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Green America Opens Comment Period For CBD Product Certification Standards

Green America in the News ( ) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Green America’s Green Business Network is launching an open comment period to collect informed feedback on a new certification standard for hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) products that are legally compliant. The survey can be…
CBD Today - https://www.cbdtoday.com/green-america-opens-comment-period-for-cbd-product-cer…

Column: Privacy or planet — the tough choice of doing away with paper receipts

Green America in the News ( ) By DAVID LAZARUS BUSINESS COLUMNIST  MARCH 2, 2021 5 AM PT There’s a lot to fret over these days. Whether you’re entitled to a paper receipt when you buy something seems like a decidedly small matter, all things considered. But it can have…
Los Angeles Times - https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-03-02/column-consumers-paper-receip…

The Number of Climate Victory Gardens Has Grown Rapidly in Past Year

Green America in the News ( ) Green America reports a surge of interest in people gardening for climate reasons. If it seems like more people are gardening than ever before, you're not wrong. Green America is a non-profit that promotes the creation of Climate Victory Gardens.…
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Opportunities to Improve Electronics Safety

Green America in the News ( ) Climbing out of the potential well of starting a company-wide, individualized environmental/human health safety improvement project may seem daunting: doing the research to identify candidate projects, selecting and defining a target project,…
Electronic Engineering Times - https://www.eetimes.com/opportunities-to-improve-electronics-environmental-safe…

The Rise of Incense

Green America in the News ( ) As the pandemic approached its peak, so did sales of the aromatic material. By Sydney Gore Dec. 15, 2020 Hyungi Park, a Los Angeles-based artist, began learning how to make incense six years ago. She admits that incense isn’t necessarily the most…
The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/style/self-care/incense-pandemic.html

Trump Labor Department’s rule discouraging ESG investing in retirement plans is finalized over swell of objections

Green America in the News ( ) The Department of Labor made final on Friday a rule making it harder for socially-minded investments to be included in select retirement plans, a move that some commenters welcomed, preferring return-driven decisions. Others objected, calling the…
MarketWatch - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-labor-rule-discouraging-esg-investing-…

Divided SEC Makes it More Difficult for Shareholders to Bring Proposals for Vote at Annual Meetings

Green America in the News ( ) By Soyoung Ho, Thomson Reuters, September 25, 2020 Despite strong opposition from investor groups, a divided SEC on September 23, 2020, decided to finalize a rule that makes it more difficult for public company shareholders to bring proposals for…
Reuters - https://tax.thomsonreuters.com/news/divided-sec-makes-it-more-difficult-for-sha…

How HFCs Are Contributing To Global Warming + What You Can Do

Green America in the News ( ) by Emma Loewe, mindybodygreen, August 19, 2020 Most of us are up to speed on the dangers of carbon dioxide, but we may not be as well-versed on another greenhouse gas that has the potential to trap hundreds of times more heat in the environment:…
mindbodygreen - https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-hydrofluorocarbon-contribute-to-glob…

Hoosiers' Embrace of ‘Victory Gardens’ Grows During Pandemic

Green America in the News ( ) By London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, June 28, 2020 In the midst of World War II, Americans came together to grow fruits and vegetables in their backyards, forming a network of victory gardens that at one point provided as much as 40% of the…
U.S. News & World Report - https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/indiana/articles/2020-06-28/hoosiers-em…

I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet.

Green America in the News ( ) Stopping climate change is hard enough, but racism only makes it harder. By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, June 3, 2020 Here is an incomplete list of things I left unfinished last week because America’s boiling racism and militarization are deadly for…
The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/03/im-black-climate-scientist-ra…

Climate activists voice support for George Floyd protesters and confront green movement's issues with race

Green America in the News ( ) by Louise Boyle, June 2, 2020 Environmental activists are voicing support for protesters who have taken to the streets in outrage over the police killing of George Floyd, while acknowledging the green movement's own need to tackle ongoing racial…
The Independent - https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/george-floyd-protests-us-climate-chan…

Planting a Victory Garden Can Help Fight Global Warming

Green America in the News ( ) The popular wartime solution for supplementing food rations was embraced by Eleanor Roosevelt, and now environmental experts say it's time to bring victory gardens back. By Dan Nosowitz, May 20, 2020 There's no roadmap for fighting climate…
Better Homes & Gardens - https://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-trends/climate-victory-garden/

Shareholders Should Be Heard, Not Muzzled

Green America in the News ( ) Shareholders Should be Heard, Not Muzzled The full article from ThinkAdvisor, April 13, 2020, is available at here.   Introduction: The Securities and Exchange Commission is attempting to bar many investors from pushing corporations to address…
ThinkAdvisor - https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2020/04/13/shareholders-should-be-heard-not-muzzle…

Good eggs: cracking the Easter chocolates with the best and worst ethics

Green America in the News ( ) Whether they’re hollow or filled with ganache, every Easter egg contains a complex, globalised trade network within it. The cocoa used to make the chocolate was most likely grown in West Africa – around 70% of the world’s supply is. Once grown, the…
The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/apr/09/good-eggs-cracking-the-eas…

World’s Largest Chocolate Companies Rated on Efforts to End Environmental and Labor Abuses

Green America in the News ( ) WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mighty Earth, Green America, and Be Slavery Free published a joint Easter scorecard, analyzing what the world’s biggest chocolate companies are doing to address social and environmental concerns. Godiva receives the “…
Business Wire - https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200407005527/en/World%E2%80%99s-Larges…

I tried storing my food with Bee’s Wrap and now I want to wrap everything in beeswax

Green America in the News ( ) Plastic wrap safely seals food so you can save it for later, but like all single-use plastics, it’s bad for the environment. Bee’s Wrap is an eco-friendly alternative that’s made from organic cotton coated in bee’s wax, jojoba oil, and tree resin…
Business Insider - https://www.businessinsider.my/bees-wrap-review

Designing an end to a toxic American obsession: The Lawn

Green America in the News ( ) Lawns are an American obsession. Since the mass proliferation of suburbs in the 1950s and '60s, these pristine carpets of green turf have been meticulously maintained by suburbanites, with grass length and other aesthetic considerations enforced…
CNN - https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lawns-american-yard-us/index.html

CO2 Power Sector Emissions Significantly Dropped in 2019, Thanks to Slow Shift Away from Coal

Green America in the News ( ) The global shift — albeit, a slow shift — to renewable energy sources is starting to pay off. According to a new report, last year, CO2 power sector emissions dropped by 2 percent. This is the greatest reduction we've seen in about three decades,…
Green Matters - https://www.greenmatters.com/p/carbon-emissions-dropped-in-2019

World’s Largest Organic Dairy Brand Commits to Being Carbon Positive by 2025

Green America in the News ( ) Horizon Organic, the largest USDA certified organic dairy brand in the world, today announced a commitment to become carbon positive by 2025. Horizon Organic’s goal is to be the first national dairy brand to become carbon positive across its full…
Environment + Energy Leader - https://www.environmentalleader.com/2020/03/worlds-largest-organic-dairy-brand-…

Jeff Bezos Puts Up $10B From His Pocket to Fight Climate Change

Green America in the News ( ) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Monday announced a commitment of US$10 billion of his personal money to the newly launched Bezos Earth Fund to fight climate change. "Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet," Bezos wrote. "This global initiative…
E-Commerce Times - https://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Jeff-Bezos-Puts-Up-10B-From-His-Pocket-to-…