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BlogNews (July 27, 2020) with Liana Foxvog, Crisis Response Coordinator, Worker Rights Consortium What has happened in the garment industry during COVID-19? Store closings amidst the lockdowns caused a sharp decline in spending on apparel. In the span of a month, consumer…
workers rights, garments, COVID-19
BlogNews (July 20, 2020) Since 1998, Owen Wormser has been designing and building landscapes with a focus on sustainability, regeneration, and beauty. His work is rooted in perspective and expertise drawn from landscape architecture, horticulture, permaculture, organic…
lawn, meadow
BlogNews (July 13, 2020) By Beth Porter The COVID-19 crisis has touched every aspect of our society and laid bare the fundamental, unjust problems in many of our systems, particularly in healthcare, agriculture, and housing. The waste system is also one that has been…
plastic pollution
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 15, 2020) Avoid the unnecessary packaging and pollution you get with grocery shopping.
Climate Victory Garden
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
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 (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 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 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) 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 12, 2020) There is increasing focus on how consideration of gender- the role of women in investing– relates to financial portfolios and to investments that benefit women and girls.
investing in women