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by Scott Kitson
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September 19, 2016
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Green Business
Green America’s summer 2016 People & Planet Awards celebrated the best of the best in ethical apparel from inspiring green businesses. See which businesses won $5,000 each to keep up the great work! The People & Planet Award recognizes businesses for their dedication to a green economy: a bottom line that includes protecting workers, communities, and the environment. Seasonally, we award…
by Ilana Berger
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August 18, 2016
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Green Living
Inspired by our Summer 2016 issue of the Green American on recycling, editorial fellow Ilana Berger investigated why and how to buy recycled eyeglass frames. Here's what she discovered.... A few weeks ago, I went to LensCrafters with my mom to help her pick out a new pair of glasses. Having been blessed with 20/20 vision, I had never been glasses shopping before. I must have picked out around…
by Misha Clive
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August 15, 2016
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Finance, Green Living, Green Business
Members save with a special discount! Calling all mission-driven entrepreneurs, green business experts, and students who want to change the world: Join us at the Mentor Capital Network 13th Annual Gathering in Washington, DC.  MCN’s Annual Gathering is designed as an opportunity to engage in the conversation around social entrepreneurship on a global scale. Join two full days of intimate,…
by Green Business Network
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August 4, 2016
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Labor, Green Living, Social Justice, Green Business fossil fuels, social justice
At first glance, it may be difficult to see what the tobacco and oil industries have in common, but upon scrutiny, a disconcerting picture of two public disinformation campaigns begins to form. Not only do these campaigns appear to parallel each other, but new information reveals a behind-the-scenes collaboration to cover up data linking these two powerful industries to a flood of public health…
by Green Business Network
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July 14, 2016
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The violence in our country last week has shocked us all.  Two African American men were killed by police officers, bringing the total of African American men in the US killed by the police since January 2015 to 175 (24 of those men were unarmed).  Women of color are at disproportionate risk of police violence as well. Then, the shooting of police officers by a lone gunman in Dallas compounded…
by Scott Kitson
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July 6, 2016
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On May 25, UMass became the first major public university to divest from fossil fuels. The decision came after a 4 year campaign culminating in a week-long sit-in which saw 34 student arrests for nonviolent civil disobedience. It is a major victory for the student activists, the school, and the planet. “This is a historic moment. Becoming the first major public university in the U.S. to divest…
by Scott Kitson
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July 6, 2016
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Finance, Green Living, Green Business
Harn Soper, a Green America colleague and industry advisor to Green America’s Non-GMO Working Group, recently wrote for Green Money on the economics of organic agriculture. He shares his breadth of knowledge as founder of Sustainable Farm Partners, LLP (SFP). With organic food sales growing from $1 billion in 1990 to over $40 billion today and higher US demand than supply, the opportunity for…
by Scott Kitson
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July 6, 2016
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Food, Labor, Green Living, Green Business
Green Business Network Leader Clif Bar makes sustainability their imperative when meeting the consumer demand for organics and the company’s own mission to create a just food system. Since 2003, they have used 637 million pounds of organic ingredients and reached 73% organic ingredients. Transitioning to organic without raising product prices has required strategic moves in shaping their supply…
by Scott Kitson
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July 6, 2016
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Labor, Green Living, Green Business
Mountain Rose Herbs, Green Business Network Leader, continues to expand their social and environmental impact through the years. Their fierce commitment to organics and Fair Trade shines brightly with their new, revolutionary Fair for Life project. Working directly with organic herb and spice growers in partnership with IMO Fair for Life, MRH is now helping small organic farms in India comply…
by Scott Kitson
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July 1, 2016
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Climate, Green Living
Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film Time to Choose. One of the major barriers to combating climate change is that it is often perceived as intangible. It is not always visible, not always felt, not always immediate, and its consequences are certainly…