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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…
by Scott Kitson
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October 27, 2016
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Green Business
After 34 years, Green Business Network Director Denise Hamler has retired from Green America. Whether you’ve met Denise once or have worked with her for a lifetime, you know she is a force for good and makes real change happen. Her joy for life—and bubbly laughter—always leave you energized. Green America (then Co-op America) first opened its office on September 25, 1982, in Washington, DC.…
by Scott Kitson
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October 27, 2016
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Green Living, Green Business
Join us to celebrate the 15th annual San Francisco Green Festival Expo, Nov. 11-13, 2016, at a new location: Pier 35. Green Festival is excited to spread healthy and sustainable initiatives in convention centers. San Francisco presentations and mentoring sessions kick off on Friday, Nov. 11. Enjoy the vibrant green marketplace and attend programming all weekend long on green business and green…