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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
Press Release (July 21, 2020) Green America Video Focuses on HFCs from Supermarket Refrigeration With Environmental Impact Equal to 9.5 Million Cars on the Road; Walmart, a Main Offender, Yet to Take Action. WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 21, 2020 – There's a dirty secret at your…
refrigerants
Press Release (July 2, 2020) New “Triple A” Status Urged for Banks That Act on Climate Safety, Sustainability and Resilience.

Press Release (June 16, 2020) Report Grades AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon on Renewable Energy Sourcing and Commitments; New Sections Detail Diversity Issues in Industry and COVID-19’s Impact on Findings. WASHINGTON – June 16, 2020 – Verizon is back at the bottom of…
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, clean energy
Press Release (June 9, 2020) Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions is proud to announce and welcome Courtney Pineau as Senior Director of Climate & Agriculture Networks.

Press Release (April 9, 2020) Green America Praises Clothing Manufacturer on “Good First Step,” But Urges Further Action to Protect Workers and The Environment

Press Release (April 7, 2020) International Advocacy Groups Publish Joint Consumer Purchasing Guide Just in Time for the Easter Holiday  Mighty Earth, Green America, and Be Slavery Free published a joint Easter scorecard, analyzing what the world’s biggest chocolate companies…

Press Release (April 2, 2020) Social Distancing Due to COVID-19 Spurs Bloom of Gardening, Self-Sufficiency in U.S. Backyards and Community Spaces; “Climate Victory Gardens” Provide Earth-Friendly Blueprint for Homegrown Produce.
climate, climate change, climate crisis, gardening, Climate Victory Garden, relaxation, organic gardening, regenerative garden
Press Release (March 24, 2020) WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2020 – In the face of mounting public pressure, Amazon announced new plans to use more clean energy to power its computing subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS), which it says will keep the company on track to meet its goal…
renewable energy, clean energy, Amazon
Press Release (February 3, 2020) Vital Shareholder Proposal Process Has Allowed Investors to Raise Important Social, Environmental and Governance Issues with Corporate America.

Press Release (January 8, 2020) New Retailer Scorecard Rates Grocery Stores on Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Cocoa Supply Chain; Grocery Stores/Pharmacies Devour 40% of Profits from Chocolate Sales.
cocoa, deforestation, chocolate scorecard, retailers, child labor