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Blog/News (November 15, 2018) Why we’re skipping the year’s most ridiculous “holiday.”

Blog/News (November 7, 2018) In a victory for its workers, Arkansas and Missouri approved substantial wage increases during the 2018 midterm elections. This means the two red states will soon be among the highest of minimum wages of any state. For Arkansas, Issue 5 was the…
workers rights, worker justice, minimum wage, wage increase, #RaiseTheWage, Arkansas, Missouri, midterms, midterm elections
Blog/News (November 5, 2018) Bismark Kpabitey is a 33 year old dynamic agroforestry cocoa farmer from Ghana, where farmers typically earn $0.84 per day. Bismark has been practicing dynamic agroforestry for three years on seven acres to support his 16 family members. He sells…
Regenerative Agriculture, farms, carbon farming, Soil Carbon, agriculture
Blog/News (November 1, 2018) Ancient wheats, such as KAMUT® brand khorasan are part of a healthy, healing diet
sustainable food, Good Food, healthy food, wheat
Blog/News (October 22, 2018) Congratulations to Green America's People & Planet Award winners! Thanks to all who nominated and voted for green businesses to win our fall People & Planet Award. This season’s award focused on businesses that help people green their homes—…

Blog/News (October 21, 2018) As more people become involved in the SRI movement, it becomes increasingly important for investors to understand how mutual funds are being evaluated in terms of their social and environmental impacts.
socially responsible investing, mutual funds, green business, green economy
Blog/News (October 18, 2018) With the earth rapidly warming, the U.S. needs to put the brakes on natural gas drilling and infrastructure and limit methane emissions from existing wells. But, the Trump administration has other plans.

Blog/News (October 15, 2018) This year, Green America’s chocolate scorecard got a little revamp: it now explores what are companies doing beyond certifying the cocoa they are purchasing. Although fair trade and environmental certifications are helpful tools for consumers and…

Blog/News (October 10, 2018) The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report is out and friends, it is bleak. But it also gives cause for some hope if we answer the imperative call and act on climate immediately.  The world has already warmed by 1-degree…
climate change, Renewable Energy, fossil fuels, wind, solar, greenhouse gas
Blog/News (October 4, 2018) Regenerative agriculture is being explored as a solution to climate change and declining soil health around the world. In Ethiopia, where the majority of farming is practiced by smallholders, production is important for livelihoods and food security…

Blog/News (October 2, 2018) This week, Verizon announced its launch of the world’s first commercial 5G network initially in four U.S. cities, with plans to expand nationally. 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networking and is the next frontier that promises faster speeds…
clean energy, dirty energy, climate change, technology
Blog/News (September 18, 2018) In August, Uber faced a major setback in New York City as its Council voted to cap the number of ride-hail vehicles allowed on city streets. NYC is its largest American market of 8.5 million residents.
green business, transportation, uber, lyft
Blog/News (August 22, 2018) With more than 71 percent of consumers “thinking green” when making a buying decision, and nearly three out of four Millennials willing to pay more for environmentally sound products, driving increased sales should be as simple as incorporating…
webinar, marketing, digital marketing
Blog/News (August 16, 2018) 2017 marked the first year that a continental U.S. species of bumblebee was listed as endangered as a result of pathogens, parasites, and human activity. The subsequent uproar from environmentalists demanded that we safeguard these important…
green economy, green business, bees, pesticide
Blog/News (August 8, 2018) Global Labor Justice uncovered active gender-based violence in Asian factories supplying American apparel giants H&M and Gap. Results conclude that abuse against female garment workers stems directly from the way fast fashion meets its bottom line.

Blog/News (August 8, 2018) Last week, the Trump administration announced its intention to suspend vehicle anti-pollution and fuel-efficiency standards, a clear strike on Obama-era climate change mitigation initiatives.

Blog/News (August 6, 2018) While plastic straw bans represent progress in the movement against single-use plastics, the bans have been criticized for negatively impacting individuals with motor disabilities who rely on plastic straws to drink.

Blog/News (August 6, 2018) In late July, Baltimore filed a lawsuit against 26 defendants — including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Shell — for exacerbating the city’s sea level rise and contributing to recent sporadic weather behavior.

Blog/News (August 6, 2018) Have you ever wondered, what do I have to do to be a socially responsible investor?
SRI, socially responsible investing
Blog/News (August 1, 2018) You've probably heard the words "fair trade" and "direct trade." What do they mean and what's the difference?
Fair Trade, green business, green economy, coffee, Fair Labor