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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   Coffee delivery that’s good for people and the planet. At Peace Coffee we’re on a mission: to craft a delicious coffee experience in collaboration with communities all around the globe. We strive to make the world a better place one cup at a…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   How TS Designs supports their community with a local supply chain. By TS Designs TS Designs (TSD) is a screenprinter located in Burlington, NC. We were founded in 1977 as a small screenprinting shop. By the late 80s and early 90s, TSD had over…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   How this sustainable business provides career opportunities to the Native American community. In the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, SD, a small national business thrives in a location many would consider impossible to succeed…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   How Maggie's Organics developed their supply chain. Our Start Maggie’s Organics has been making high-quality, durable socks and apparel out of organic fibers since 1992. Our company began when an organic blue corn farmer in Texas taught our…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012) Bambu’s sourcing work abroad.bambu started with a single idea, a lot of passion, and a bit of blind courage. “We launched bambu with a simple idea. To create interest and excitement in renewable materials and to lessen the impact we place on the…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   On providing a living wage in developing countries.   By Nabil Haque (Clean Energy Alternatives, Inc., Bangladesh) The living wage debate has been ongoing for many years and is impacted by the rising income inequality in most countries. This…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   Learn the meaning of labels for labor standards. Because of the complexity in our global and interconnected world, several systems have developed to audit the social standards of manufacturing facilities. In fact, the list seems to grow longer…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012) A guide to getting started with ethical sourcing. Sourcing from overseas is no simple matter. With the world so interconnected, ingredients or materials for one product can come from several different places around the world. Sadly, sweatshops…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   Express your values through how you evaluate employees. How staff reviews are handled by an organization varies widely – depending on such factors as company philosophy, developmental phase of the business, number of employees, and roles.  …

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012) Simple methods to organize your time. Every day green business owners think about the sustainability of business operations but, when faced with the common pressures associated with running the business, all too often the owner forgets that…

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Blog/News (September 4, 2012)   Ideas from Clif Bar’s Corporate Ecologist.   When Elysa Hammond joined the staff of Clif Bar in the summer of 2000, she assumed the title of “corporate ecologist” and took on the task of improving the energy bar company’s environmental impacts…

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Blog/News (August 21, 2012) Join us at the Washington, DC Green Festival, Sept. 29-30 for Green Business Seminars. Gain expert advice and tools for financing, marketing, developing your web and social media presence, and greening your business from the inside out. Seminars…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Meet the first top-ten finalists for our new People & Planet Awards, a program that will give out $60,000 over the next year to support small green businesses. Cast your vote by Sept. 4th. Each business made it through a very competitive…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Green America's Clean Energy Victory Bonds Campaign has succeeded in bringing a bill to the house floor that will allow Americans to invest billions of dollars to help develop clean energy and energy-efficient technologies, and help to create 1.7…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Green Americans joined a major anti-fracking action in late July to stand against the powerful oil and gas industry and their practice of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," one of the most environmentally devastating processes of extraction for…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Check out our Fall Green Gift Guide, with special offers from our certified businesses.Learn how you can advertise in our seasonal guides. The new Green Gift Guide is out to Green Americans for the fall shopping season. See the Fall Green Gift…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Watch this recent webinar as Jonah Mytro, President of GreenDeals.org, a project of Green America, walks you through the latest benefit of Green Business Network membership: the Green Marketplace, which will offer drop shipped products from green…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Green America's Better Paper Project released the new white paper Green in All Grades, debunking myths that have been circulating the paper and publishing industries, and demonstrating that recycled paper is always the best environmental choice,…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Join Green Business Network staff and 22,000 more industry professionals at Natural Products Expo East, the East Coast's largest horizontal trade event devoted to the latest in natural, organic and healthy living products. Expo East will be held…

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Blog/News (August 14, 2012) Make plans to attend the Organic Summit on Sept. 19, co-located with Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, MD. Join spirited group discussions on the most current and pertinent issues affecting the organic foods industry. Highlights of the…