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BlogNews (March 27, 2020) The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended its job of protecting the environment.   On Thursday, the agency issued a memo essentially giving companies a pass on polluting, stating that it will not “seek penalties for noncompliance with…
pollution
BlogNews (March 25, 2020) Learn the hazards of flushing wipes and how you can help.
flushable wipes
BlogNews (March 12, 2020) There is increasing focus on how consideration of gender- the role of women in investing– relates to financial portfolios and to investments that benefit women and girls.
investing in women
BlogNews (March 10, 2020) Green businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for its customers, employees, communities, and planet. But just because a business claims it is “green” doesn’t mean it upholds the standards of social…
herbal body care, lotion, organic, how to be a sustainable business series, self-care
BlogNews (March 3, 2020) Green America is pleased to announce that at our first board meeting of 2020 in April we will welcome five newly elected board members.
Green America
BlogNews (February 26, 2020) It’s officially been one year since Verizon issued a $1 billion green bond to, in part, help the company reach its goal of 50 percent clean energy by 2025. In 2019, its major competitors announced new clean energy projects, shifting their networks…
Verizon, clean energy, fossil fuels
BlogNews (February 26, 2020) Pipeline Incidents from 2017-2020
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BlogNews (February 20, 2020) Clothing supply chains – from field to factory to store -- can be long, complex, and often seemingly opaque, and even in cases where brands promote their transparency or sustainability, they often fall short in sharing enough information with…
ethical fashion, Organic Textiles, textiles
BlogNews (February 18, 2020) If addressing climate change is truly a priority for Amazon, Bezos and executives will go beyond a donation.
climate change, labor, Amazon
BlogNews (February 13, 2020) Black history is rich with connections to the environment. This month and every month after, we're honoring the contributions of Black climate leaders.
Black history, Black climate leaders, environmental justice
BlogNews (February 12, 2020) This week, the historic Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced on Capitol Hill by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). Green America is proud to announce our support of the legislation along with over 470…
plastic pollution
BlogNews (February 5, 2020) Since 2012, Green America's People and Planet Award has recognized outstanding small businesses with deep commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability. This project has been made possible thanks to a special donor committed to…
People and Planet Award, social entrepreneurship, green business, Green Business Network
BlogNews (February 4, 2020) The organization tasked with protecting investors is now proposing a rule that would weaken corporate oversight.
corporate oversight, shareholder activism
BlogNews (January 30, 2020) Leaders in the finance sector are making some important changes for the climate, but JPMorgan Chase – the biggest funder of fossil fuels - remains a laggard. With the climate crisis worsening and no more time to delay, we need you to push the…
JPMorgan Chase Bank, climate change, climate crisis, fossil fuels, dirty energy, finance
BlogNews (January 22, 2020) Looking for tax deductions, small business guides, and more? Start here. Small businesses face a variety of taxes based on your business structure. Your business will also have access to different funding opportunities based on this structure. We'…
tax deductions, loans, grants, small business administration, green business, taxes, tax breaks
BlogNews (January 13, 2020) Green businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for its customers, employees, communities, and planet. But just because a business claims it is “green” doesn’t mean it upholds the standards of social…
fast fashion, slow fashion, clothing, apparel, jeans, sustainable business, green business, sustainability, organic, organic clothing, how to be a sustainable business series
BlogNews (January 7, 2020) On January 7th at 11:30am, Fran Teplitz, the director of the Green Business Network at Green America, testified at the EPA's virtual public hearing on the Coal Ash Rule that the agency is working to weaken. It is imperative that this rule is not …
coal ash rule, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Green Business Network, green business, climate change
BlogNews (December 26, 2019) 33 banks have funneled 1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since 2016. Of these banks, Goldman Sachs ranks number 12 in the biggest financiers of fossil fuels, pouring approximately $59.26 billion dollars over the last three years. Yet in December of…
bank, fossil fuels, divestment, Goldman Sachs, oil, gas, arctic, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank
BlogNews (December 19, 2019) In the year after Verizon released a commitment to reach 50% clean energy by 2025, it hasn’t announced any progress in meeting its goal.
Verizon, clean energy, renewable energy, wind power, solar power, fossil fuels, dirty energy
BlogNews (December 18, 2019) Green America—as part of the international Fossil Banks, No Thanks campaign—is continuing to pressure JPMorgan Chase to stop financing the fossil fuel industry.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, climate, climate change, finance, better bank, bank, fossil fuels