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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
Press Release (October 16, 2019) “Soil SuperHeroes”: From Local Farms To The Largest Companies, Business Leaders Are Saving Our Soils And Solving Climate Change.

Press Release (October 10, 2019) Godiva Gets “F” Rating, Ferrero and Mondelez Both Get “Ds,” Mars, Nestle and Hershey All in “C” Range in Chocolate Scorecard; Estimated 2 Million Children Are Working in Cocoa Fields in West Africa.

Press Release (October 8, 2019) Best of The Green Economy: Philadelphia and San Francisco Businesses Win the Final People & Planet Award.

Press Release (September 26, 2019) T-Mobile Still In the Lead and Poised to Reach Its 100 Percent Commitment By 2021 Deadline; Green America’s “Hang Up On Fossil Fuels” Campaign Spurs AT&T and Sprint to Move Faster on Clean Energy.
climate change, renewable energy, wind power, solar power
Press Release (August 29, 2019) August 29, 2019 - Washington, DC: Green America strongly opposes the EPA’s proposal to eliminate direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. Methane is a potent driver of the climate crisis, with far greater short-…
climate, climate change, methane, regulations, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, climate crisis
Press Release (August 13, 2019) New Effort to Urge Retail Giant to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Thousands of Times More Potent than Carbon Dioxide.
climate change, refrigerants, refrigeration, greenhouse gas, carbon emissions, HFCs, supermarkets, Walmart
Press Release (July 25, 2019) Bills Would Allow All Americans To Invest In A Rapid Transition To Clean Energy For The United States
Clean Energy Victory Bonds, clean energy, renewable energy, bonds, socially responsible investing
Press Release (July 23, 2019) Our new Toxic Textiles report dives into the policy and actions of top US retailers on chemical management, sustainability and transparency.
toxic textiles, supply chain, textiles
Press Release (June 26, 2019) Groups deliver 149,559 petitions as EPA considers extending glyphosate registration
Glyphosate, RoundUp, Monsanto, EPA, pesticide, herbicide, cancer, lymphoma
Press Release (June 25, 2019) Rise in Consumption of Paper Receipts: 3/4 of Companies offer BPA and BPS Coated Paper Receipts; Green America Report Highlights Some Improvements.
paper receipts, Skip the Slip, BPA, BPS, waste, paper waste
Press Release (June 20, 2019) “No Plastics”: Vermont & California Companies in Business to Reduce Waste Win the People and Planet Award.
plastic, plastics, People and Planet Award, plastic-free, non-plastic, green economy, green business, green living
Press Release (May 14, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C.—MAY 14, 2019—Carter’s, the leading retailer of baby and children’s clothing in the US is not transparent about the toxins and other chemicals used to manufacture its clothing. In response, Green America has launched a new campaign…

Press Release (April 30, 2019) AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Ranked on Clean Energy Sourcing and Commitments; New Section on 5G Networks Highlights Benefits and Challenges.
climate change, clean energy, fossil fuels, 5G
Press Release (April 11, 2019) With Signs Amazon is Slowing Progress on 100% Renewables Pledge and Now Openly Courting Fossil-Fuel Profits, Green America Re-Energizes Its “Build a Better Cloud” Campaign, Outlines Steps for Consumers and Companies to Take.
Amazon, dirty energy, clean energy
Press Release (April 4, 2019) The Soil Carbon Initiative (SCI) seeks public comment by May 6 on a new soil carbon standard
Press Release (March 13, 2019) In Time for Spring Planting Season, Green America Toolkit Explains Carbon-Capturing Gardening Practices Americans Can Use in Their Backyards; Climate Victory Gardens Sprouting Up in Minnesota, Colorado, and Virginia.
Climate Victory Garden, carbon farming, Soil Carbon
Press Release (March 6, 2019) In collaboration with over 150 farmer, brand and soil science stakeholders, The Carbon Underground and Green America, along with Ben & Jerry’s (Unilever), Danone North America, and MegaFood, are opening public comment on a new agricultural standard
carbon farming, sustainable food