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BlogNews ( ) Farm work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, in part due to pesticide exposure, and women’s share of the farming workforce is increasing. According to the USDA, in 2009 women made up 18.6% of farmworkers but in 2018,…
pesticide, agriculture, workers rights, women
BlogNews ( )  Pregnancy comes with precautions such as no heavy lifting, light exercise, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding air travel closer to one’s due date. There is another concern to add to the list: pesticides.  According to the…
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BlogNews ( ) Green America welcomed the positive steps within the July 27, 2022 climate deal that is part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  Calling for $369 billion in climate and clean energy investments, the bill would put the U.S. on the…
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BlogNews ( ) The first step is to know what you own. Have you reviewed the holdings of your mutual funds to see if they include gun manufacturers?
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BlogNews ( )   Banks Can Make a Real Difference on Climate; Will They?  The annual Banking on Climate Chaos report reveals how big banks are fueling the climate crisis through their financing, based on aggregated statistics from banks globally.…
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BlogNews ( ) Calling on Businesses to Stand up for Democracy 
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BlogNews ( ) From the most recent issue of our magazine, Green American, where we update readers on the progress we've made over the last quarter on climate, finance, food, labor, social justice, and more. Renewable Energy Must Advance Equity This spring…
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BlogNews ( ) International leaders are not doing enough on climate. Here’s what we are doing together to move the needle.
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BlogNews ( ) Accessible green bonds makes it possible for anyone to invest in clean energy.
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BlogNews ( ) Green America is pleased to partner with As You Sow to help you find out what you own in your retirement plan – and how to be an advocate for better investment options from your employer.
SRI, sustainable investing, retirement planning
BlogNews ( ) Industrial agriculture is a leading source of the climate crisis. Big Ag causes continual topsoil loss (costing the US more than a trillion dollars every year), and pollutes our waterways.   Restoring soil health and its natural ability to…
regenerative agriculture
BlogNews ( ) Direct and fair trade chocolate companies have been placing farmers front-and-center of their business models for years.
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BlogNews ( ) Even after the Paris agreement, banks are financing climate change instead of renewable energy.
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BlogNews ( ) Small businesses often rely on Amazon - but is the megacorporation doing more harm than good?
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BlogNews ( ) While the countries present at COP 26 reached an agreement, the world is still far from preventing the worst impacts of climate change. 
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BlogNews ( ) Amazon had a record-breaking year in 2020, bringing in over $20 billion in profits. This was a great year for shareholders and executives, but who makes these profits possible and who bears the brunt of the harm from a corporation that prioritizes…
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BlogNews ( ) Divestment from the fossil fuel sector is steadily on the rise, as documented in the Invest Divest Report.
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BlogNews ( ) Green America supports EPA rules regulating super-polluting methane from oil and gas, and urges the agency to go further.
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BlogNews ( ) Globally, 1 in 10 children experience child labor. With over 1.5 million child laborers in cocoa.
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