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BlogNews (November 17, 2021) Small businesses often rely on Amazon - but is the megacorporation doing more harm than good?
Amazon, retail, retailers, business, green business, shopping, ethical consumerism
BlogNews (November 15, 2021) COP 26, the latest United Nations meeting to forge agreements between nations on climate change, has come to a close in Glasgow, Scotland.  While the countries present reached an agreement that improves on the current commitments, the world is…
COP 26, climate crisis
BlogNews (November 9, 2021) Amazon had a record-breaking year in 2020, bringing in over $20 billion in profits. This was a great year for shareholders and executives, but who makes these profits possible and who bears the brunt of the harm from a corporation that prioritizes…
Amazon, racial justice, workers rights
BlogNews (November 4, 2021) As the undeniable consequences of the climate crisis abound all around us, in some positive news, divestment from the fossil fuel sector is steadily on the rise, as documented in the 2021 Invest Divest Report released October 26th.  Dozens of…
fossil fuels, divestment, fossil fuel divestment, clean energy, sustainable investments
BlogNews (November 2, 2021) On November 2, the US EPA issued a new rule for comment that will address methane emissions from both existing and new oil and gas wells and infrastructure in the US.
methane, climate crisis, climate change, fighting climate change
BlogNews (October 19, 2021) "You get very tired when you work so much," [one child] said, showing scars he still has from his machete injuries. "Every day I would wake at six o'clock and go straight to the cocoa farm." Child labor is worsening around the world. It is…
fair trade, child labor, cocoa, chocolate
BlogNews (October 12, 2021) Following the murder of George Floyd, US corporations focused attention on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement -- a slogan and organization launched by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the…
Black Lives Matter, blm, corporate responsibility
BlogNews (October 1, 2021) Green America’s chocolate scorecard included a few new brands that are leaders. The scorecard’s ratings are still heavily based on efforts to combat child labor, but we’ve added a new category on deforestation, one of the many issues facing the…
cocoa, child labor, Halloween, candy, chocolate scorecard
BlogNews (September 23, 2021) This handy fact sheet busts 5 prominent myths about renewable energy.
renewable energy, climate change, climate crisis
BlogNews (September 20, 2021) Entertainment is one of the biggest industries in the world. But Hollywood isn't winning an Oscar for sustainability anytime soon.
hollywood, sustainability, sustainable business, clean energy, movies, television, entertainment, reuse, zero waste, carbon footprint, carbon emissions, film
BlogNews (September 13, 2021) As a part of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, take a look at the influence that the Spanish speakers in Latin America have on trade to the U.S. In particular, explore some of the fair trade goods that help workers in the region. 
fair trade, Latin America, latin american, latino, latina, Latinx, hispanic, green business, green business products, green business certification
BlogNews (August 23, 2021) The right to vote is the cornerstone of democracy – and central for creating a just, equitable, regenerative economy that works for all.  The United States considers itself to be a leading democracy in the world. The 2020 election, which was…
voting
BlogNews (August 10, 2021) Recommendations for government, industry, and individuals to accelerate action at speed and scale   This summer, many of us see the devastating floods, fires, storms, and heat waves worldwide as a sign that climate change is here and getting worse…
climate change, climate crisis
BlogNews (August 5, 2021) At the end of July, Carter’s released its first sustainability report! This is a positive step for the company, which is the largest retailer of children’s clothing in the US. But we need to see bolder action on chemical management from Carter’s to…
toxic textiles, toxic clothing, sustainable fashion, children's clothing
BlogNews (August 3, 2021) While most of the labor of building the computers, phones, and other devices that make our digital lives possible happens far from the headquarters of the name on the box, down an often long and opaque supply chain, industry leaders can have…
clean electronics
BlogNews (July 7, 2021) */ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ This Plastic Free July, ask your elected officials to support the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act! Green America is proud to be one of over 400 advocacy groups supporting this ground-breaking legislation,…
plastic pollution
BlogNews (June 23, 2021) From her experience at Xerox and IBM, to her seat on Business for Social Responsibility’s board and role as practitioner advisor for Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communications, Mary Fehlig has built her reputation as corporate…
CSR advisory, CSR consulting, corporate social responsibility, women-owned, empowering women, women-owned businesses, women empowerment
BlogNews (May 5, 2021) Farm work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, in part due to pesticide exposure, and women’s share of the farming workforce is increasing. According to the USDA, in 2009 women made up 18.6% of farmworkers but in 2018, women accounted for 25…
pesticide, agriculture, workers rights, women
BlogNews (March 3, 2021) Amazon is rapidly expanding its apparel footprint. When the pandemic struck, Amazon was posed to respond well and even gain more market share. Over the last year, Amazon’s profits have skyrocketed. At the same time, traditional apparel brands have…
Amazon, apparel, workers rights, toxic textiles
BlogNews (February 8, 2021) Guest post from Casper Ohm of Water-Pollution.org.uk, an outlet intended to raise awareness of the alarming levels of water pollution in our planet’s oceans.   With 1 million extra tons of trash per week being thrown away by Americans around the…
Valentines Day eco friendly packaging