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BlogNews (November 21, 2011) OK, ladies, let’s go there. (Gentlemen, I’d tell you to look away, but this is important information for the women you care about, too.) Over 12 billion single-use tampons make their way to landfills each year. One look at the feminine hygiene…
green products, sustainability
BlogNews (November 21, 2011) The weekend of November 12 and 13, I traveled to San Francisco to work at our 10th annual Green Festival there.  On the way back to Washington, DC, I traveled through my hometown in Kentucky for a family visit, and I’m only just now arriving back…
plastics, recycling, sustainability
BlogNews (November 17, 2011) As Green America senior writer Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist reported in her "Plastic(-free) Monday" blog post last week, there's a problem with toxic chemicals in our canned food. The problem is bisphenol-A (BPA), a common additive in plastic products,…

BlogNews (November 15, 2011) Happy America Recycles Day! On November 15th, communities across the country are celebrating protecting our planet through recycling. Every day of the year, Green America’s Better Paper Project helps publishers use recycled paper in place of…
green economy, green living, recycling
BlogNews (November 14, 2011) So, it’s been three weeks since the Green America editors started our challenge to purge “stupid plastic” from our lives. The “Take the Plastic Challenge” issue of the Green American should be hitting your mailboxes—or perhaps you’ve already…
plastics, recycling
BlogNews (November 10, 2011) The Obama administration announced today that it has put its decision on whether to build the Keystone XL Pipeline on hold indefinitely (and at least until after the 2012 election).  This is a big victory for all the people across the country who…

BlogNews (November 7, 2011) Most of us are all too familiar with the dangers of bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been used commonly as an additive in plastic products. BPA, which is an endocrine disruptor linked to an assortment of frightening health effects, including heart…
GMOs
BlogNews (November 3, 2011) October is a busy time for chocolate sales.  According to The Nielsen Company, Americans purchase an estimated 90 million pounds of chocolate each Halloween. Spreading the word in Niagara Falls. October is also a busy time if you are campaigning…
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa, community investing, fair trade, kids
BlogNews (November 1, 2011) "One company isn’t going to save the world," says Stephanie Schiff, owner of Ecobutterfly Organics. "It has to take place in the consciousness of the people as individuals, over and over, one at a time until the ideas eventually just become part of…
green business, green economy, green living
BlogNews (October 31, 2011) When I started researching plastic bag laws for the “Plastics Challenge” issue of our Green American, I thought I was already aware of how wasteful and polluting plastic bags really are.  After all, I’ve carried my reusable organic cotton shopping…
climate change, green economy, green living, green products, plastics, recycling
BlogNews (October 29, 2011) We just sent our latest issue of the Green American to the printer, so in about three weeks, you’ll be getting “Take the Plastic Challenge” in your mailboxes—or e-mail inboxes, if you’ve signed up to get our publications in digital format. In honor…
plastics, recycling
BlogNews (October 27, 2011) A new Danish study released on October 20 claims that to have found no link between radio-frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cancer of the brain or central nervous system. What a surprise. I wish I could tell you that this is the last…
community investing, green living, technology, toxins
BlogNews (October 25, 2011) Commenter Maggie D weighed in yesterday, on Plastics Monday,  with the following comment, and we thought her conundrum deserved a proper blog post as a reply:   "My mom lives in the suburbs and I live in the city. We both hate plastic bags but find…
recycling, green living
BlogNews (October 24, 2011) For our first day of “Plastic Monday” posts, I’d like to point you toward an entertaining short film starring Werner Herzog that memorably takes on the the issue of plastic-bag litter:   For more tips and resources for greening your life,…
plastics, recycling, sustainability
BlogNews (October 5, 2011) In its December issue, Consumer Reports magazine bestows its recommendation on the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors' plug-in electric car -- a coveted endorsement from a magazine that doesn't recommend very many American cars.  Already lauded as the…
green technology
BlogNews (September 1, 2011) When Jason and Kim Graham-Nye traveled from Portland to San Francisco for the Green Festival in November of 2010 to collect their People's Choice Award for Green Business of the Year, it wasn't their first visit to the Green Festival. While…
green business, green living, organics
BlogNews (August 17, 2011) Editorial intern Kara Turtinen explores how children's clothes are made, and discovers what to look for, and what to avoid, when purchasing for back-to-school. From her article in the latest Green American: Items made from sustainable fibers are…
green living, organics
BlogNews (June 22, 2011) posted by Fair Trade coordinator, Elizabeth O'Connell On May 10th 2011, I embarked on a 16-day adventure that would take me from San Francisco all the way up to Seattle and over to Spokane.  No, this was not a vacation in the beautiful Pacific…
Amazon, fair trade, green business, green economy, green products