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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 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
BlogNews (November 20, 2019) This Thanksgiving, use food to talk to your family and friends about values like sustainable and ethical food.
non-GMO Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian, fair trade, non-GMO, recipes
BlogNews (November 15, 2019) Recycling is a daily practice for many of us, but it can be hard to know if it’s really helping the planet like we’d hope. As we toss recyclables into our curbside bins it can feel like an individual action that doesn’t yield much of an impact. But…
climate change, climate crisis, climate, recycling
BlogNews (November 4, 2019) Finding green clothing can be a challenge but it's not impossible. Here are our tips!
toxic textiles, toxic clothing, secondhand clothing, organic, children's clothing
BlogNews (October 15, 2019) Green America’s chocolate scorecard included a few new brands that are leaders. The scorecard’s ratings are still heavily based on efforts to combat child labor, but we’ve added a new category on deforestation, one of the many issues facing the…
cocoa, child labor, Halloween, candy, chocolate scorecard
BlogNews (October 9, 2019) In 2017, we launched Hang Up on Fossil Fuels, a campaign urging major telecommunications companies to rapidly increase their use of renewables to power networks. Back then, the industry was using almost no clean energy and few companies had any…
clean energy, renewable energy, wind power, solar power, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
BlogNews (September 23, 2019) The Ivory Coast and Ghana are the top producers of cocoa, globally. Cocoa farms in both countries are plagued by child labor, with an estimated two million children working in cocoa fields. These are not children helping on the family farm part-time…
cocoa, chocolate, child labor, cocoa farmers
BlogNews (September 12, 2019) By Ayate Temsamani, Climate Fellow The Impact of Telecoms The US telecom industry uses vast amounts of energy, with the major four companies collectively using over 30 million megawatt hours (MWH) of electric power every year—enough energy to…
climate change, clean energy, green economy, green jobs, wind, solar, education, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
BlogNews (August 29, 2019) Fires are raging in the Amazon. Here's what you can do to make your voice heard.
climate change, Amazon, divestment, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank