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BlogNews (July 17, 2018) Today, we’re hearing from Suzan Erem, Executive Director of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust. Suzan is a tireless advocate for keeping land in the hands of small farmers, supporting rural communities, and empowering the next generation of land…
CAFOs, climate change, factory farms, farmers, GMOs, local food, organics, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (July 11, 2018) The Monsanto-Bayer merger represents a near-monopoly on the agriculture supply chain, which eliminates marketplace competition and forces farmers’ complete reliance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Bayer, Business Network News, farmers, farms, GMOs, green business, green business trends, green economy, Monsanto, non-GMO
BlogNews (July 2, 2018) Last week, Verizon announced that it will be contributing to Hawaii's sustainability goal of switching to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. In 2015, Hawaii mandated that all its electricity must come from renewable energy sources, making it the…
clean energy, solar power, wind power, fossil fuels, renewable energy, smartphones
BlogNews (June 26, 2018) Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Environmentally-responsible sunscreen? Maybe you should look again.
Business Network News, green business, green business trends, green economy, green products
BlogNews (June 25, 2018) For years you worked with us to fight for federal GMO labeling, but the fight isn’t over yet.  In 2016, Congress passed legislation requiring the disclosure of GMOs in our food. Now, the USDA is finally developing the rule that will establish the…
advocacy, genetic engineering, GMO labeling, GMO-Free, GMOs, non-GMO, USDA
BlogNews (June 21, 2018) The family-separation policy is nothing short of “torture.” You can use your economic power to send a message to the companies involved in immigrant detention centers.

BlogNews (June 21, 2018) Are you excited about joining the Climate Victory Garden movement but not quite sure how to do it? If you have a lawn, then this comic is for you. There are so many benefits to ditching the lawn and planting a Climate Victory Garden—not only are you…
climate change, farmers, farms, local food, organic, pollinators, sustainable agriculture, sustainability, Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (June 11, 2018) On World Day Against Child Labor, use your voice to get child labor out of your chocolate.
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa
BlogNews (June 3, 2018) Is contamination of recycling killing the industry? Tips for what you can do to make sure recycling thrives.
recycled, waste, recycled products, green living, sustainability, recycling
BlogNews (May 22, 2018) Follow our staffer Jes Walton as she embarks on the creation of a Climate Victory Garden. This blog is an introduction to Jes, who will be posting information about her experiences on Green America’s Instagram stories every week this summer. Get…
local food, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (May 4, 2018) Like a lot of people, I made my parents a lot of presents for Mother’s and Father’s Day as a child. And while my parents appreciated the hard work I poured into these endeavors, I know they were also secretly relieved when I grew out of making them…
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa, fair trade
BlogNews (April 26, 2018) Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Since then, Green America members have asked if they should continue to shop at Whole Foods.
Whole Foods
BlogNews (April 19, 2018) If you read the announcements from cocoa and chocolate companies, you might think that child labor, farmer poverty, and environmental degradation in cocoa producing countries are being swiftly addressed.  The reality on the ground is very different…
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa, fair trade
BlogNews (March 29, 2018)   DanoneWave to Advance Soil Health Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions has been collaborating with DanoneWave (maker of dairy and plant-based products, coffee creamers, and beverages) to implement sustainable agriculture practices…

BlogNews (March 15, 2018) Now more than ever we need to take advantage of every positive economic action we can to build an economy and society that works for people and the planet. If you own company stock directly, be sure to add “proxy power” to your action list. Yes –…

BlogNews (March 8, 2018) There are many ways to pressure companies to improve their conduct. One important strategy to defend is the shareholder resolution process.   Every year concerned shareholders file resolutions on issues of concern related to important corporate…
finance, vote with your dollar, shareholder activism
BlogNews (March 6, 2018) Many agricultural practices are site-specific, but composting is one fundamental element of organic and regenerative agriculture that can be adopted by anyone growing and/or eating food. Composting.
composting, regenerative agriculture
BlogNews (February 27, 2018) In agriculture, there is major potential for cover cropping and crop rotation to provide beneficial outcomes for the climate and beyond.
crop rotation
BlogNews (February 22, 2018) As people understand that decreasing meat consumption is good for the climate, there is simultaneously growing interest in plant-based diets and in plant-based or vegan investing.  
plant-based investing
BlogNews (February 20, 2018) Methods of Regenerative Agriculture #2: Zero or Low Tillage & Mulching
regenerative agriculture