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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…
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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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…