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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…
by Scott Kitson
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November 15, 2016
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Finance, Green Living, Green Business
We know we can make a big difference for people and the planet through our financial decisions and actions. As a green business leader, your impact could go even further if you own direct company stock. Green America is proud to promote The Shareholder Action Guide from our partners at As You Sow, and to offer you a 25% discount.  Purchase The Shareholder Action Guide[/button] Here are some easy…
by Scott Kitson
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November 14, 2016
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Green Business
Gigi Clean, a Certified Member of the Green Business Network, wowed us with the most creative way we've ever seen to show pride in earning the Green America Seal and demonstrate their green commitments to customers. Gigi Clean provides premium home cleaning and concierge services. The company only uses green cleaning products, equipment, and techniques—adhering to Green America's strict standards…
by Scott Kitson
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November 10, 2016
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Social Justice
A note from Alisa Gravitz, Green America's President and CEO: I think we can all agree that this was the most wrenching campaign of modern times. When it comes to the core issues that you and I work on together through Green America, I think it is fair to say that many of President-elect Trump’s promises on the campaign trail were in direct opposition to creating a green economy. Most…
by Misha Clive
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October 31, 2016
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Green Business
While there have always been entrepreneurs working for social good, recent years have seen tremendous growth in programs and organizations to support them. From incubators and accelerators to business plan competitions and co-working spaces, a vast ecosystem has developed to support social enterprises. As you navigate how to take advantage of this booming ecosystem, here’s the latest insights…