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Blog/News (May 14, 2018) Are dirt and soil the same thing? NO! This blog explores some major differences and highlights why understanding soil is so important to discussions around regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration, and climate change.   Soil. You might have…
soil, Soil Carbon, Regenerative Agriculture, climate change, carbon farming
Blog/News (May 10, 2018) In the case of Verizon’s recent annual shareholder meeting, no news is not good news.   Verizon’s competitors, T-Mobile and AT&T, announced major commitments to increase their use of clean energy to power their networks. T-Mobile has committed…
Climate, Energy, clean energy, fossil fuels, wind power, solar power
Blog/News (May 7, 2018) Since 2013, GMO Inside, a campaign powered by Green America, has been working to educate consumers about the impacts of GMOs, pesticides, and industrial agriculture and push major brands to transition their supply chains away from GMOs and towards…

Blog/News (May 4, 2018) Like a lot of people, I made my parents a lot of presents for Mother’s and Father’s Day as a child. And while my parents appreciated the hard work I poured into these endeavors, I know they were also secretly relieved when I grew out of making them…

Blog/News (April 26, 2018)

With Amazon making chnages at Whole Foods, should we shop there


sustainable food, organic food, labor
Blog/News (April 26, 2018) With our Hang Up on Fossil Fuels Campaign, Green America has reported extensively on the vast amount energy used by telecommunication companies to keep our wireless networks up and running. The sector uses enough electricity to power all the…
Climate, climate change, clean energy, dirty energy, energy efficiency, Renewable Energy, Smartphones, finance, money
Blog/News (April 23, 2018)

DC Council: Divest from Wells Fargo


finance
Blog/News (April 19, 2018) If you read the announcements from cocoa and chocolate companies, you might think that child labor, farmer poverty, and environmental degradation in cocoa producing countries are being swiftly addressed.  The reality on the ground is very different…

Blog/News (April 11, 2018)   Guest Blog Post: This excerpt is reprinted from SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital by Slow Money founder Woody Tasch.   Imagination. We can’t all be Noam Chomsky or Ayn Rand or Wendell Berry or Bingo Pajama,¹ but that…

Blog/News (April 2, 2018) Over a beautiful March weekend, Green America’s Social Justice Campaigns Manager, Caroline, and Executive Co-Director of Consumer and Corporate Engagement, Todd, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference. The…

Blog/News (March 29, 2018)   DanoneWave to Advance Soil Health Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions has been collaborating with DanoneWave (maker of dairy and plant-based products, coffee creamers, and beverages) to implement sustainable agriculture practices…

Blog/News (March 15, 2018) Now more than ever we need to take advantage of every positive economic action we can to build an economy and society that works for people and the planet. If you own company stock directly, be sure to add “proxy power” to your action list. Yes –…

Blog/News (March 13, 2018) This is the fifth blog of a series describing the five methods that make up regenerative agriculture—perennial plants & diverse crops, zero/low tillage & mulching, cover cropping & crop rotation, composting, and managed grazing.…

Blog/News (March 8, 2018) There are many ways to pressure companies to improve their conduct. One important strategy to defend is the shareholder resolution process.   Every year concerned shareholders file resolutions on issues of concern related to important corporate…
shareholder activim, finance, Vote with your dollar
Blog/News (March 6, 2018)

Many agricultural practices are site-specific, but composting is one fundamental element of organic and regenerative agriculture that can be adopted by anyone growing and/or eating food. Composting.


compost, composting, home and garden, Food Waste, gardening, Regenerative Agriculture, carbon farming, soil, Soil Carbon
Blog/News (February 27, 2018) This is the third blog of a series describing the five methods that make up regenerative agriculture—perennial plants & diverse crops, zero/low tillage & mulching, cover cropping & crop rotation, composting, and managed grazing.…

Blog/News (February 22, 2018)

As people understand that decreasing meat consumption is good for the climate, there is simultaneously growing interest in plant-based diets and in plant-based or vegan investing.  


vegan, socially responsible investing, plant-based
Blog/News (February 20, 2018) This is the second blog of a series describing the five methods that make up regenerative agriculture—perennial plants & diverse crops, zero/low tillage & mulching, cover cropping & crop rotation, composting, and managed grazing.…

Blog/News (February 13, 2018)

Victory! University of Maryland Begins Using Recycled Paper



Blog/News (February 12, 2018) This is the first blog of a series describing the five methods that make up regenerative agriculture—perennial plants & diverse crops, zero/low tillage & mulching, cover cropping & crop rotation, composting, and managed grazing.…