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BlogNews (May 26, 2022) From the most recent issue of our magazine, Green American. Renewable Energy Must Advance Equity This spring, Green America issued a major new report on energy justice: “Calling for a Clean, Just Transition” highlights how companies in the…
Green America, Green America's campaigns, climate, soil carbon initiative
BlogNews (April 12, 2022) International leaders are not doing enough on climate. Here’s what we are doing together to move the needle.
climate, climate change, Green America, victories
BlogNews (April 11, 2022) States and municipalities raise money through issuing bonds, but they rarely fund green infrastructure or activities, and they are usually too pricey for most individual investors. But a new bond from Connecticut offers a new way for any investor…
green bond, socially responsible investing, social investing, impact investing, sustainable investing, Amalgamated Bank, Connecticut green bank, clean energy
BlogNews (April 6, 2022) Green America is pleased to partner with As You Sow to help you find out what you own in your retirement plan – and how to be an advocate for better investment options from your employer.
SRI, sustainable investing, retirement planning
BlogNews (March 16, 2022) Industrial agriculture is a leading source of the climate crisis. Big Ag causes continual topsoil loss (costing the US more than a trillion dollars every year), and pollutes our waterways.   Restoring soil health and its natural ability to…
regenerative agriculture
BlogNews (February 3, 2022) Direct and fair trade chocolate companies have been placing farmers front-and-center of their business models for years.
fair trade chocolate
BlogNews (January 4, 2022) In an effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline several years ago, individuals and institutions pulled their money out of the mega-banks that were funding this destructive pipeline, threatening American Indian lands and the drinking water of…
financing climate change
BlogNews (November 17, 2021) Small businesses often rely on Amazon - but is the megacorporation doing more harm than good?
Amazon, retail, retailers, business, green business, shopping, ethical consumerism
BlogNews (November 15, 2021) COP 26, the latest United Nations meeting to forge agreements between nations on climate change, has come to a close in Glasgow, Scotland.  While the countries present reached an agreement that improves on the current commitments, the world is…
COP 26, climate crisis
BlogNews (November 9, 2021) Amazon had a record-breaking year in 2020, bringing in over $20 billion in profits. This was a great year for shareholders and executives, but who makes these profits possible and who bears the brunt of the harm from a corporation that prioritizes…
Amazon, racial justice, workers rights
BlogNews (November 4, 2021) As the undeniable consequences of the climate crisis abound all around us, in some positive news, divestment from the fossil fuel sector is steadily on the rise, as documented in the 2021 Invest Divest Report released October 26th.  Dozens of…
fossil fuels, divestment, fossil fuel divestment, clean energy, sustainable investments
BlogNews (November 2, 2021) On November 2, the US EPA issued a new rule for comment that will address methane emissions from both existing and new oil and gas wells and infrastructure in the US.
methane, climate crisis, climate change, fighting climate change
BlogNews (October 19, 2021) "You get very tired when you work so much," [one child] said, showing scars he still has from his machete injuries. "Every day I would wake at six o'clock and go straight to the cocoa farm." Child labor is worsening around the world. It is…
fair trade, child labor, cocoa, chocolate
BlogNews (October 12, 2021) Following the murder of George Floyd, US corporations focused attention on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement -- a slogan and organization launched by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the…
Black Lives Matter, blm, corporate responsibility
BlogNews (September 23, 2021) This handy fact sheet busts 5 prominent myths about renewable energy.
renewable energy, climate change, climate crisis
BlogNews (September 20, 2021) Entertainment is one of the biggest industries in the world. But Hollywood isn't winning an Oscar for sustainability anytime soon.
hollywood, sustainability, sustainable business, clean energy, movies, television, entertainment, reuse, zero waste, carbon footprint, carbon emissions, film
BlogNews (September 13, 2021) As a part of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, take a look at the influence that the Spanish speakers in Latin America have on trade to the U.S. In particular, explore some of the fair trade goods that help workers in the region. 
fair trade, Latin America, latin american, latino, latina, Latinx, hispanic, green business, green business products, green business certification
BlogNews (August 23, 2021) The right to vote is the cornerstone of democracy – and central for creating a just, equitable, regenerative economy that works for all.  The United States considers itself to be a leading democracy in the world. The 2020 election, which was…
voting
BlogNews (August 10, 2021) Recommendations for government, industry, and individuals to accelerate action at speed and scale   This summer, many of us see the devastating floods, fires, storms, and heat waves worldwide as a sign that climate change is here and getting worse…
climate change, climate crisis
BlogNews (August 5, 2021) At the end of July, Carter’s released its first sustainability report! This is a positive step for the company, which is the largest retailer of children’s clothing in the US. But we need to see bolder action on chemical management from Carter’s to…
toxic textiles, toxic clothing, sustainable fashion, children's clothing