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BlogNews (August 8, 2019) The most recent IPCC report on agriculture makes clear that we need to act fast on agriculture. We need more Soil Superheroes, farmers practicing regenerative agriculture that saves our soils and sequesters carbon
climate change, reverse climate change, Soil Carbon
BlogNews (August 5, 2019) Travel can be sustainable, too. Check out these tips sourced from travel experts at the Green Business Network.
travel, summer, airplane, sustainable, carbon offsets, green economy, travel agent
BlogNews (July 16, 2019) Packaging, especially concerning online purchases, contribute to a large portion of individual consumer waste. What are the alternatives?
reuse, sustainable packaging, recycled products
BlogNews (July 16, 2019) Recycling has been used for years by companies who in an attempt to reduce their negative impact on the environment. Recently, many businesses have been turning to upcycling to achieve this goal in an alternative and more impactful manner.
recycling, Impact, sustainable business
BlogNews (July 11, 2019) Amazon Prime Day is full of deals, but those deals come at a big cost to people and the planet.  So, before you click on that deal that sounds like a steal, check out Green America's 10 Reasons to pass on Prime Day. Amazon…  Exploits workers and…
Amazon, climate change, Renewable Energy
BlogNews (July 10, 2019) Summer is underway and Green America’s work is in high gear! Thanks to our members' generous support, every day our programs are advancing the policies and systems needed for safe food, clean energy, responsible finance, and fair labor on which the…
change policy, environmental policy, Regenerative Agriculture, environmental events
BlogNews (July 8, 2019) Project Victory Gardens serves veterans and our food system with access to farmer training.
veteran jobs, job training, agricultural therapy, farming
BlogNews (July 1, 2019) Plantain, known as Plantago major, grows all over North America and around the world. It is commonly found in yards and gardens where pesticides aren’t used. Chances are, if you’re a Climate Victory Gardener, you’ve come across this plant. And,…
edible plants, medicinal plants, chemical-free lawns, gardening
BlogNews (June 24, 2019) The United States uses over a billion pounds of pesticides each year, many that contain chemicals banned in other countries. These toxic chemicals have major impacts on both people and the planet. US regulation has fallen behind other major…
RoundUp, Glyphosate, pesticide, EPA, Health, chemicals
BlogNews (June 18, 2019) To the peril of human and environmental health, banks globally are not only continuing to fund existing fossil fuel industries, but many are even financing the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure into new areas.
climate change, climate crisis, fossil fuels, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, mega-banks
BlogNews (June 12, 2019) In June 2019, the Washington Post published a damning expose on child labor in cocoa, an issue that is still persistent in West Africa. Over 2 million children engage in hazardous child labor in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, the two largest producers of…
child labor, cocoa, chocolate, chocolate scorecard, child slavery, world day against child labor
BlogNews (June 11, 2019) Disempowering people doesn't do any good. We need corporate responsibility AND individual action.
corporate responsibility, Vox, NRDC, individual action, does recycling matter
BlogNews (May 30, 2019) Over 8,000 chemicals are used by the textile manufacturing industry. It’s a dirty, toxic part of the supply chain. One that affects workers, their communities, and has the potential to affect consumers once clothes have left shelves. In fact,…
toxic, toxic clothing, baby clothes, Fair Labor, detox, chemicals
BlogNews (May 20, 2019) Even though the world's plastic pollution problem isn't over, public awareness and policy action are growing.
sustainable, green business, Green Business Products, Green Business Trends, single use plastic, plastic pollution, single use, plastic, plastic free
BlogNews (May 7, 2019) The Green Business Network is pleased to share the following news from our member Naturepedic: When environmental engineer Barry Cik went to a baby store to buy a crib mattress for his first grandchild in 2003, he was concerned by what he found in…

BlogNews (May 6, 2019) Climate Victory Gardeners may come across invasive species in the garden, and it’s important to know what to do in this case. How much harm do they cause? How do we get rid of them? And what can we do to prevent their spread in the first place?…
invasive species management, gardening, farming
BlogNews (April 29, 2019) Learning about regenerative agriculture happening right under her nose in her parents' garden gave Monique Jones hope for the changing climate.
black families, black gardeners, Climate Victory Garden, hope for climate
BlogNews (April 23, 2019) Farmer Kim tells the story of her agricultural roots and birth of Moss Haven Farm.
gardening, home and garden, carbon farming, teaching kids how to garden, learning in nature, climate victory gardening
BlogNews (April 18, 2019) A new standard from Green America's Soil Carbon Initiative aims to reverse climate change by reviving soil.
reverse climate change, healthy soil, Regenerative Agriculture, soil carbon initiative, carbon farming, solve climate change
BlogNews (April 11, 2019) Child labor, deforestation, and more - what's hidden in your Easter chocolate and what are some ethical alternatives?
child labor, easter, chocolate, deforestation, Fair Trade