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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,…
Black Lives Matter, George Floyd
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 Business Network
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, JPMorgan Chase Bank, shareholder activism
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 11, 2020) It's time to vote climate denier Lee Raymond off of JP Morgan Chase's board.
climate crisis, shareholder activism, JPMorgan Chase Bank
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…
how to be a sustainable business series, green economy, sustainable business, green business, Green Business Network, green business trends, socially responsible, social impact
BlogNews (May 6, 2020) These businesses are showing what a green economy is all about in the midst of Covid 19.
green business, zero waste, sustainability, fair trade, community co-op
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) 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 16, 2020) Green America's Response to the Global Pandemic
COVID-19, renewable energy, 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, American Sustainable Business Council
BlogNews (April 13, 2020) By guest blogger: Nicky Schauder of Permaculture Gardens. Permaculture Gardens is a Green Business Network member. Sustainability has not always been at the forefront of people's minds. But in the past decade, we have seen an increasing awareness…
permaculture, Green Business Network, sustainability, climate change, organic, gardening
BlogNews (April 9, 2020) Green America’s Cool It campaign tackles potent, dangerous greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are used for refrigerants and that are exacerbating the climate crisis.
climate, climate change, refrigerants, HFCs, Cool It
BlogNews (April 6, 2020) Looking for financial relief during the time of COVID-19? Check this list of resources for opportunities available to your small business. Small businesses across the country are suffering from the economic disruption of COVID-19. Luckily,…
Coronavirus, COVID-19, small business, loans, grants, tax breaks, disaster relief, financial aid, green business, Green Business Network
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 31, 2020) Since 2012, Green America's People and Planet Award has recognized outstanding small businesses with deep commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability. This project has been made possible thanks to a special donor committed to…
sustainable food, People and Planet Award, green business, Green Business Network
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