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BlogNews (July 31, 2018) Most people would be surprised using the terms “United Nations” and “viral marketing” in the same sentence, but that is essentially what is happening with the UN Sustainable Development Goals—otherwise known as their 17 “SDGs”.

BlogNews (July 30, 2018) While Samsung is quick to address issues within its supply chain to ensure the safety of its consumers, it has dragged its feet to take steps to ensure the safety of its factory workers.  But after years of public campaigning, Samsung has finally…
BlogNews (July 26, 2018) As temperatures in DC’s Farragut Square hovered around a hundred degrees this July, faces started sweating, ice cream started dripping, and two 1,800-pound blocks of ice started melting.  The European Union (EU),, Golden Triangle…

BlogNews (July 21, 2018) On Saturday, July 21st, environmental leaders from around the country converged on the National Mall to engage in the Zero Hour Youth Climate March—a global, youth-led movement urging those in power to enact science-based policies to confront…
climate, climate change, climate justice, environmental justice, Policy, clean energy, carbon capture
BlogNews (July 20, 2018) Want to start a Climate Victory Garden? The first step is to get to know your garden—or the area you plan to turn into a garden. Familiarize yourself with the physical characteristics of the space and get to better understand your expectations,…
climate, climate change, gardening, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (July 18, 2018) When talking about ‘voting with your dollar’, we often talk about purchasing habits with specific brands or products, encouraging consumers to opt for the more sustainable and fair option when shopping. Another key player in our shopping habits are…
BlogNews (July 17, 2018) Do you know of a great green business in homewares, furnishings, or building construction? Tell us about it! It could win one of two $5,000 prizes to support its green mission.
announcements, Business Network News, green business, green economy, green living
BlogNews (July 17, 2018) Earlier this July, Seattle became the first major city in the United States to enact a total ban on plastic straws and utensils, governing 5,000+ food service facilities.
Business Network News, green business, green business trends, green economy, plastics, Policy, Starbucks
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 10, 2018) The Court’s ruling will cause restaurants and food vendors to use more environmentally kind materials by 2019. It will also be unlawful to sell packing peanuts in New York City during the ban.

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 27, 2018) In June, the Senate passed the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, a bipartisan-sponsored bill aimed to provide funding and technical assistance to support cooperative business models.
Business Network News, cooperative, green business, green business trends, green economy, Ownership & Governance
BlogNews (June 27, 2018) From water bottles to clamshell containers to grocery bags, plastic pervades Americans’ everyday lives… and sea turtles’ stomachs. If we keep up unchecked production and poor d
green business, green business trends, green economy, Green Your Business, green living, plastics
BlogNews (June 27, 2018) In June, the California Public Utility Commission approved construction for a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations, providing one of the largest sums of public funding allocated for utility EV charging in history.
Business Network News, green business, green business trends, green economy, green technology
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 26, 2018) Have you been looking for a burst of creative inspiration recently? Look no further than the finalists for Green America’s most recent People & Planet award—green businesses that help you unleash your inner artist, writer, or performer. The…

BlogNews (June 26, 2018) At Green America, we are concerned with wealth inequality and the threat it poses to livelihoods and social justice. A new report from As You Sow shockingly demonstrates just how deep the wealth gap is.

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) From August 2017 to April 2018, investigators from China Labor Watch investigated Hengyan Foxconn, a factory that manufactures electronic products for Amazon, including Kindle, Echo Dot smart speakers, and Amazon tablets. The investigation…