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BlogNews (October 2, 2018) This week, Verizon announced its launch of the world’s first commercial 5G network initially in four U.S. cities, with plans to expand nationally. 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networking and is the next frontier that promises faster speeds…
clean energy, dirty energy, climate change, technology
BlogNews (September 18, 2018) In August, Uber faced a major setback in New York City as its Council voted to cap the number of ride-hail vehicles allowed on city streets. NYC is its largest American market of 8.5 million residents.
green business, transportation, uber, lyft
BlogNews (August 22, 2018) With more than 71 percent of consumers “thinking green” when making a buying decision, and nearly three out of four Millennials willing to pay more for environmentally sound products, driving increased sales should be as simple as incorporating…
webinar, marketing, digital marketing
BlogNews (August 16, 2018) 2017 marked the first year that a continental U.S. species of bumblebee was listed as endangered as a result of pathogens, parasites, and human activity. The subsequent uproar from environmentalists demanded that we safeguard these important…
green economy, green business, bees, pesticide, farmers, farms, neonicotinoid, organics, pollinators, toxins
BlogNews (August 8, 2018) Global Labor Justice uncovered active gender-based violence in Asian factories supplying American apparel giants H&M and Gap. Results conclude that abuse against female garment workers stems directly from the way fast fashion meets its bottom line.
anti-sweatshops, Business Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, green living, Policy, social justice, supply chain, sustainabilty, Workplace
BlogNews (August 8, 2018) Last week, the Trump administration announced its intention to suspend vehicle anti-pollution and fuel-efficiency standards, a clear strike on Obama-era climate change mitigation initiatives.
Announcements, Business Network News, climate change, Congress, EPA, green economy, Policy
BlogNews (August 6, 2018) While plastic straw bans represent progress in the movement against single-use plastics, the bans have been criticized for negatively impacting individuals with motor disabilities who rely on plastic straws to drink.
ban, Business Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, green living, plastic, Policy, social justice
BlogNews (August 6, 2018) In late July, Baltimore filed a lawsuit against 26 defendants — including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Shell — for exacerbating the city’s sea level rise and contributing to recent sporadic weather behavior.
Business Network News, climate change, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Policy, sustainabilty
BlogNews (August 6, 2018) Have you ever wondered, what do I have to do to be a socially responsible investor?
SRI, socially responsible investing, Business Network News, fossil fuel divestment, Green Business Trends, green economy
BlogNews (August 1, 2018) You've probably heard the words "fair trade" and "direct trade." What do they mean and what's the difference?
Fair Trade, green business, green economy, coffee, Fair Labor, farmers, Green Business Trends
BlogNews (July 31, 2018) Most people would be surprised using the terms “United Nations” and “viral marketing” in the same sentence, but that is essentially what is happening with the UN Sustainable Development Goals—otherwise known as their 17 “SDGs”.

BlogNews (July 30, 2018) While Samsung is quick to address issues within its supply chain to ensure the safety of its consumers, it has dragged its feet to take steps to ensure the safety of its factory workers.  But after years of public campaigning, Samsung has finally…
News, toxins
BlogNews (July 26, 2018) As temperatures in DC’s Farragut Square hovered around a hundred degrees this July, faces started sweating, ice cream started dripping, and two 1,800-pound blocks of ice started melting.  The European Union (EU),, Golden Triangle…

BlogNews (July 21, 2018) On Saturday, July 21st, environmental leaders from around the country converged on the National Mall to engage in the Zero Hour Youth Climate March—a global, youth-led movement urging those in power to enact science-based policies to confront…
Climate, climate change, climate justice, environmental justice, Policy, clean energy, carbon capture
BlogNews (July 20, 2018) Want to start a Climate Victory Garden? The first step is to get to know your garden—or the area you plan to turn into a garden. Familiarize yourself with the physical characteristics of the space and get to better understand your expectations,…
Climate, climate change, gardening, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (July 18, 2018) When talking about ‘voting with your dollar’, we often talk about purchasing habits with specific brands or products, encouraging consumers to opt for the more sustainable and fair option when shopping. Another key player in our shopping habits are…
BlogNews (July 17, 2018) Do you know of a great green business in homewares, furnishings, or building construction? Tell us about it! It could win one of two $5,000 prizes to support its green mission.
Announcements, Business Network News, green business, green economy, green living
BlogNews (July 17, 2018) Earlier this July, Seattle became the first major city in the United States to enact a total ban on plastic straws and utensils, governing 5,000+ food service facilities.
Business Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, plastics, Policy, Starbucks
BlogNews (July 17, 2018) Today, we’re hearing from Suzan Erem, Executive Director of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust. Suzan is a tireless advocate for keeping land in the hands of small farmers, supporting rural communities, and empowering the next generation of land…
CAFOs, climate change, factory farms, farmers, GMOs, local food, organics, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (July 11, 2018) The Monsanto-Bayer merger represents a near-monopoly on the agriculture supply chain, which eliminates marketplace competition and forces farmers’ complete reliance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Bayer, Business Network News, farmers, farms, GMOs, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Monsanto, non-GMO