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BlogNews (July 1, 2020) Amazon says it stands with Black communities; Amazon also says it cares about climate change. But here’s the thing, actions speak louder than words. Last year, Amazon’s carbon footprint increased by 15%. And despite claiming to stand with Black…
racial justice, climate justice, workers rights, Energy
BlogNews (June 18, 2020) By guest blogger: Michael Twer, CEO/Founder of Delilah Home and Chairman of the Organic Trade Association Fiber Council. Delilah Home is a certified Green Business Network member. By now, most people know that organic is the way to go when it…
organic cotton, best bed sheets, best towels, delilah home
BlogNews (June 17, 2020) By guest blogger: Christine Jantz, CEO of Jantz Management. Jantz Management is a certified Green Business Network member. Over the past several years, we have witnessed a sea change in investor votes on climate-related resolutions, culminating on…
shareholder activim, shareholder resolution, climate action, climate resolution, climate change, dollar tree, jantz management, greenhouse gas emissions
BlogNews (June 16, 2020) Green businesses are committed to the highest standard of sustainability and are often leaders in their industry. Many of the Green Business Network members purchase renewable energy and invest in wind and solar for their storefronts. Despite this,…
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BlogNews (June 15, 2020) Avoid the unnecessary packaging and pollution you get with grocery shopping.
reduce your waste footprint
BlogNews (June 11, 2020) We can all take action in our daily lives to support Black communities economically with our spending and investing
Black communities, Black farmers, Black-owned restaurants, Black-owned businesses, Black professionals
BlogNews (June 8, 2020) While many of us are fortunate enough to be able to shelter-in-place during these times, individuals throughout our food supply chains, from farm level to delivery drivers, are risking their health to ensure food makes it to our tables. There are an…
workers rights, agriculture
BlogNews (June 2, 2020) “Right now, Minneapolis and cities across our country are on fire, and our people are hurting—the violence against Black bodies felt in the ongoing mass disobedience, all while we grapple with a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting,…
justice for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter
BlogNews (June 1, 2020) Green businesses are getting creative amid the coronavirus pandemic to keep their stores open. We find their tenacity and commitment to the green economy inspiring in these challenging times. Here are three Green Business Network members that give…
coronavirus, COVID-19, green business, green businesses in covid 19, green business network, Green Business Trends
BlogNews (May 27, 2020) Strong votes at Chase in support of environmental and social resolutions provide a telling example of why the SEC has proposed a rule to weaken shareholder power and thereby weaken corporate accountability.
corporate responsibility, corporate greed, weakening shareholder power, bankrolling climate change
BlogNews (May 12, 2020) COVID-19 has turned nearly everything on its head. Many businesses are closed; many individuals have lost their jobs; and so much seems uncertain. But big retailers with complex logistics networks, like Amazon or Walmart, seem to be thriving in this…
Fair Labor, Fair Trade, worker justice
BlogNews (May 12, 2020) On May 6th, 2020, Community Capital Management (CCM) announced an initiative to invest $100 million in COVID-19 relief efforts. CCM is a Green Business Network member and a leader in fixed income impact investing. CCM’s core strategy looks to…
Impact Investing, COVID-19, economic relief, financial relief, community capital management, social impact investing, SRI, green business, small business, coronavirus
BlogNews (May 7, 2020) Is your business starting to consider sustainability in your practices? Do you want to appeal to the ever-growing mass of conscious consumers? With over 30 years of experience, the Green Business Network knows what it takes to be a truly green…
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BlogNews (May 4, 2020) Empty shelves at the grocery store have inspired many shoppers to turn to gardening. But, some garden companies were caught off-guard by the surprise spike in interest for garden supplies and may be experiencing shortages as well. Whether you’re…
garden supplies
BlogNews (April 21, 2020) The victory gardening movement of the 1940s was a time for grassroots collective action—when households across the country grew incredible amounts of food. It was also a time when war was used to justify extreme xenophobia and oppression of non-…
victory garden
BlogNews (April 17, 2020) As COVID-19 has swept throughout the world, reports of high-profile cases has given rise to the concept that this virus does not discriminate. It can hit any person with force, from our friends and neighbors to politicians and celebrities.  …
environmental justice
BlogNews (April 14, 2020) Business leaders: sign on today to the statement lead by the American Sustainable Business Council, of which we are a member, calling on Congress to support small businesses.
COVID-19, coronavirus, small business, Congress, action, american sustainable business council