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BlogNews (July 27, 2020) with Liana Foxvog, Crisis Response Coordinator, Worker Rights Consortium What has happened in the garment industry during COVID-19? Store closings amidst the lockdowns caused a sharp decline in spending on apparel. In the span of a month, consumer…
workers rights, garments, COVID-19
BlogNews (July 20, 2020) Following is an excerpt from the letter that Fran Teplitz, Green America’s Executive Co-director and Director of the Green Business Network, submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) on July 21, 2020 in response to the agency calling into question…
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BlogNews (July 20, 2020) Since 1998, Owen Wormser has been designing and building landscapes with a focus on sustainability, regeneration, and beauty. His work is rooted in perspective and expertise drawn from landscape architecture, horticulture, permaculture, organic…
lawn, meadow
BlogNews (July 14, 2020) Stories of businesses getting creative during the pandemic haven brought us hope. Times are tough, but these resilient businesses have kept their stores open by doing what they do best—tailoring their product focus to meeting the needs of the…
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BlogNews (July 14, 2020) One of the biggest trends of 2019 was green, but not in the circular economy sense—hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, with industry growth surging at 706 percent throughout the year. What is Hemp-CBD? The Farm…
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BlogNews (July 13, 2020) The COVID-19 crisis has touched every aspect of our society and laid bare the fundamental, unjust problems in many of our systems, particularly in healthcare, agriculture, and housing. The waste system is also one that has been significantly…
plastic pollution
BlogNews (July 1, 2020) Amazon says it stands with Black communities; Amazon also says it cares about climate change. But here’s the thing, actions speak louder than words. Last year, Amazon’s carbon footprint increased by 15%. And despite claiming to stand with Black…
racial justice, climate justice, workers rights, Energy
BlogNews (June 18, 2020) By guest blogger: Michael Twer, CEO/Founder of Delilah Home and Chairman of the Organic Trade Association Fiber Council. Delilah Home is a certified Green Business Network member. By now, most people know that organic is the way to go when it…
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BlogNews (June 17, 2020) By guest blogger: Christine Jantz, CEO of Jantz Management. Jantz Management is a certified Green Business Network member. Over the past several years, we have witnessed a sea change in investor votes on climate-related resolutions, culminating on…
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BlogNews (June 16, 2020) Green businesses are committed to the highest standard of sustainability and are often leaders in their industry. Many of the Green Business Network members purchase renewable energy and invest in wind and solar for their storefronts. Despite this,…
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BlogNews (June 15, 2020) Avoid the unnecessary packaging and pollution you get with grocery shopping.
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BlogNews (June 11, 2020) We can all take action in our daily lives to support Black communities economically with our spending and investing
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BlogNews (June 8, 2020) While many of us are fortunate enough to be able to shelter-in-place during these times, individuals throughout our food supply chains, from farm level to delivery drivers, are risking their health to ensure food makes it to our tables. There are an…
workers rights, agriculture
BlogNews (June 2, 2020) “Right now, Minneapolis and cities across our country are on fire, and our people are hurting—the violence against Black bodies felt in the ongoing mass disobedience, all while we grapple with a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting,…
justice for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter
BlogNews (June 1, 2020) Green businesses are getting creative amid the coronavirus pandemic to keep their stores open. We find their tenacity and commitment to the green economy inspiring in these challenging times. Here are three Green Business Network members that give…
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BlogNews (May 27, 2020) Strong votes at Chase in support of environmental and social resolutions provide a telling example of why the SEC has proposed a rule to weaken shareholder power and thereby weaken corporate accountability.
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BlogNews (May 12, 2020) COVID-19 has turned nearly everything on its head. Many businesses are closed; many individuals have lost their jobs; and so much seems uncertain. But big retailers with complex logistics networks, like Amazon or Walmart, seem to be thriving in this…
Fair Labor, Fair Trade, worker justice
BlogNews (May 12, 2020) On May 6th, 2020, Community Capital Management (CCM) announced an initiative to invest $100 million in COVID-19 relief efforts. CCM is a Green Business Network member and a leader in fixed income impact investing. CCM’s core strategy looks to…
Impact Investing, COVID-19, economic relief, financial relief, community capital management, social impact investing, SRI, green business, small business, coronavirus
BlogNews (May 7, 2020) Is your business starting to consider sustainability in your practices? Do you want to appeal to the ever-growing mass of conscious consumers? With over 30 years of experience, the Green Business Network knows what it takes to be a truly green…
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