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BlogNews (July 1, 2013) The season of charcoal smells and checkered tablecloths has begun.  It's a great time to get together with family and friends to share laughs and delicious food.  However, there may be an uninvited guest at your picnic or BBQ - GMOs. …
genetic engineering, GMOs
BlogNews (April 9, 2013) Have you read Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Michael Moss’s new book Salt, Sugar, and Fat? If not, I encourage you to consider it. Not to be all dramatic, but what I learned between the covers of this book changed my diet for good. I've always…
good food, organics, vegetarian
BlogNews (March 14, 2013) On March 12, 2013 nearly 100 interested stakeholders met to discuss the progress made in the last year by the programs of the Joint Declaration of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, towards reducing child labor in the cocoa sectors of Cote D’Ivoire and…
anti-sweatshops
BlogNews (December 13, 2012) As a new Godmother, I have a responsibility to spoil my Godson rotten with lots of toys. I also feel responsible for protecting him from the toxins found in many children’s products. Dave Harrison's daughter teethes on a wooden ring, which he…
green economy, green holidays, green living, kids, plastics, toxins
BlogNews (December 6, 2012) Fair Trade gifts help empower low-income artisans around the world. Pictured here, two artisans from Tara Projects, whose high-quality products are available through SERRV International. One of my favorite articles in the "Go Green for the…
fair trade, green holidays
BlogNews (November 28, 2012) You really never know what you might find on Freecycle. This family adopted backyard chickens through the network— though you’re more likely to find books, clothes and household appliances. Click on the image for more information on the joys of…
green economy, green holidays, green living, recycling
GreenAmerica
BlogNews (October 17, 2012) Green America and allies celebrated a victory as Hershey announced plans to certify its cocoa, following a long campaign to persuade the major chocolate manufacturer to follow the lead of peer companies and go Fair Trade. The Raise the Bar,…

BlogNews (October 4, 2012) After more than two years of calling on Hershey to address child labor issues in its supply chain, we have big news to share—Hershey announced yesterday it will be going 100% certified by 2020.  While this commitment seemed to come out hastily and…

BlogNews (July 9, 2012) Aubrey McCormick Our own Aubrey McCormick, Green America’s member services coordinator, rediscovered her passion for professional golf this spring as a contestant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break: Atlantis, where she was very outspoken about…

BlogNews (July 2, 2012) We at Green America support renewable energy and energy efficiency as the most effective tools to combat the climate crisis.  Our article “Ten Strikes Against Nuclear Power” explains why we don’t consider nuclear energy to be a useful or pragmatic…
clean energy
BlogNews (March 20, 2012) This opinion piece originally ran in local newspapers around the country starting March 19.  You are free to repost to your own blog or Web site, or to submit to your own local newspaper, attributed to Andrew Korfhage, online editor at Green America…
local food, organics
BlogNews (January 12, 2012) On September 15, Fair Trade USA (FTUSA), the United States’ labeling body for fair trade certified products announced that it would be leaving Fairtrade International (FLO), the international fair trade system.  Previously, certification for fair…

BlogNews (November 28, 2011) I just have to say, I think my favorite part of this whole Take the Plastic Challenge has been interacting with all of you Green Americans in the comments section. Thanks for making my attempt at changing my plastic-centered habits a fun learning…
plastics, recycling
BlogNews (November 23, 2011) Those of you who've read through our "Take the Plastic Challenge" Green American have undoubtedly seen several references to the documentary film Bag It inside. In fact, it was this film that coined the term "stupid plastic," which we've adopted…
climate change, plastics, sustainability
BlogNews (November 21, 2011) The weekend of November 12 and 13, I traveled to San Francisco to work at our 10th annual Green Festival there.  On the way back to Washington, DC, I traveled through my hometown in Kentucky for a family visit, and I’m only just now arriving back…
plastics, recycling, sustainability
BlogNews (November 7, 2011) Most of us are all too familiar with the dangers of bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been used commonly as an additive in plastic products. BPA, which is an endocrine disruptor linked to an assortment of frightening health effects, including heart…
BPA
BlogNews (November 1, 2011) "One company isn’t going to save the world," says Stephanie Schiff, owner of Ecobutterfly Organics. "It has to take place in the consciousness of the people as individuals, over and over, one at a time until the ideas eventually just become part of…
green business, green economy, green living
BlogNews (October 29, 2011) We just sent our latest issue of the Green American to the printer, so in about three weeks, you’ll be getting “Take the Plastic Challenge” in your mailboxes—or e-mail inboxes, if you’ve signed up to get our publications in digital format. In honor…
plastics, recycling
BlogNews (October 25, 2011) Commenter Maggie D weighed in yesterday, on Plastics Monday,  with the following comment, and we thought her conundrum deserved a proper blog post as a reply:   "My mom lives in the suburbs and I live in the city. We both hate plastic bags but find…
recycling, green living