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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…
by INDIGENOUS
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October 5, 2016
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Labor, Social Justice, Green Business clothing, Fair Labor, green business, labor, Green Business Products
Guest blog post by INDIGENOUS, certified member of Green America’s Green Business Network® Members make Green America’s fair trade programs possible. That’s why we’re sharing an incredible opportunity to make a difference while shopping. In celebration of Fair Trade Month, INDIGENOUS organic + fair trade fashion is offering 20% off to Green Americans, while donating 25% of each purchase to our…
by Scott Kitson
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September 26, 2016
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Labor, Finance, Green Living, Social Justice, Green Business
The Social Venture Network (SVN) is hosting its Fall Conference in Philadelphia, PA from November 2-5. Attendees will learn about social entrepreneurship and hear from experts about the importance of making an impact through social ventures.For 29 years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors have convened at SVN conferences to have conversations with values-…
by Scott Kitson
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September 26, 2016
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Green Business
Green America is proud to launch the latest cycle of our People & Planet Awards, rewarding green businesses nationwide for their contributions to a just and sustainable economy.  Green America's People and Planet Award logo | Credit: Green America[/caption] We’ve designed this season's awards to honor green businesses that help you care for your pets and animals responsibly… and we need…
by Scott Kitson
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September 20, 2016
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Green Business
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK —  The Nail Belle, LLC, a full-service and eco-friendly nail salon celebrated its grand opening in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The shabby chic-inspired and well-appointed storefront salon space located at 199 Malcolm X Boulevard represents the meeting of Southern hospitality and cosmopolitan flare of New York City.The Nail Belle distinguishes itself through its commitment to…
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…