Water supplies across the US have become contaminated by toxins from the energy, mining, and agricultural industries, among others—wreaking havoc on vulnerable ecosystems and human health. But local communities are taking action to ensure clean water for all. Featured Articles:
Protect Our Water
The Back Forty Mine: Is It the Next Standing Rock?
Back 40 Mining Company Responds to Water Protectors
Detroit Fights for Fair Water Access
Get the Frack Out!
Keepers of the Water
What Does Sewage Have to Do with It?
ReZpect Our Water
Pushing Out Pipelines
13 Ways to Save More than 65 Gallons of Water a Day
A burst of over 1,000 hate crimes and incidents have occurred since Election Day, and the President's words and actions are only making perpetrators bolder.
With white supremacists in the cabinet and anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric coming out of the White House, we need green, people-centered solutions that bring people together—and don't depend on Washington. Featured Articles:
Hate Has No Business Here
Finding Jobs and Finding Justice for Trans Workers
You don’t have to be rich to be a social investor. All you need is the will to use your money to support your values—and the kind of world you want to see for the future. People who bank and invest in a socially responsible manner arguably have never been more important to the health of humanity and the Earth. Featured Articles:
Forty percent of the food we grow in the US never gets eaten, it gets tossed out somewhere on the path from farm to table. That's billions of pounds of food that uses up land, water, fertilizer and pesticides, packaging, transportation, fuel, and more. For nothing. Featured Articles:
Waste Not, Eat Well at Daily Table
5 Ways to Fight Food Waste
Are meal kits recipes for fun, or waste?
She can’t stand food waste, so she’s educating the world about it.
Expiration dates don’t mean what you think
Investing To Support Standing Rock
Unplugging for the Holidays, for Your Family's Health
People of color are on the front lines of the climate crisis, and are leading the call for equitable protection and meaningful action.
Green American published this dedicated to amplifying the voices of those on the front lines of the climate crisis, working to protect the most vulnerable areas around the world. No matter what your background is, it’s vital to join the… Featured Articles:
People of Color Are on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis
Black Lives Matter in a Changing Climate
The Power of Latino Voices in Environmental Justice
Native Leaders Lend Strength to the Climate Change Fight
Mohamed Nasheed: Climate Champion for the World’s Most Vulnerable
• Regenerative, Organic Agriculture: Cool the Climate, Feed the World
Can organic farming feed the world and curb the climate crisis? The nonprofit Rodale Institute, PA, has one of the longest-running field trials showing that it can.
• INFOGRAPHIC: Living Soil vs. Dead Dirt
95% of our food is grown in soil. But one-third of the world’s soils have become degraded—turning… Featured Articles:
Regenerative, Organic Agriculture: Cool the Climate, Feed the World
Hasbro and Disney:Protect Toy Factory Workers!
Living Soil: Vandana Shiva on the Triple Climate Crisis
Creating clothes from field to factory can result in toxic chemicals being unleashed on workers, on the planet, and even on you and your family. Here’s how you can avoid fashion disasters and start your search for less toxic clothing
The Trouble with Nanoparticles in Clothing
Detox Your Closet!
7 Tips for Less Toxic Clothing
Make Do and Mend: Reuse at Home
Why You Should Wear Organic Underwear
Dollar Store Items Found to Be Riddled with Toxins
Stay Vocal CEO Launches Reuse! Documentary
The Road to Toxic Clothing
9 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products
This issue of the Green American marks our 100th issue. While we’ve had some terrific victories over the years since we published our first issue (then called Building Economic Alternatives) in 1985, we’ve been seeing more rapid results in recent years to our action campaigns, most markedly in 2014, where our campaigns enjoyed their most impactful year yet. Read "7 Green… Featured Articles:
Americans eat too much red meat—with tremendous impacts on our health, our environment, and the climate crisis. It’s time to tell everyone you know to eat less beef—or none at all. Read "Don't Have A Cow" Featured Articles:
Too Much Bad Beef
Best Option: Go Vegan!
5 Steps to Better Dairy
Something That Means Justice: An Interview with Suzan Shown Harjo
How Stereotypes Hurt: An Interview with Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown
"Green" practices have spread from a few innovators to the business mainstream. Major shifts toward sustainability are not only possible -- they're happening. Are we reaching a "green-economy tipping point"?
Wage theft, sweatshop conditions, and slave labor happen in the US, especially to immigrant workers. But they aren't passive victims of exploitation, they're leading the movement for fair labor conditions for all.
You no doubt know about sugar's contribution to obesity and diabetes -- but new research tells the increasingly alarming story about how sugar is at the root of many major illnesses, from Alzheimer's to cancer to heart disease and stroke.
Researching this issue inspired our editorial team to detox from sugar. To join with us in giving sugar the boot, check out our "how… Featured Articles:
In the 1980s, the financial industry said that divesting from companies doing business in South Africa was unreasonable. But people of conscience who didn't want to profit from oppression divested anyway.
Fast forward to 2013. We have another issue of global impact where government is failing to lead, and where people of conscience may choose to divest -- the climate… Featured Articles:
Putting the Big Squeeze on Big Oil, Gas, and Coal
How to Invest Fossil-Fuel Free
Chasing Ice: How the Mighty Have Fallen
Interview with Faith Leader The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal
Interview with College President Dr. Stephen Mulkey
Interview with the Responsible Endowments Activist Lauren Ressler
Interview with Hip-Hop Activist: Rev. Lennox Yearwood
Interview with City Mayor Mike McGinn
Interview with Student Leader Chloe Maxmin
Interview with Environmental Justice Leader Dr. Robert Bullard
Eco-friendly holiday celebrations are a great excuse to take another green stop in your life (think New Year's Resolutions) and also an excellent gateway to enticing your friends into greening their lives.
May your celebrations be filled with love, laughter, and all things green. Here's to less tinsel and more joy! Featured Articles: