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BlogNews (May 24, 2023) In May, we share Jewish American Heritage Month resources that highlight the push for justice and celebrations of Jewish culture.
Jewish American heritage
BlogNews (May 13, 2023) We’re celebrating our beloved Fran Teplitz, Green America’s Co-Executive Director of Business, Investing & Policy, and her 23 years of remarkable service here at Green America, as she moves into “rewirement,” as Fran calls it.
Green America
BlogNews (May 2, 2023) This May, we share Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month resources that highlight accomplishments and the racial justice still needed.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, Asian America, AAPI
BlogNews (April 3, 2023) As President Biden was vetoing a Congressional resolution that attacked our freedom to invest in companies that practice responsible environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), a pitched battle has been raging in the states.   So…
ESG, ESG investing, socially responsible investing, responsible investing, sustainable investing, SRI investing, SRI, impact investing
BlogNews (March 30, 2023) March 31 is the international Transgender Day of Visibility. Green America calls on all of our members, supporters, businesses, and the general public to take this opportunity to celebrate the transgender community and take action to support transgender r
Transgender Day of Visibility, transgender, transgender rights, lgbtq, gender equality
BlogNews (March 28, 2023) We’re used to seeing all kinds of flavors and add-ins to chocolate – from sea salt to orange to ginger.  But recently there’s been a lot of buzz about additives that no one wants – lead and cadmium – being found in chocolate. We’ll walk you…
lead and cadmium in chocolate
BlogNews (March 21, 2023) From the most recent issue of our magazine, Green American, where we update readers on the progress we've made over the last quarter on climate, finance, food, labor, social justice, and more. Telecoms Need to Do More on Climate…
BlogNews (March 20, 2023) Over time we will know more about what the collapses this month of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank mean for U.S. banking. Some financial analysts say there is not a systemic banking problem. Others point to poor governance in the current…
better banking, climate crisis, climate change, credit union, community bank, community development, sustainable banking, community banking, Sustainable Finance
BlogNews (March 8, 2023) The recent Norfolk Southern train derailment disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, illustrates why socially responsible investing is so important.   Norfolk Southern, owned by a who's who of Wall Street banks, ranks poorly on corporate…
socially responsible investing, ESG, ESG investing, Congress, SRI
BlogNews (February 9, 2023) Find celebratory and educational resources focused on the meaning of the holiday and on Black leadership for social, economic, and environmental justice.
Black History Month
BlogNews (January 5, 2023) Climate the Top Sustainability Concern; Ending Workplace Discrimination Tops Shareholder Resolutions; Community Development Investments Soar The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) documents the assets involved in socially…
sustainable investing, SRI, ESG
BlogNews (December 14, 2022) From the most recent issue of our magazine, Green American, where we update readers on the progress we've made over the last quarter on climate, finance, food, labor, social justice, and more. Green America's 2022 Victories (and a…
Green America
BlogNews (November 14, 2022) Why we’re skipping the year’s most ridiculous “holiday.”
Black Friday
BlogNews (November 1, 2022) Since the pandemic, online retail sales have increased significantly. Fast, cheap, and trendy fashion has progressively become more popular too.   One online retailer has caught a lot of consumers' attention: Shein. A simple search…
fast fashion
BlogNews (October 16, 2022) Farm work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, in part due to pesticide exposure, and women’s share of the farming workforce is increasing. According to the USDA, in 2009 women made up 18.6% of farmworkers but in 2018,…
pesticide, agriculture, workers rights, women
BlogNews (October 5, 2022) 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 (September 28, 2022)  Pregnancy comes with precautions such as no heavy lifting, light exercise, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding air travel closer to one’s due date. There is another concern to add to the list: pesticides.  According to the…
BlogNews (August 8, 2022) Green America welcomed the positive steps within the July 27, 2022 climate deal that is part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  Calling for $369 billion in climate and clean energy investments, the bill would put the U.S. on the…
climate crisis