Produce sold in US stores are picked with care by a largely immigrant farmworker force. The work is hot and exhausting, and too many farms cut corners on worker health, safety, and wages. But workers are showing farms exactly how they can improve. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
As we work toward Drawdown, it’s critical to address the impacts of climate change in communities of color, which are often hit “first and worst.” By Jacqui Patterson, director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice program
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Note: This interview is from an article in published in the Fall 2007 issue of Co-op America Quarterly, now called Green American.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is Ware professor of sociology and director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at… By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
We have had many big breakthroughs recently. Major companies across all industries are changing -- proof of the power of consumer pressure. We are witnessing how our economic power is truly changing the world for good and towards a simpler, more sustainable way of living. We are winning and we are opening doors for more businesses to go green.
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