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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) With nearly 250 applications received in the contest to win three $5,000 People & Planet awards this summer, Green America’s judging panel is busily narrowing the field to ten worthy finalists to be put to a public vote in August.     “All…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) The upcoming Stop the Frack Attack rally will include four days of activism in Washington, DC, culminating in a July 28 rally on Capitol Hill against the environmentally hazardous practice of hydraulic fracking. Learn how you for how you can join…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) In June, Green America participated in the first-ever White House Summit for a Sustainable Economy, organized by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) of which we are a founding member. The event included the participation of more…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) This spring we conducted our annual survey of our members’ public policy priorities. Your responses spanned a wide spectrum including mega-banks, responsible impact investing,  organics,  energy, commodities,  and communications.  The top vote…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) Brian Higgins' company Green Home, LLC does exactly what its name says it does: help homeowners ensure their homes are built as green as they can be. An expert in energy efficiency and solar technologies, Brian also specializes in reuse of…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) EnviroTextiles LLC, a woman-owned business, is providing hemp fabric for scarves sold by the Obama 2012 Campaign. The scarves are a fundraising item for sale on www.BarackObama.com and were designed by one of Michelle Obama's personal designers…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) Green America selected the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) for the 2012 Building Economic Alternatives Award, recognizing the CSC’s work in protecting consumers from toxins in personal care products. Dr. Devra Davis also received a Lifetime…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) NBC Chicago honored the green business leadership of Consolidated Printing, Distant Village Packaging, Reuseit.com, and Uncommon Ground. They made the list of fourteen entrepreneurs and business teams that the network featured for setting a high…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) Leading socially responsible investment firm Green Century continued to take strong steps against fracking when they challenged the CEO of Chevron at the gas giant’s annual shareholders’ meeting. Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) People's Grocery has partnered with Oakland-based muralist collective Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP) to bring a massive three-sided mural to the company's headquarters that celebrates healthy living. The mural, painted by CRP artists,…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) SEEtheWILD.org, the world’s first non-profit wildlife conservation travel website, is launching WildHope, a free quarterly digital magazine. WildHope focuses on stories of wildlife recovery and opportunities for travelers to participate in and…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) The Greenbuild Expo will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Nov. 14-16, following the Green Festival. Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) The 19th annual Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Conference will be held Nov. 12 in San Francisco, following the San Francisco Green Festival. Get the latest news about the hemp industry and network with peers.  Register now for early bird rates…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) Domini Social Equity Fund ranked in the top 3% of Domestic Equity Funds for the period of the past three years. The Domini Social Equity Fund offers a diversified stock portfolio for long-term capital appreciation that is consistent with social…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) SJF conducted its eleventh annual survey of positive impacts facilitated by SJF Ventures' investments. The report illustrates how positive impacts can scale when integrated in high growth business strategies. SJF's 34 portfolio companies now…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012) "Our expectations for transparency, sustainability, and social impact from companies have never been higher. Embrace it now before it’s forced on you." That's the advice from green business leaders Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder and former CEO of…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012)   Business leaders across the United States applauded the Supreme Court’s support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a national network of business groups. “The Court’s ruling means that…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012)   Two more states have passed legislation to protect the values of green businesses. South Carolina and Louisiana became the first states in the South to create benefit corporations, a new class of corporation that seek to create value for society…

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Blog/News (July 17, 2012)   Home Depot and Costco are growing their organic offerings for gardeners with products from two year old startup EcoScraps.  The organic compost company achieved national distribution by forming strong relationships with retailers that created a…

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Blog/News (July 16, 2012) Join us at the next DC Green Business Happy Hour, August 8th at 5:30pm. We'll showcase local solar initiatives that are providing clean green energy solutions and green jobs. Is there a Solar Co-op in your neighborhood?  At our next Green…