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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…
gardening
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-…
Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (April 17, 2020) By Beth Porter As COVID-19 has swept throughout the world, reports of high-profile cases have 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…
environmental justice
BlogNews (April 16, 2020) Green America's Response to the Global Pandemic
COVID-19, renewable energy, environmental justice
BlogNews (April 6, 2020) We asked our members what they're doing to stay busy, healthy, and sane at home. Here's what they said.
quarantine
BlogNews (March 27, 2020) The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended its job of protecting the environment.   On Thursday, the agency issued a memo essentially giving companies a pass on polluting, stating that it will not “seek penalties for noncompliance with…
pollution
BlogNews (March 25, 2020) Learn the hazards of flushing wipes and how you can help.
flushable wipes
BlogNews (March 3, 2020) Green America is pleased to announce that at our first board meeting of 2020 in April we will welcome five newly elected board members.
Green America
BlogNews (February 26, 2020) It’s officially been one year since Verizon issued a $1 billion green bond to, in part, help the company reach its goal of 50 percent clean energy by 2025. In 2019, its major competitors announced new clean energy projects, shifting their networks…
Verizon, clean energy, fossil fuels
BlogNews (February 26, 2020) Pipeline Incidents from 2017-2020
pipeline
BlogNews (February 20, 2020) Clothing supply chains – from field to factory to store -- can be long, complex, and often seemingly opaque, and even in cases where brands promote their transparency or sustainability, they often fall short in sharing enough information with…
ethical fashion, Organic Textiles, textiles
BlogNews (February 18, 2020) If addressing climate change is truly a priority for Amazon, Bezos and executives will go beyond a donation.
climate change, labor, Amazon
BlogNews (February 13, 2020) Black history is rich with connections to the environment. This month and every month after, we're honoring the contributions of Black climate leaders.
Black history, Black climate leaders, environmental justice
BlogNews (February 12, 2020) This week, the historic Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced on Capitol Hill by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). Green America is proud to announce our support of the legislation along with over 470…
plastic pollution
BlogNews (February 4, 2020) The organization tasked with protecting investors is now proposing a rule that would weaken corporate oversight.
corporate oversight, shareholder activism
BlogNews (January 30, 2020) Leaders in the finance sector are making some important changes for the climate, but JPMorgan Chase – the biggest funder of fossil fuels - remains a laggard. With the climate crisis worsening and no more time to delay, we need you to push the…
JPMorgan Chase Bank, climate change, climate crisis, fossil fuels, dirty energy, finance
BlogNews (December 19, 2019) In the year after Verizon released a commitment to reach 50% clean energy by 2025, it hasn’t announced any progress in meeting its goal.
Verizon, clean energy, renewable energy, wind power, solar power, fossil fuels, dirty energy
BlogNews (December 17, 2019) The Future is Digital: Nine Out of 10 Consumers Want Retailers to offer a Digital Receipt Option
paper receipts, paper waste, Skip the Slip, trees, forests
BlogNews (December 10, 2019) All year we have been sharing various ways that Amazon is bad for workers, our planet, and consumers. On International Human Rights Day, we wanted to use this occasion to highlight some of the worst human rights abuses that Amazon has either…
Amazon, employee rights, human rights, fair labor, International Human Rights Day
BlogNews (December 3, 2019) Amazon's electronics are made with unfair,unsafe labor and dirty energy.
Amazon, electronics, privacy, child labor, Alexa, Ring