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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.
bottled water
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…
vegetarian diet
BlogNews (August 10, 2015) Solar power is one of the best ways to combat climate change, but is usually out of reach for those with the most at stake.
solar power
BlogNews (July 26, 2015) Green America staff has been meeting with Campbell’s about a transition to non-GMO and organics across their main product lines.
Campbell's soup
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
BlogNews (July 13, 2015) A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a tradable tool that represents the environmental qualities of a unit of energy.
renewable energy certificates
BlogNews (February 4, 2015) The Keystone Pipeline, which would carry roughly 830,000 barrels of crude oil has been one of the polarizing issues in American politics.
Keystone pipeline
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 clean energy, Amazon sustainability, solutions to climate change
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
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
BlogNews (October 3, 2014) Two years ago, Hershey announced it would source ethically certified cocoa, free of child labor, by 2020.
child labor
BlogNews (October 2, 2014) My oldest daughter a few years ago at what she calls "the Pumpkin Cart of Honesty," in which a neighbor grows pumpkins and simply sets them out on a cart with a cash box and trusts that people will pay for what they take.    My…
organic food, Vicki Robin, Don't Have a Cow, local food
BlogNews (September 16, 2014) “All animals are equal,” Orwell’s pigs proclaim in the novel Animal Farm, “but some animals are more equal than others.” I've always loved this quote and the round-about ways the pigs describe their own special status. But lately while researching…
Don't Have a Cow, vegan, vegetarian
BlogNews (August 18, 2014) As students start getting ready to go back to school, some of them are also getting ready to embark upon a new year of greening their campuses. Green America editorial fellow Sari Amiel discovered five inspiring examples of how students are making…

BlogNews (July 24, 2014) On Monday, July 14, Citibank agreed to pay a $7 billion settlement related to sub-prime mortgage-backed securities sold to investors during the lead up to the financial crisis of 2008. The settlement results from a Justice Department…
green finance, financing, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank
BlogNews (April 23, 2014) One of Green America’s goals is to teach consumers how the businesses you choose to support can have a big impact on the world around you. From the food we buy each week, to the clothes we wear, to the energy we use to heat and power our homes – on…
Wall Street, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank
BlogNews (January 6, 2014) Great news for our work together for a sustainable food system! Just a few days into the new year, we have our first victory of 2014 to celebrate. After a year of pressure from you and other Green Americans, General Mills announced on its…

BlogNews (July 1, 2013) Many foods at your summer picnic will have genetically engineered ingredients. Do you know which ones?
BlogNews (December 13, 2012) We hear about lead in toys coming from China, but we hear less about PVC plastics, phthalates, and BPA, found in toxic toys made in the US.
toxic toys
BlogNews (November 28, 2012) It’s that magical time of the year again! Here are five tips to green your holidays and do some sustainable shopping.
sustainable shopping