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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) SVN member Ken Lee, co-founder of Lotus Foods with Caryl Levine, presented at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative on their work to expand the use of systems of rice intensification (SRI) to alleviate poverty. SRI rice takes a…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) President Obama signed a bill to help small businesses expand and hire by cutting their taxes and creating a $30 billion loan fund, with the goal of creating incentives that will help small businesses right away. The bill creates a government…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) The White House is going solar, Obama administration officials announced, as part of a broader push to promote renewable energy nationwide and reduce emissions. The announcement comes after White House officials recently dismissed active campaigns…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) Last Monday, Hershey, one of the largest and oldest chocolate manufacturers in the US, released its first-ever corporate social responsibility report. According to a counter report released at the same time by Green America, Global Exchange, ILRF,…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010)   President Obama has appointed Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a special advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. Green America campaigned actively with the American Sustainable Business Council and Green…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) Despite international condemnation, the Uzbekistan government is mandating that teachers shut down their classes and force millions of children as young as ten to work in cotton fields instead of attending school, in order to meet government-…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) Procter & Gamble has unveiled a long-term environmental sustainability vision to guide all sustainability decisions and goal-setting within the organization. The company’s priorities for responsible growth include : powering plants with 100%…

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BlogNews (October 7, 2010) Network for Good and Zoetica have created an eGuide to cause marketing, outlining the five steps to success from their extensive experience in social good campaigns, where companies partner with causes and consumers to achieve social good. The…

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BlogNews (October 5, 2010)   Join us Tuesday, Oct. 19 to learn about and sign up for the new B2B barter marketplace that lets you use what you have to get what you need—without using cash! Register for this FREE webinar now » Green America Exchange (GAEx): Increase Sales…

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BlogNews (September 21, 2010)   Join us at the upcoming Green Business Seminars and Eco-preneurs Showcase at the fall Green Festivals. Whether you are an established green business or just starting your sustainability journey, you’ll find tools and resources here. Free to all…

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BlogNews (September 21, 2010)   Get marketing insights to grow your business through our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, September 28 with leading green marketing guru Shel Horowitz. Free to all businesses.       Shel Horowitz explores how green businesses can attract new…

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BlogNews (September 20, 2010) On the eve of the Hershey Company releasing its first CSR report, a joint report released by Green America, Global Exchange, the International Labor Rights Forum, and Oasis USA, shows a different picture of the chocolate company.  The joint…

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BlogNews (September 20, 2010) Buy a ticket for the GoodWeave Rug Raffle and help GoodWeave’s efforts to end child labor in handmade rug industry and sponsor schooling for children in South Asia. The winner of the raffle will receive a rug with a Japanese floral design,…

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BlogNews (September 20, 2010) Every year, Green Americans nominate their favorite green businesses for the People’s Choice award. Find out below who made the cut of the top ten most popular green businesses. Voting will be open till October 6, and the award will be announced…

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BlogNews (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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BlogNews (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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BlogNews (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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BlogNews (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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BlogNews (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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BlogNews (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,…