of use, and the last seems pretty unlikely as well. The second statement, however, still holds some clout a…
by Scott Kitson
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February 15, 2017
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Social Justice, Green Business
In the wake of President Trump’s maligned executive orders on immigration and sanctuary cities, businesses and consumers have stepped up in opposition. Sanctuary Restaurants, a joint project between the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Presente.org, recently launched to offer support and resources to restaurant workers, employers, and consumers impacted by the new administration’s…
by Scott Kitson
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February 10, 2017
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Green Business
Be sure to tune into ABC's Shark Tank on Friday, February 10 at 9pm EST to see Evan Benjamin of Peaceful Fruits pitch their social-good idea to investors. Peaceful Fruits, specializing in fruit strips snacks made from real fruit, is one of Green America's newest Gold-Certified Green Business Network members. Founder Evan Benjamin's healthy and sustainable snacks are sweetened by the incredible…