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BlogNews (April 13, 2020) By guest blogger: Nicky Schauder of Permaculture Gardens. Permaculture Gardens is a Green Business Network member. Sustainability has not always been at the forefront of people's minds. But in the past decade, we have seen an increasing awareness…
permaculture, gardens, green business network, green america, sustainability, climate change, action, what to do about it, organic, gardening
BlogNews (April 9, 2020) Green America’s Cool It campaign tackles potent, dangerous greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are used for refrigerants and that are exacerbating the climate crisis.
Climate, climate change, Refrigerants, hydrofluorocarbons, hfcs, cool it
BlogNews (April 6, 2020) Looking for financial relief during the time of COVID-19? Check this list of resources for opportunities available to your small business. Small businesses across the country are suffering from the economic disruption of COVID-19. Luckily,…
coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, small business, loans, grants, tax breaks, disaster relief, financial aid, green business, green business network
BlogNews (April 6, 2020) We asked our members what they're doing to stay busy, healthy, and sane at home. Here's what they said.
coping with quarantine
BlogNews (March 31, 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…
sustainable food, People and Planet Award, green business, green business network
BlogNews (March 27, 2020) The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended its job of protecting the environment.   On Thursday, the agency issued a memo essentially giving companies a pass on polluting, stating that it will not “seek penalties for noncompliance with…
BlogNews (March 25, 2020) Learn the hazards of flushing wipes and how you can help.
flushable wipes
BlogNews (March 12, 2020) There is increasing focus on how consideration of gender- the role of women in investing– relates to financial portfolios and to investments that benefit women and girls.
investing in women
BlogNews (March 10, 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…
herbal body care, lotion, organic, self care, how to be a sustainable business series
BlogNews (March 3, 2020) Green America is pleased to announce that at our first board meeting of 2020 in April we will welcome five newly elected board members.
Green America board members
BlogNews (February 26, 2020) It’s officially been one year since Verizon issued a $1 billion green bond to, in part, help the company reach its goal of 50 percent clean energy by 2025. In 2019, its major competitors announced new clean energy projects, shifting their networks…
Verizon, clean energy, fossil fuels
BlogNews (February 26, 2020) Pipeline Incidents from 2017-2020
pipeline explosion
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