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BlogNews (July 10, 2018) The Court’s ruling will cause restaurants and food vendors to use more environmentally kind materials by 2019. It will also be unlawful to sell packing peanuts in New York City during the ban.

BlogNews (July 2, 2018) Last week, Verizon announced that it will be contributing to Hawaii's sustainability goal of switching to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. In 2015, Hawaii mandated that all its electricity must come from renewable energy sources, making it the…
clean energy, solar power, wind power, fossil fuels, Renewable Energy, Smartphones
BlogNews (June 27, 2018) In June, the Senate passed the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, a bipartisan-sponsored bill aimed to provide funding and technical assistance to support cooperative business models.
Business Network News, cooperative, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Ownership & Governance
BlogNews (June 27, 2018) From water bottles to clamshell containers to grocery bags, plastic pervades Americans’ everyday lives… and sea turtles’ stomachs. If we keep up unchecked production and poor d
green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Green Your Business, green living, plastics
BlogNews (June 27, 2018) In June, the California Public Utility Commission approved construction for a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations, providing one of the largest sums of public funding allocated for utility EV charging in history.
Business Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Green technology
BlogNews (June 26, 2018) Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Environmentally-responsible sunscreen? Maybe you should look again.
Business Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Green Products
BlogNews (June 26, 2018) Have you been looking for a burst of creative inspiration recently? Look no further than the finalists for Green America’s most recent People & Planet award—green businesses that help you unleash your inner artist, writer, or performer. The…

BlogNews (June 26, 2018) At Green America, we are concerned with wealth inequality and the threat it poses to livelihoods and social justice. A new report from As You Sow shockingly demonstrates just how deep the wealth gap is.

BlogNews (June 25, 2018) For years you worked with us to fight for federal GMO labeling, but the fight isn’t over yet.  In 2016, Congress passed legislation requiring the disclosure of GMOs in our food. Now, the USDA is finally developing the rule that will establish the…
advocacy, genetic engineering, Gmo labeling, GMO-Free, GMOs, non-GMO, USDA
BlogNews (June 21, 2018) From August 2017 to April 2018, investigators from China Labor Watch investigated Hengyan Foxconn, a factory that manufactures electronic products for Amazon, including Kindle, Echo Dot smart speakers, and Amazon tablets. The investigation…

BlogNews (June 21, 2018) The family-separation policy is nothing short of “torture.” You can use your economic power to send a message to the companies involved in immigrant detention centers.

BlogNews (June 21, 2018) Are you excited about joining the Climate Victory Garden movement but not quite sure how to do it? If you have a lawn, then this comic is for you. There are so many benefits to ditching the lawn and planting a Climate Victory Garden—not only are you…
climate change, farmers, farms, local food, organic, pollinators, sustainabilty, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (June 18, 2018) AT&T has signed a new deal with a NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary for 300 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from two new Texas wind farms.
clean energy, wind power, solar power, Smartphones, Energy
BlogNews (June 11, 2018) On World Day Against Child Labor, use your voice to get child labor out of your chocolate.
chocolate, chocolate/Cocao
BlogNews (June 6, 2018) Sharon Rowe of Eco-Bags has written a new book that makes a case for "tiny business" in a world of venture capitalism's "go big or go home" mindset.
Green Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, Workplace
BlogNews (June 6, 2018) As part of its sustainable development goals, The United Nations has mandated that all communities have access to sustainable energy by 2030.
Business Network News, clean energy, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, green living, Green technology, technology
BlogNews (June 3, 2018) Is contamination of recycling killing the industry? Tips for what you can do to make sure recycling thrives.
recycled, waste, recycled products, green living, sustainability, recycling
BlogNews (May 29, 2018) While Starbucks has taken steps address recent racial profiling, evidence shows that the coffee chain still has blind spots to other areas of concern.
advocacy, Business Network News, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy, social justice, Workplace
BlogNews (May 22, 2018) Follow our staffer Jes Walton as she embarks on the creation of a Climate Victory Garden. This blog is an introduction to Jes, who will be posting information about her experiences on Green America’s Instagram stories every week this summer. Get…
local food, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (May 17, 2018) We know we need to put an end to the scourge of gun violence in our country. Every sector of society has a role to play—including the financial sector.
advocacy, green business, Green Business Trends, green economy