From 1964 to 1992, the oil giant Texaco extracted billions of barrels of oil from the Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador. During that time, the company dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic, carcinogenic wastewater into the waterways that local Indigenous tribes used for drinking and bathing.… By Rebecca Adamson is an Indigenous economist and president and founder of First People's Worldwide.
Wage theft, sweatshop conditions, and slave labor happens in the US, especially to immigrant workers. But they aren't passive victims of exploitation, they're leading the fight for fair labor. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
Divestment sends a signal to an industry that investors and the public want it to stop its problematic practices. People are using divestment to address huge issues including climate change, private prisons, and the border wall. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Michael Weingartner
Many socially responsible mutual funds screen for diversity and/or equal employment opportunity (EEO). In fact, in US SIF's Mutual Fund Performance Chart (the association for socially responsible investment professionals and institutions), there are 17 mutual fund companies that have funds that… By Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
Smuckers removes GMOs and high fructose corn syrup from Uncrustables, its very popular peanut butter and jelly product for kids.
Green America's GMO Inside campaign has mobilized tens of thousands of consumers to ask Smuckers to remove GMOs from its products.
While forward-thinking tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google have committed to running on 100% renewables and are investing in facilities powered by renewable energy, AT&T and Verizon continue source the majority of their energy from dirty energy sources.
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ACT NOW: 5 Reasons the Senate Tax Bill is Bad for People and the Planet
The tax bill is moving forward fast in the Senate. If it passes, it will dramatically lower taxes for corporations and the wealthy, but could raise taxes for many middle class…