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Press Release (April 19, 2022) From banking and investing to shareholder activism, individuals can find ways to address climate change and pollution, and create a greener world.
earth day, sustainable investing
Press Release (March 8, 2022) First-of-Its-Kind Regenerative Agriculture Standard Announces Newest Program Component at Expo West 2022. Seeking the Next 100 Farmers to Begin Go-to-Market Pilots this Spring.

Press Release (March 2, 2022) Climate-Friendly Gardens Nearly Doubled Since 2021; New Resources Available for Climate Victory Gardeners, Including Series on Gardening with Disabilities.
climate victory gardens, gardening, climate change, climate, food, grow your own food, regenerative agriculture, regenerative farming, regenerative garden
Press Release (February 17, 2022) Report Covers the Disproportionate Fossil Fuel Damage to Marginalized Communities, Identifies Requirements Companies Should Adopt to Address Inequity as Shift to Renewables Continues. WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 17, 2022 – Energy equity is at the…
clean energy, dirty energy, renewable energy, social justice, labor, solar, solar power, solar coop, wind power, wind
Press Release (November 18, 2021) Green America Rolls Out New CBD Certification and Releases Label Guide for Consumers.
CBD, business certifications
Press Release (November 1, 2021) “Toxic Textiles” Report Also Finds Apparel Brands Outpacing Retailers on Chemical Management Policies, Protecting Worker Health, and Sustainability.
toxic textiles
Press Release (June 16, 2021) Clean Energy Victory Bonds Would Create a Way for All Americans To Invest in a Clean Energy Future

Press Release (June 2, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2021) – Today, Walmart investors voted on the first-ever shareholder resolution on refrigerants and their related climate impacts. The initial count indicates 5.5 percent of investors voted in favor of the proposal filed by…
refrigerants, Walmart, shareholder advocacy, HFCs, climate change
Press Release (March 24, 2021) Major Uptick in Climate-Friendly Gardens Continues with Numbers Nearly Quadrupling in Just One Year; New Resources and Video Available for Climate Victory Garden Beginners and Pros.     WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 24, 2021 – Gardeners are ready to go…
Climate Victory Garden
Press Release (March 15, 2021) 2021 Easter Scorecard: “Rotten Egg Award” Goes to Storck, While Alter Eco, Tony’s Chocolonely and Whittaker’s Get “Good Egg” Awards; Godiva Improves From 2020 Last Place Showing.
chocolate scorecard, child labor, deforestation, cocoa farmers
Press Release (February 18, 2021) COVID-19 Caused a Huge Uptick in Climate-Friendly Gardens Planted in Backyards and Community Spaces
climate change, Climate Victory Garden
Press Release (February 9, 2021) Over 100 organizations urge home and garden giants to reject toxic weedkiller during Valentine-themed week of action. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over 100 consumer and environmental groups delivered letters to Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Home Depot (NASDAQ: HD…

Press Release (December 10, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 10, 2020 – Trader Joe’s ranks poorly among U.S. grocery stores when it comes to both ethical chocolate (in terms of child labor and deforestation concerns) and super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used as…
cocoa, refrigerants, fair labor, Cool It
Press Release (December 1, 2020) Report: The Solutions Start With Government Regulation to Ensure Industry Pays Farmers A Living Income and Ends Human Rights Abuses, Including Over One Million Cases of Child Labor, and Deforestation
cocoa farmers, child labor, chocolate, deforestation
Press Release (October 20, 2020) COVID-Fueled 10% Decline in Paper Receipts “Could Become Permanent”; Target Also Makes Progress. WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2020 – As paper receipt usage sees a dramatic reduction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CVS, the largest U.S.…
Skip the Slip, paper receipts
Press Release (October 12, 2020) Leaked World Cocoa Foundation Strategy Documents Show Industry More Concerned About Messaging Than Ending Farmer Poverty; Initial Draft of Report Due Out Shortly Finds Children Still Laboring in West African Cocoa Fields, Often Under Hazardous…
child labor, chocolate, deforestation, pesticide, fair wages
Press Release (September 23, 2020) Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to undermine the shareholder resolution process and thereby the ability of investors to pressure corporations to be accountable for their social and environmental impacts
shareholder activism, shareholder resolution, corporate responsibility
Press Release (September 21, 2020) New Announcement Waiting Until 2040 to Phase Out HFCs Leaves Walmart Way Behind Competitors – Including Aldi, Target, and Whole Foods – Who Already Have Taken Action Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2020) – Green America and Environmental…
refrigerants, Cool It, Walmart
Press Release (September 17, 2020) For the first time, business policyholders have publicly called on US insurers to drop coal, oil, and gas.
fossil fuels, fossil fuel divestment, American Sustainable Business Council, Insure Our Future, Green Business Network
Press Release (September 16, 2020) After thousands of lawsuits linking plaintiffs’ cancer to glyphosate exposure, glyphosate should no longer be available for sale.
Glyphosate, RoundUp, cancer