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BlogNews (November 15, 2019) Recycling is a daily practice for many of us, but it can be hard to know if it’s really helping the planet like we’d hope. As we toss recyclables into our curbside bins it can feel like an individual action that doesn’t yield much of an impact. But…
climate change, climate crisis, climate, recycling
BlogNews (November 4, 2019) Finding green clothing can be a challenge but it's not impossible. Here are our tips!
toxic textiles, toxic clothing, secondhand clothing, organic, children's clothing
BlogNews (October 15, 2019) Green America’s chocolate scorecard included a few new brands that are leaders. The scorecard’s ratings are still heavily based on efforts to combat child labor, but we’ve added a new category on deforestation, one of the many issues facing the…
cocoa, child labor, Halloween, candy, chocolate scorecard
BlogNews (October 9, 2019) In 2017, we launched Hang Up on Fossil Fuels, a campaign urging major telecommunications companies to rapidly increase their use of renewables to power networks. Back then, the industry was using almost no clean energy and few companies had any…
clean energy, renewable energy, wind power, solar power, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
BlogNews (September 23, 2019) The Ivory Coast and Ghana are the top producers of cocoa, globally. Cocoa farms in both countries are plagued by child labor, with an estimated two million children working in cocoa fields. These are not children helping on the family farm part-time…
cocoa, chocolate, child labor, cocoa farmers
BlogNews (September 12, 2019) By Ayate Temsamani, Climate Fellow The Impact of Telecoms The US telecom industry uses vast amounts of energy, with the major four companies collectively using over 30 million megawatt hours (MWH) of electric power every year—enough energy to…
climate change, clean energy, green economy, green jobs, wind, solar, education, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
BlogNews (August 29, 2019) Fires are raging in the Amazon. Here's what you can do to make your voice heard.
climate change, Amazon, divestment, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank
BlogNews (August 26, 2019) Super pollutants in Walmart's refrigeration threatens the climate
climate change, Walmart, carbon emissions, HFCs, refrigerants
BlogNews (August 8, 2019) The most recent IPCC report on agriculture makes clear that we need to act fast on agriculture. We need more Soil Superheroes, farmers practicing regenerative agriculture that saves our soils and sequesters carbon
climate change, Soil Carbon
BlogNews (July 11, 2019) Amazon is full of deals, but those deals come at a big cost to people and the planet. So, before you click on that deal that sounds like a steal, check out Green America's 10 Reasons to not shop Amazon. Amazon…  Exploits workers and fights…
Amazon
BlogNews (July 10, 2019) Summer is underway and Green America’s work is in high gear! Thanks to our members' generous support, every day our programs are advancing the policies and systems needed for safe food, clean energy, responsible finance, and fair labor on which the…
environmental policy
BlogNews (July 8, 2019) Project Victory Gardens serves veterans and our food system with access to farmer training.
veteran jobs, job training, agricultural therapy, farming
BlogNews (July 1, 2019) Plantain, known as Plantago major, grows all over North America and around the world. It is commonly found in yards and gardens where pesticides aren’t used. Chances are, if you’re a Climate Victory Gardener, you’ve come across this plant. And,…
edible plants, medicinal plants, chemical-free lawns, gardening
BlogNews (June 24, 2019) The United States uses over a billion pounds of pesticides each year, many that contain chemicals banned in other countries. These toxic chemicals have major impacts on both people and the planet. US regulation has fallen behind other major…
RoundUp, Glyphosate, pesticide, EPA, health, chemicals
BlogNews (June 18, 2019) To the peril of human and environmental health, banks globally are not only continuing to fund existing fossil fuel industries, but many are even financing the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure into new areas.
climate change, climate crisis, fossil fuels, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank
BlogNews (June 12, 2019) In June 2019, the Washington Post published a damning expose on child labor in cocoa, an issue that is still persistent in West Africa. Over 2 million children engage in hazardous child labor in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, the two largest producers of…
child labor, cocoa, chocolate, chocolate scorecard, child slavery, World Day Against Child Labor
BlogNews (June 11, 2019) Disempowering people doesn't do any good. We need corporate responsibility AND individual action.
corporate responsibility, Vox, NRDC
BlogNews (May 30, 2019) Over 8,000 chemicals are used by the textile manufacturing industry. It’s a dirty, toxic part of the supply chain. One that affects workers, their communities, and has the potential to affect consumers once clothes have left shelves. In fact,…
toxic clothing, baby clothes, fair labor, detox, chemicals
BlogNews (May 6, 2019) Climate Victory Gardeners may come across invasive species in the garden, and it’s important to know what to do in this case. How much harm do they cause? How do we get rid of them? And what can we do to prevent their spread in the first place?…
invasive species management, gardening, farming
BlogNews (April 29, 2019) Learning about regenerative agriculture happening right under her nose in her parents' garden gave Monique Jones hope for the changing climate.
Black families, Black gardeners, Climate Victory Garden