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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, sustainable agriculture, sustainability, Climate Victory Garden
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/cocoa
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 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 14, 2018) Are dirt and soil the same thing? NO! This blog explores some major differences and highlights why understanding soil is so important to discussions around regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration, and climate change.   Soil. You might have…
soil, Soil Carbon, climate change, carbon farming, farmers, farms, local food, organic, sustainable agriculture
BlogNews (May 10, 2018) In the case of Verizon’s recent annual shareholder meeting, no news is not good news.   Verizon’s competitors, T-Mobile and AT&T, announced major commitments to increase their use of clean energy to power their networks. T-Mobile has committed…
climate, energy, clean energy, fossil fuels, wind power, solar power
BlogNews (May 7, 2018) Since 2013, GMO Inside, a campaign powered by Green America, has been working to educate consumers about the impacts of GMOs, pesticides, and industrial agriculture and push major brands to transition their supply chains away from GMOs and towards…

BlogNews (May 4, 2018) Like a lot of people, I made my parents a lot of presents for Mother’s and Father’s Day as a child. And while my parents appreciated the hard work I poured into these endeavors, I know they were also secretly relieved when I grew out of making them…
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa, fair trade
BlogNews (April 26, 2018) With our Hang Up on Fossil Fuels Campaign, Green America has reported extensively on the vast amount energy used by telecommunication companies to keep our wireless networks up and running. The sector uses enough electricity to power all the…
climate, climate change, clean energy, dirty energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, smartphones, finance, money
BlogNews (April 19, 2018) If you read the announcements from cocoa and chocolate companies, you might think that child labor, farmer poverty, and environmental degradation in cocoa producing countries are being swiftly addressed.  The reality on the ground is very different…
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa, fair trade
BlogNews (April 11, 2018)   Guest Blog Post: This excerpt is reprinted from SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital by Slow Money founder Woody Tasch.   Imagination. We can’t all be Noam Chomsky or Ayn Rand or Wendell Berry or Bingo Pajama,¹ but…

BlogNews (April 2, 2018) Over a beautiful March weekend, Green America’s Social Justice Campaigns Manager, Caroline, and Executive Co-Director of Consumer and Corporate Engagement, Todd, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference. The…
event, fair trade
BlogNews (March 29, 2018)   DanoneWave to Advance Soil Health Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions has been collaborating with DanoneWave (maker of dairy and plant-based products, coffee creamers, and beverages) to implement sustainable agriculture practices…

BlogNews (March 15, 2018) Now more than ever we need to take advantage of every positive economic action we can to build an economy and society that works for people and the planet. If you own company stock directly, be sure to add “proxy power” to your action list. Yes –…