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BlogNews (October 13, 2020) With COVID-19, millions of Americans are voting by mail. But the Trump Administration is removing USPS mailboxes and sorting machines which will make it difficult to process millions of ballots. Take action to ensure all citizens can vote.
voting, democracy
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BlogNews (October 13, 2020) Originally published by One Green Planet by Jonathon Engels March 12, 2014 Source article The fight against GMOs is on. Actually, the fight has been on for some time now: The first GMO food, the Flavr Savr tomato, hit supermarkets in 1994, and by…
GMOs, organizations, labelling
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BlogNews (October 13, 2020) GMO Inside is calling on Chobani to shift to non-GMO feed sources for its dairy cows.  Chobani processes roughly 40 million pounds of milk per week from over 78,000 dairy cows on nearly 900 farms.  All told, that’s a lot of milk!  Milk which comes…
yogurt, GMOs
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BlogNews (October 13, 2020) Supporters of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) say that they lower the use of pesticides and benefit the environment. However, the record demonstrates that there are growing negative environmental impacts from GMOs. One major problem caused by…
superweeds, superbugs, GMOs, pesticide, herbicide
BlogNews (October 13, 2020) This is the fifth blog of a series describing the five methods that make up regenerative agriculture—perennial plants & diverse crops, zero/low tillage & mulching, cover cropping & crop rotation, composting, and managed grazing.…
regenerative agriculture
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BlogNews (October 13, 2020) Originally published by Wall Street Cheat Sheet by Frank Carson March 13, 2014 Source article   The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods has been raging for almost two decades, when GM foods were first introduced to the public in…
GMOs
BlogNews (October 12, 2020) Reducing Carbon Emissions is Good for Business With the October 2018 UN report announcing that we have only 12 years to prevent devastating climate change, it’s time to talk about the role business can play in mitigating this crisis. If we make no…
small business, carbon emissions
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BlogNews (October 12, 2020) Originally published by Food Matters By Cheryl Myers Source article   Some consumers do not know how to identify a natural vitamin from a synthetic one. Vitamin and mineral supplements may contain labels that are too complicated for you to…
vitamins
BlogNews (October 9, 2020) Guest blog by Green Business Network member Mark J. Guay, P.C., Strategic Legal Solutions In his famous book “Travels with Charley – In Search of America”, the equally famous author John Steinbeck, traveled with his dog Charley, across America in…
business, green business, pivot, COVID-19, pandemic, new ideas, transition, mark guay, strategic legal solutions
BlogNews (October 1, 2020) As most of the cities around the globe enter the reopening phase or have already started embracing the new normality so have individuals and corporations come with the striking realization that they  need to take ownership of a better, more…
sustainability academy, course, sustainability class, green business, sustainable business, how to be a sustainable business series
BlogNews (September 30, 2020) Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to undermine the shareholder resolution process and thereby the ability of investors to pressure corporations to be accountable for their social and environmental impacts.
SEC, shareholder, shareholder activism, shareholder advocacy
BlogNews (September 29, 2020) Every year during Climate Week, corporations rush to make new commitments on the actions they say they are taking to address the climate crisis. The statements always sound big and impressive, but only some commitments are meaningful.
climate change, climate action
BlogNews (September 27, 2020) In “The Mattress Still Matters,” three Green America certified mattress companies stand above the rest: Naturepedic, White Lotus, Lullaby Baby. Naturepedic ranks number one! Babies are exceptionally vulnerable to chemicals in their environment as…
baby mattress, crib, mattress, organic, baby products, Naturepedic, lullaby earth, ikea, serta, clean mattress, health and safety, organic baby products
BlogNews (September 21, 2020) At Green America, all year we say that it’s important to “vote with your dollars” – to use your consumer and investor power to drive economic change that promotes social justice and environmental sustainability. And of course, it's also important…
voting, voter suppression, voter rights
BlogNews (September 17, 2020) Washington, DC (September 17, 2020)—Nearly 60 businesses from across the country issued a statement today calling on the US insurance industry to stop insuring and investing in the fossil fuels driving climate change. Signatories include Ben &…
Sunrise Project, insurance, climate change, divestment, climate crisis, fossil fuels, green business
BlogNews (September 15, 2020) Latinx Heritage Month is a month-long celebration to honor the cultures and heritages of peoples of Latin American origin and descent. Historically, the celebration only included Hispanic origin and descent, but has since adopted language inclusive…
Latinx, small business
BlogNews (September 14, 2020) This year has been a tough one for teachers and the many students and parents navigating the education system during the pandemic. Josh Mcguire, a program manager at the school gardening nonprofit Big Green, is familiar with this on both a personal…
Climate Victory Garden, gardening
BlogNews (September 6, 2020) As a green business, you align your products and practices with your values—but does your bank align with your values, too? Where you choose to bank has an impact on people and the planet. When your company acquires a loan or opens an account, your…
Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, get a better bank, better bank, green business, SRI, community investing, green bank, vote with your dollar, conscious consumer, small business
BlogNews (August 31, 2020) Fran Teplitz, Executive Co-director, Green America and Director of Green America’s Green Business Network provided the following testimony during a virtual public hearing conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on August 31, 2020: EPA…
National Ambient Air Quality Standards, ozone, green business, Green Business Network
BlogNews (August 28, 2020) With COVID-19 millions of Americans will want to vote by mail. But the Trump Administration is removing USPS mailboxes and sorting machines which will make it difficult to process millions of ballots. Take action to ensure all citizens can vote.
voting, democracy