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BlogNews (February 20, 2020) Clothing supply chains – from field to factory to store -- can be long, complex, and often seemingly opaque, and even in cases where brands promote their transparency or sustainability, they often fall short in sharing enough information with…
ethical fashion, Organic Textiles, textile production
BlogNews (February 18, 2020) If addressing climate change is truly a priority for Amazon, Bezos and executives will go beyond a donation.
climate change, labor, Amazon
BlogNews (February 13, 2020) Black history is rich with connections to the environment. This month and every month after, we're honoring the contributions of Black climate leaders.
black history, environmental justice movement, diversity in environmental movement, Black climate leaders
BlogNews (February 12, 2020) This week, the historic Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced on Capitol Hill by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). Green America is proud to announce our support of the legislation along with over 470…
plastic pollution
BlogNews (February 5, 2020) Since 2012, Green America's People and Planet Award has recognized outstanding small businesses with deep commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability. This project has been made possible thanks to a special donor committed to…
green america, People and Planet Award, Business Award, Social Entrepreneurship, green business, green business network
BlogNews (February 4, 2020) The organization tasked with protecting investors is now proposing a rule that would weaken corporate oversight.
corporate oversight, shareholder action
BlogNews (January 30, 2020) Leaders in the finance sector are making some important changes for the climate, but JPMorgan Chase – the biggest funder of fossil fuels - remains a laggard. With the climate crisis worsening and no more time to delay, we need you to push the…
climate change, climate crisis, fossil fuels, dirty energy, finance, jp morgan chase, jpmorgan chase, chase bank
BlogNews (January 22, 2020) Looking for tax deductions, small business guides, and more? Start here. Small businesses face a variety of taxes based on your business structure. Your business will also have access to different funding opportunities based on this structure. We'…
tax deductions, loans, grants, small business administration, green business, taxes, tax breaks
BlogNews (January 13, 2020) Green businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for its customers, employees, communities, and planet. But just because a business claims it is “green” doesn’t mean it upholds the standards of social…
fast fashion, slow fashion, clothing, apparel, jeans, sustainable business, green business, sustainability, organic, organic clothing
BlogNews (January 7, 2020) On January 7th at 11:30am, Fran Teplitz, the director of the Green Business Network at Green America, testified at the EPA's virtual public hearing on the Coal Ash Rule that the agency is working to weaken. It is imperative that this rule is not …
coal ash rule, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, testimony, green business network, green business, climate change
BlogNews (December 26, 2019) 33 banks have funneled 1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since 2016. Of these banks, Goldman Sachs ranks number 12 in the biggest financiers of fossil fuels, pouring approximately $59.26 billion dollars over the last three years. Yet in December of…
bank, fossil fuels, divest, divestment, megabank, goldman sachs, oil, gas, fossil fuel expansion, fossil fuel projects, arctic
BlogNews (December 19, 2019) In the year after Verizon released a commitment to reach 50% clean energy by 2025, it hasn’t announced any progress in meeting its goal.
Verizon, clean energy, Renewable Energy, wind power, solar power, fossil fuels, dirty energy
BlogNews (December 18, 2019) Green America—as part of the international Fossil Banks, No Thanks campaign—is continuing to pressure JPMorgan Chase to stop financing the fossil fuel industry.
Climate, climate change, finance, better bank, jp morgan chase, chase, bank, break up with your mega bank, fossil fuels
BlogNews (December 18, 2019) Our tech allies are asking customers of Amazon Web Services to sign a letter that requests a faster switch to renewables and more transparency in energy sourcing. If your business is using AWS, your voice is crucial!
Climate, Amazon, amazon web services, renewables, Renewable Energy
BlogNews (December 17, 2019) The Future is Digital: Nine Out of 10 Consumers Want Retailers to offer a Digital Receipt Option
paper receipts, paper waste, Skip the Slip, trees, forests
BlogNews (December 16, 2019) By Guest Blogger: Kurt Whitt, Green Business Network Member and Founder/Chief Visionary Architect of EcoPlanetMedia As an earth-friendly creative agency, Eco Planet Media gets a firsthand look at the green trends occurring across business sectors.…
green business, green trends, Green Business Trends, industry trends, green biz, eco planet media, 2019, Climate, plastic, clean energy, eco-tourism, conscious consumerism, sustainable, organic food
BlogNews (December 10, 2019) All year we have been sharing various ways that Amazon is bad for workers, our planet, and consumer, and on International Human Rights day, we wanted to use this occasion to highlight some of the worst human rights abuses that Amazon has either…
Amazon.com, Employee and Human Rights, Fair Labor (466, International Human Rights Day
BlogNews (December 3, 2019) Amazon's electronics are made with unfair,unsafe labor and dirty energy.
Amazon.com, electronics, privacy, child labor, Alexa, Ring
BlogNews (November 20, 2019) This Thanksgiving, use food to talk to your family and friends about values like sustainable and ethical food.
non-GMO Thanksgiving, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian, recipe, Fair Trade, non-GMO
BlogNews (November 15, 2019) Recycling is a daily practice for many of us, but it can be hard to know if it’s really helping the planet like we’d hope. As we toss recyclables into our curbside bins it can feel like an individual action that doesn’t yield much of an impact. But…
climate change, climate crisis, Climate, recycling