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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
BlogNews (April 11, 2019) Amazon is selling its services to the oil and gas industry and is failing to reach 100% renewable energy for its massive servers
Amazon, fossil fuels, clean energy, climate change
BlogNews (April 9, 2019) Ditch your lawn and grow a garden. It's better for your health, the climate, and your wallet!
carbon farming, gardening, Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (April 8, 2019) Olive Garden takes steps on animal welfare
animal welfare, cage-free, antibiotics
BlogNews (April 3, 2019) If you own shares of a stock, use your proxy ballots to make your voice heard on issues that matter to you.
own stock shares, make changes at a company, how to vote proxy, corporate responsibility
BlogNews (April 2, 2019) A big thank you to everyone who attended our webinar Designing for Abundance: Planning your Climate Victory Garden, with Nicky Shauder of Permaculture Gardens. We had so many great questions come out of that session, and many that we weren’t able to…
gardening, Climate Victory Garden, climate change, Soil Carbon
BlogNews (March 25, 2019) Green America teamed up with author and farmer Acadia Tucker to answer questions about Climate Victory Gardening. In this blog, you'll get to know Acadia, what motivates her, and why she's such a great candidate for answering your questions. Acadia…
gardening, Climate Victory Garden, carbon farming
BlogNews (March 25, 2019) Green Business Network director Fran Teplitz submitted the following letter to the Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly in support of new “Skip the Slip” legislation.
Skip the Slip
BlogNews (March 11, 2019) Catherine McDonnell-Forney tells us about her journey becoming a Master Gardener and highlights valuable resources for Climate Victory Gardens in all their many stages.
Climate Victory Garden, gardening, home and garden, sustainable food, carbon farming, food
BlogNews (March 4, 2019) March is celebrated as Women's History Month to commemorate the accomplishments and contributions of women to American history. It originally began as a local, week-long celebration in Santa Rosa, California after the Education Task Force of the…
women, empowering women, green business, green economy, socially responsible, diversity
BlogNews (February 21, 2019) The following is testimony from Fran Teplitz, Director of Green America’s Green Business Network, at the Maryland State Senate hearing on February 21, 2019 in support of increasing Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 an hour (SB 280).
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