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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 (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 item that sounds like a steal, check out Green America's 10 Reasons to not shop Amazon. Amazon…  Exploits…
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,…
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 11, 2019) Child labor, deforestation, and more - what's hidden in your Easter chocolate and what are some ethical alternatives?
fair trade, fair trade chocolate
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