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Blog/News (September 20, 2010) Solar installer Sungevity has offered the Obama family free installation of a solar energy system, a $100,000 donation that would power up to 81 percent of the White House. Bill McKibben of 350.org traveled to the White House to meet with…

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Blog/News (September 20, 2010) A recent green economy survey of large businesses from GreenBiz.com shows signs of steady growth and increased optimism which is outpacing the recovery of the overall economy. GreenBiz has conducted four surveys of executives and thought leaders…

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Blog/News (September 20, 2010) A report from EcoFocus Worldwide identifies a powerful $1.45 trillion market in the EcoAware Mom, representing 51 million women who are seeking sustainable choices for everyday living. The report, based on the EcoFocus 2010 US Trend Survey of…

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Blog/News (September 20, 2010)   The Green Business Network (GBN) and the Green Spa Network (GSN) now offer a joint membership program. Members of the GSN will now automatically be GBN Associate members with the option of completing the Green America Screening process. The GSN…

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Blog/News (September 20, 2010) The Green America Exchange (GAEx) is a unique online marketplace where trades are made using a complementary currency instead of cash.  By turning un-sold goods, un-booked appointments and under-utilized space into transferable, digital "Trade…

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Blog/News (September 19, 2010) Chicago public schools will get $2.3 million worth of locally farmed fruits and vegetables this school year, due to a new partnership between their major food service provider and FamilyFarmed.org. Together with Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality,…

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Blog/News (September 19, 2010) Calvert Foundation has made a $300,000 investment to support recovery efforts in Haiti, in addition to their investment in Haitian microfinance organization Fonkoze. Partnering with other organizations, including the Clinton/Bush Foundation,…

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Blog/News (September 19, 2010)   The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) has launched a new campaign to raise the business voice in support of the Fair Elections Now Act. Created in response to the Supreme Court decision that allowed unlimited corporate donations to…

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Blog/News (September 19, 2010)   Join the Climate Ride online this week! Follow the adventure of our team and all participants for an inspiring bike ride through California to advance the green economy and science-based climate action. The 5-day fundraising ride for…

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Blog/News (September 19, 2010) Greener World Media, publisher of GreenBiz.com, and UL Environment have launched a new sustainability standard for manufacturing companies. The point-based standard will feature three levels of certification and uses 102 indicators to measure and…

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Blog/News (September 18, 2010)   YourOliveBranch.org and Green Business Network members Indigenous Designs and Alter Eco have launched "I Love Fair Trade!" – a contest that invites people to express what Fair Trade means to them for the chance to win $2,000 in Fair Trade goods…

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Blog/News (September 18, 2010) A new report from the Natural Marketing Institute shows how Boomers adjusting to the challenges of aging are trending increasingly towards products and services which balance environmental, social, and personal financial responsibility. With…

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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…