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Green America in the News (October 10, 2019) A U.S.-based green economy group says some of the world’s most popular chocolate companies are not so sweet when it comes to human rights and sustainability. Green America gives Godiva chocolate an F in efforts to reduce child labor and…

VOA News
Green America in the News (October 10, 2019) NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major chocolate companies such as Godiva, Lindt and Hershey are failing to keep child labor out of their supply chains, according to a new ranking by activists released on Thursday. Godiva was rated…

Yahoo News
Green America in the News (October 6, 2019) Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg grabbed headlines in the U.S. last month when she traveled to the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in a sailboat and then accused adults of having stolen her generation’s hopes and dreams with their…
corporate responsibility, finance, climate change, get a better bank, socially responsible investing
Forbes
Green America in the News (September 4, 2019) If climate change feels like an impossibly knotty threat to unravel, consider the outlook of Alisa Gravitz (MBA 1980), who sees being carbon negative worldwide by 2050 as entirely possible. As president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.–based…

Harvard Business School
Green America in the News (August 20, 2019) Let’s move past the green and gene revolutions to a microbiome renaissance By Louise Elizabeth Maher-Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on August 20, 2019     Editor’s Note (9/3/2019): This post has been substantially rewritten to change or…
microorganisms, GMOs, genetic engineering, toxic food, food
Scientific American
Green America in the News (July 25, 2019) A new report says that brands like J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Forever21, and Carter’s fail to disclose important information about their chemical practices.   By Elizabeth Segran It’s back-to-school time, but you might want to think twice before…
ethical fashion, fashion, fast fashion, eco-fashion
Fast Company
Green America in the News (June 17, 2019) Being environmentally conscious is not all about plastic bags; it’s about making everyday choices that will — quite literally — determine our success or failure as a species. We can be more conscious about reducing pollution, protecting wildlife,…
climate change, carbon footprint, green living, sustainable living
USA Today
Green America in the News (May 3, 2019)   This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page,…
flowers, sustainable flowers, green business, Green Business Network, green living
Forbes
Green America in the News (May 1, 2019) Forget aesthetics: Lawns can raise food, restore habitats, and even store carbon By Patrick Sisson May 1, 2019, 12:33pm EDT   If Americans want to reduce their environmental footprints, one of the first steps may be reexamining what’s in…
gardening, Climate Victory Garden, organic gardening, climate change, carbon capture, carbon footprint
Curbed
Green America in the News (April 5, 2019) Going green may be trendy, but it’s not just a fad. “The climate crisis is intensifying, with eminent scientists warning that our actions over the coming decade will determine how life on Earth will, or will not, prevail,” said Fran Teplitz,…
carbon footprint, climate change, cost savings
Yahoo News
Green America in the News (January 8, 2019) By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed on Tuesday. Many businesses and consumers…

The New York Times
Green America in the News (January 8, 2019) A California lawmaker introduced legislation this week that would make the state the first to bar retailers from giving out printed receipts unless a customer requests them. The proposed measure — Assembly Bill 161 — would require stores to use…

CNBC
Green America in the News (December 28, 2018) By Steph Yi Twinkling pine, spruce and fir trees bring holiday cheer to homes around the world. But with the end of festivities comes the not-so-jolly chore of disrobing and discarding these unwieldy house guests. You don’t want your Christmas…

The New York Times
Green America in the News (December 21, 2018) This Christmas, Mariah Byrne was set on buying a hammock for a college friend. Preferably, she’d find just the right one from an environmentally conscious outdoor retailer. She checked REI. Too expensive. She looked at Patagonia. Also beyond her…

The Washington Post
Green America in the News (December 20, 2018) Beth Porter is Green America’s Climate & Recycling Director, as well as the author of Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System who joins Jonathan to talk all things recycling; what is is, how it works, if plastic straws are as…

Getting Curious
Green America in the News (February 11, 2018) T-Mobile announced its second wind farm project as it continues efforts to sustainably sourcing its energy. In late January, T-Mobile announced its decision to shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2021. In addition, they became the first U.S.…

Boss Magazine
Green America in the News (January 9, 2018) From record-breaking marches and protests to devastating generational weather events to the strength of the #MeToo movement, in my last piece, I pointed out that 2017 transformed how our society works and lives, which simultaneously created new…

Huffington Post
Green America in the News (January 8, 2018)   The Best Nonprofits Fighting for Sustainability   12345678 We’ve carefully selected these nonprofits because they’re actively working toward sustainability and protecting the environment. Nominate a notable nonprofit by emailing us at…

Heathline
Green America in the News (December 27, 2017)   Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) Living / Green Home December 22, 2017 phone book anymore? In the process, you'll save trees and limit exposure to toxic chemicals. If your house looks anything like mine, there is probably paper clutter all…

Tree Hugger
Green America in the News (December 19, 2017) Green America recently launched the Re(store) It campaign to educate the public and U.S. corporations about the benefits of regenerative agriculture, an approach to farming which uses methods that rejuvenate the soil and trap greenhouse gases. The…

High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal