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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,…
plantain weed
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
BlogNews (April 23, 2019) Farmer Kim tells the story of her agricultural roots and birth of Moss Haven Farm.
gardening, carbon farming, Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (April 18, 2019) A new standard from Green America's Soil Carbon Initiative aims to reverse climate change by reviving soil.
healthy soil, soil carbon initiative, carbon farming, climate change
BlogNews (April 11, 2019) Child labor, deforestation, and more - what's hidden in your Easter chocolate and what are some ethical alternatives?
child labor, Easter, chocolate, deforestation, fair trade
BlogNews (April 11, 2019) Amazon is selling its services to the oil and gas industry and is failing to reach 100% renewable energy for its massive servers
Amazon, fossil fuels, clean energy, climate change
BlogNews (April 9, 2019) Ditch your lawn and grow a garden. It's better for your health, the climate, and your wallet!
carbon farming, gardening, Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (April 8, 2019) Olive Garden takes steps on animal welfare
animal welfare, cage-free, antibiotics
BlogNews (April 3, 2019) If you own shares of a stock, use your proxy ballots to make your voice heard on issues that matter to you.
proxy ballot, corporate responsibility, shareholder activism
BlogNews (April 2, 2019) A big thank you to everyone who attended our webinar Designing for Abundance: Planning your Climate Victory Garden, with Nicky Shauder of Permaculture Gardens. We had so many great questions come out of that session, and many that we weren’t able to…
Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (March 25, 2019) Green America teamed up with author and farmer Acadia Tucker to answer questions about Climate Victory Gardening. In this blog, you'll get to know Acadia, what motivates her, and why she's such a great candidate for answering your questions. Acadia…
gardening, Climate Victory Garden, carbon farming
BlogNews (March 11, 2019) Catherine McDonnell-Forney tells us about her journey becoming a Master Gardener and highlights valuable resources for Climate Victory Gardens in all their many stages.
Climate Victory Garden, gardening, home and garden, sustainable food, carbon farming, food
BlogNews (February 21, 2019) It was early spring, and I had just moved into a new house—tiny, but with a great big yard for a garden. The landlord had spent years landscaping, with fruit trees, native shrubs, and perennial grasses along the fence line—I was lucky. In the middle…
Climate Victory Garden, gardening, climate, Soil Carbon, soil
BlogNews (February 14, 2019) Black and minority-owned businesses strengthen local economies, create job opportunities and celebrate diverse culture.
Black-owned businesses