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BlogNews (October 5, 2016) Go Fair Trade with Your Treats to Protect Farmers and Children The scariest thing at Halloween should be the little ghosts, ghouls and goblins that come to your door asking for treats.  Unfortunately, if you are handing out chocolates you picked up…
candy, child labor, chocolate, cocoa, Halloween, holidays, green economy, fair trade
BlogNews (August 18, 2016) Inspired by our Summer 2016 issue of the Green American on recycling, editorial fellow Ilana Berger investigated why and how to buy recycled eyeglass frames. Here's what she discovered.... A few weeks ago, I went to LensCrafters with my mom to…

BlogNews (August 18, 2016) Amazon’s web services hold the company back, despite its attempts to promote the innovations of others. A row of servers in a data center. By Kegan Gerard Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its second City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge today…

BlogNews (May 18, 2016) by Anna Meyer, Food Campaigns Associate The organic sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry with over $30 billion in annual sales. Consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium price for food that is grown in a more…
clean energy, GMOs, organic
BlogNews (May 16, 2016) By: Kat Battaglia, Coordinator, Green America’s Better Paper Project Most consumers in the United States are now aware of genetically engineered foods, but far fewer realize that, beginning formally in 1988, biotech scientists have been working on…
agriculture, better paper, Better Paper Project, climate, forests, GMOs, plants, trees, genetic engineering
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BlogNews (May 5, 2016)    The following guest blog post is from Sandra McCardell, President, Current-C Energy Systems, Inc. Albuquerque NM. The Clean Energy Victory Bond campaign is a project of Green America. When I was born (in the 1950’s), my grandmother gave me the…
clean energy, Congress, pollution, climate change
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BlogNews (March 24, 2016)  Green America and our allies are ramping up our Good Food Now campaign targeting Olive Garden. Help us make Olive Garden’s phones ring off the hook, and tell the restaurant to pay fair wages and serve Good Food Now! Here's how you can help: 1.…
fair labor, sustainable food, Darden, Olive Garden, good food, local food, vegetarian, meat
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BlogNews (February 19, 2016) Guest post by Cheryl Hahn, Owner, CozyPure(R), certified member of Green America’s Green Business Network NATURE’S ABSOLUTE BEST MATTRESS MATERIAL In 1931, the world’s first latex mattress was introduced as an alternative to horsehair, kapok and…
clean energy, community investing, fair labor, green business, organic
BlogNews (February 16, 2016) A decades-old loophole allowing US companies to legally import shrimp from Thailand and other goods caught, grown, or made using child and slave labor may finally be closed by Congress. (AP Photo/Gemunu AmarasingheFor decades, American companies…
Congress, fair labor, smartphone sweatshops, anti-sweatshops, fair trade, green business, green economy, social justice
BlogNews (February 7, 2016) On A Recent Visit To Ghana, I Met With Some Of The First-Ever Ghanaian Organic Cocoa Farmers. Organic certified cocoa from Ghana.Five years ago, if you wanted to buy an organic chocolate bar, you would have had a hard time finding one with cocoa…

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BlogNews (October 1, 2015) Choosing to drink from reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles can make a huge difference for the environment.
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BlogNews (September 9, 2015)   Green America technology director Hans Bauman (left) with two of his three children. by Hans Bauman Don’t get me wrong: I used to love a juicy steak as much as the next guy. But when my wife and I realized the impact our diets were having on…
Don't Have a Cow, organics, vegan, vegetarian
BlogNews (August 10, 2015)   Low-income communities in America are disproportionately affected by climate change, yet seldom have the resources to help finance solutions to beneficial changes. Often located near power plants, low income communities in the US and worldwide…
community investing, solar, clean energy, green business, green economy
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BlogNews (July 26, 2015) by Todd Larsen, Co-Executive Director of Green America Campbell’s is one of America’s most iconic brands.  The company famous for soups also produces thousands of other food items.  Famous brands under the Campbell’s umbrella include Pepperidge…
food, GMOs, organic, supply chain, kids, Campbell's
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BlogNews (July 13, 2015) By Kegan Gerard Emails: Tiny Climate Bombs Email may have done a great job improving productivity and reducing the amount of paper we waste, but those little messages can pack a carbon punch. An average email accounts for 4 grams CO2e (carbon…
clean energy, Raise the Bar, renewable energy, community investing, green living, green technology
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BlogNews (July 13, 2015) When it comes to clean, renewable energy, the language can get confusing. In the tradition of Salt-N-Pepa, here I will attempt to break things down. Without further ado, let’s talk about RECs, baby! By Kegan Gerard Investing in renewables makes…
climate change, Raise the Bar, renewable energy, clean energy, green business, organic
BlogNews (February 4, 2015) The Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry roughly 830,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast in the US, has been one of the most polarizing issues in American politics over the past few years. Environmentalists…
climate, Congress, tar sands, Keystone XL, climate change, Policy
BlogNews (January 20, 2015) Today, Internet retail giant Amazon announced the first steps in moving to 100% wind power for the servers that power Amazon Web Services (AWS), its hosting subsidiary. In response to activists (including tens of thousands of Green America members)…
Amazon, climate, corporate responsibility, wind, clean energy
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BlogNews (January 20, 2015) I just read an important editorial by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, in which he dissects a January survey from the Pew Research Center, showing how it explodes the myth of the so-called “welfare queens,” a term popularized by President…
Charles M. Blow, predatory lending, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, green economy
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BlogNews (October 15, 2014) The global chocolate industry commands more than $83 billion annually, but how much of this gets back to the farmers? Since most chocolate on US store shelves comes from West Africa, Green America has been persistently pressuring US cocoa…
fair trade chocolate, fair trade