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BlogNews (September 21, 2020) At Green America, all year we say that it’s important to “vote with your dollars” – to use your consumer and investor power to drive economic change that promotes social justice and environmental sustainability. And of course, it's also important…
voting, voter suppression, voter rights
BlogNews (September 17, 2020) Washington, DC (September 17, 2020)—Nearly 60 businesses from across the country issued a statement today calling on the US insurance industry to stop insuring and investing in the fossil fuels driving climate change. Signatories include Ben &…
Sunrise Project, insurance, climate change, divestment, climate crisis, fossil fuels, green business
BlogNews (September 15, 2020) Latinx Heritage Month is a month-long celebration to honor the cultures and heritages of peoples of Latin American origin and descent. Historically, the celebration only included Hispanic origin and descent, but has since adopted language inclusive…
Latinx, small business
BlogNews (September 14, 2020) This year has been a tough one for teachers and the many students and parents navigating the education system during the pandemic. Josh Mcguire, a program manager at the school gardening nonprofit Big Green, is familiar with this on both a personal…
Climate Victory Garden, gardening
BlogNews (September 6, 2020) As a green business, you align your products and practices with your values—but does your bank align with your values, too? Where you choose to bank has an impact on people and the planet. When your company acquires a loan or opens an account, your…
Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, get a better bank, better bank, green business, SRI, community investing, green bank, vote with your dollar, conscious consumer, small business
BlogNews (August 31, 2020) Fran Teplitz, Executive Co-director, Green America and Director of Green America’s Green Business Network provided the following testimony during a virtual public hearing conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on August 31, 2020: EPA…
National Ambient Air Quality Standards, ozone, green business, Green Business Network
BlogNews (August 28, 2020) With COVID-19 millions of Americans will want to vote by mail. But the Trump Administration is removing USPS mailboxes and sorting machines which will make it difficult to process millions of ballots. Take action to ensure all citizens can vote.
voting, democracy
BlogNews (August 18, 2020) Shopping secondhand is great, and shopping your closet is even better.
sustainable shopping, clothing
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…
Department of Labor, comment period, retirement plans, retirement planning, fiduciary, Fran Teplitz, socially responsible investing
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…
green business, COVID-19, Coronavirus, pandemic, sustainable business, Naturepedic, Green Plate Catering, Be Green Bath and Body, Green Business Network
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…
hemp, CBD, green business, sustainable business
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…
organic cotton, Delilah Home, bedding
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…
climate action, climate resolution, climate change, Dollar Tree, Jantz Management, greenhouse gas, shareholder activism
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,…
JPMorgan Chase Bank, Amazon, dirty energy, fossil fuels, fossil-free, clean energy, Amazon Web Services, small business, green business, green economy, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, green bank, get a better bank, Small Business Saturday, renewable energy
BlogNews (June 15, 2020) Avoid the unnecessary packaging and pollution you get with grocery shopping.
Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (June 11, 2020) We can all take action in our daily lives to support Black communities economically with our spending and investing
Black communities, Black farmers, Black-owned businesses