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BlogNews (November 9, 2020) Thank you to everyone who voted in last week’s election, and a big thanks to all who worked the polls or helped to get out the vote.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the election.  This is an historic moment for the country, since Kamala…
climate, racial justice
BlogNews (November 2, 2020) On Friday afternoon, October 30, 2020 the Department of Labor (DOL) pushed through a new rule to undermine the ability of 401(k) and pension plans to include socially and environmentally responsible investments.  The rule is clearly a pre-election…
401k, responsible investing, socially responsible investing, pension, corporate responsibility
BlogNews (November 1, 2020) When you shop small, you support local economies and families.
Black Friday, Christmas, holidays, local, organic, shopping, Small Business Saturday
BlogNews (October 13, 2020) With COVID-19, millions of Americans are voting by mail. But the Trump Administration is removing USPS mailboxes and sorting machines which will make it difficult to process millions of ballots. Take action to ensure all citizens can vote.
voting, democracy
BlogNews (October 13, 2020) Industrial agriculture and impacts from our food system reach far beyond the fence line causing species extinction all the way from tiny soil microbes to large mammals.
industrial agriculture
BlogNews (October 13, 2020) This is the fifth blog of a series describing the five methods that make up regenerative agriculture—perennial plants & diverse crops, zero/low tillage & mulching, cover cropping & crop rotation, composting, and managed grazing.…
regenerative agriculture
BlogNews (September 29, 2020) Every year during Climate Week, corporations rush to make new commitments on the actions they say they are taking to address the climate crisis. The statements always sound big and impressive, but only some commitments are meaningful.
climate change, climate action
BlogNews (September 21, 2020) At Green America, all year we say that it’s important to “vote with your dollars” – to use your consumer and investor power to drive economic change that promotes social justice and environmental sustainability. And of course, it's also important…
voting, voter suppression, voter rights
BlogNews (September 14, 2020) This year has been a tough one for teachers and the many students and parents navigating the education system during the pandemic. Josh Mcguire, a program manager at the school gardening nonprofit Big Green, is familiar with this on both a personal…
Climate Victory Garden, gardening
BlogNews (August 28, 2020) With COVID-19 millions of Americans will want to vote by mail. But the Trump Administration is removing USPS mailboxes and sorting machines which will make it difficult to process millions of ballots. Take action to ensure all citizens can vote.
voting
BlogNews (August 18, 2020) Shopping secondhand is great, and shopping your closet is even better.
sustainable shopping, clothing
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