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Blog/News (September 10, 2010) Imagine H20 will award $100,000 to the startup with the best business plan for efficiently handling and using water. The 2010 prize package includes cash and access to Imagine H2O's Incubator Program, which helps startups bring their winning ideas…

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Blog/News (September 10, 2010) Joshua Kaiser of Rishi Tea explains how his company's direct trade with tea gardens in Asia fosters community development and environmental sustainability.       For more than 1,000 years, tea has been the most consumed beverage next to water…

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Blog/News (September 9, 2010)   Congress passed the historic financial reform package that has been debated for more than a year. The Senate voted 60 – 39 to reign in a number of the abusive financial practices conducted by both small lenders in strip malls and mega-banks on…

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Blog/News (August 25, 2010)   Opportunities for green microenterprises. In spite of growing interest in environmental sustainability among consumers, large corporations and policy-makers in the United States, the economic case for action and opportunity for microenterprise…

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Blog/News (August 15, 2010)   Looking for a way to build your customer base with a great green deal on your products and services? View our recent webinar and find out the three key ways to make a great green deal. Learn how to use your Green Business Network membership…

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Blog/News (August 15, 2010) Five years ago, Chuck Lewin had an epiphany that inspired him to launch New Generation Energy, a non-profit organization that finances green-energy projects through investment notes and donations.    "In 2005, the crusty old man leaning into…

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Blog/News (August 15, 2010)   Thanks to an outpouring of support from the public, small business leaders, consumer advocates, unions, and others, the House of Representatives voted in favor of final passage of financial reform legislation by a vote of 237 – 192 on June 30.…

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Blog/News (August 12, 2010) Every company, large and small, uses paper in their daily operations. That’s why when a business decides to “go green”, this is often where they start. Green America has been a long-time leading voice and educator on progressive paper. In fact, we…

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Blog/News (August 12, 2010) What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment.  Fair Trade helps ensure that farmers and artisans in the developing world receive a just price for their products, have…

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Blog/News (August 12, 2010) Overseas sourcing can be the most complex part of any business, especially one that strives toward social responsibility. We’ve consolidated here some of the best articles, links and materials on everything from sweatshops to certifications…

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Blog/News (August 5, 2010) Best Buy plans to collect 1 billion pounds of used consumer electronics, or e-waste, over the next five years, according to the company’s 2010 Sustainability Report. The company reported collecting 74 million pounds of e-waste and 66 million…

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Blog/News (August 5, 2010) Oprah is seeking a new talent to host their own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Betsy Rosenberg, host of On the Green Front on the Green Talk Network, has stepped up to audition One Green Show. Rosenberg feels that “our kids, families, pets,…

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Blog/News (August 5, 2010) A national survey of 800 businesses shows strong support for clean energy and climate legislation among small businesses, especially among Latino- and African American-owned businesses. The survey, conducted on behalf of Small-Business Majority…

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Blog/News (July 19, 2010)   Join our Climate Ride team! For five days (Sept. 21 – 25) and 300 miles, join Green America staff and members and Board Member Bernard Brennan on the bike ride of a lifetime through Northern California.     Travel through beautiful scenery,…

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Blog/News (July 19, 2010)   Don’t miss being in Green America’s next Guide to Socially Responsible Investing! This is an excellent place for all socially responsible investment companies and practitioners to promote their services to conscious investors. Call Sandy at 202-…

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Blog/News (July 19, 2010)   When you recruit new green businesses to the Green Business Network—you can gain some green!   It’s easy—take a Facebook page, blog or a web site, post a button directing businesses to us, and for every business that joins, you earn a…

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Blog/News (July 19, 2010)   Based on member demand, this spring we launched a pilot mentoring program. Due to its success, a second program will launch in January. What did we learn? From Cara Saunders: “This was an excellent way to connect with an experienced business…

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Blog/News (July 16, 2010) Congress completed its vote on final passage of the historic financial reform package that has been debated for more than a year. On July 15, 2010, the Senate voted 60 – 39 to reign in a number of the abusive financial practices conducted by both…

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Blog/News (July 6, 2010) SAN JOSE, CA — Is the BP crisis escalating the comeback of the electric car? While the promise of petro-free driving is piquing consumer interest, forward-thinking manufacturers have been gearing up for electrification for over a decade. The…

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Blog/News (July 1, 2010)   Burlington, North Carolina is about to get a new cooperatively owned grocery store thanks to the organizing efforts of community members, including Eric Henry of  T.S. Designs and Green America board member. The project received a $300,000…