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BlogNews (September 20, 2017) On September 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held its first public meeting of Commissioners in months. Activists from around the country who oppose FERC's rubber stamping of pipelines, were there to greet them, and let them know…
pipeline, dirty energy, fracking
BlogNews (August 28, 2017) Scott Pruitt’s EPA is taking aim at yet another Obama-era policy - the Clean Water Rule of 2015. This rule addressed the term "waters of the United States" as used in 1972’s Clean Water Act, and broadened the definition to include rivers, streams,…
water pollution, EPA, climate change
BlogNews (August 22, 2017) By: Ayate Temsamani, Better Paper Project Fellow It can be exciting to start the new academic year in college with brand new supplies! Unfortunately, those notebooks, binders, and papers can generate a significant amount of energy and water waste.…
Better Paper Project, recycling, recycled paper, climate
BlogNews (August 13, 2017) The horrifying events over the weekend in Charlottesville are just the latest events demonstrating the rise of hate in the United States. White supremacists marched through the streets and the University of Virginia, wielding torches and explicitly…
economic power, community, advocacy, social justice
BlogNews (August 11, 2017) On Monday, three of the corporate members of President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council dropped out of the Council after the president failed to promptly condemn the neo-Nazis and fascists for their conduct in Charlottesville.  Merck CEO…
racism, social justice
BlogNews (June 20, 2017) Want to create a greener world that works for all people? One of the most important things you can do is vote with your dollars.
vote with your dollar
BlogNews (June 12, 2017) On June 1, President Trump pulled the United States out of its voluntary commitment to the Paris Climate Accord, a decision that sent shock waves around the world. As the nation that is the second largest emitter of CO2, and the greatest cumulative…
climate change, Trump, climate, clean energy
BlogNews (May 25, 2017) Dear Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,   Green America, with outreach to 200,000 individual members and 3,000 business members, is writing to comment on the proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, Docket number CP17-…

BlogNews (May 3, 2017) Samsung has had, to put it lightly, an exciting year. From exploding phone batteries to a corruption scandal linked to the recently impeached president of South Korea, Samsung’s story rivals that of the most dramatic of soap operas. Given the public…
anti-sweatshops, toxins
BlogNews (April 5, 2017) Glyphosate, the key chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide, has been the subject of numerous headlines concerning its toxicity over the last few weeks. Here is a rundown of the latest updates on glyphosate: Glyphosate Deemed Probable Carcinogen…
GMOs
BlogNews (March 30, 2017)   When Donald Trump signed an Executive Order this week to roll back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, he did so surrounded by coal miners and executives. The event was deliberately staged at the EPA just to make clear his complete…
coal
BlogNews (March 28, 2017) Darden—the parent company of Olive Garden, Yard House, LongHorn Steakhouse, and other franchises—has over 1,500 franchise locations, employs 150,000 people, and serves more than 320 million meals per year. It’s the largest sit-down restaurant…
Darden, fair labor, fair wages, food, local, Olive Garden, organic
GreenAmerica
BlogNews (March 6, 2017) We need to make our voices heard! Many organizations are asking people across the country to send postcards to the White House on March 15 and calling it the “Ides of Trump”. This will flood the White House with one million postcards when they…
green economy
BlogNews (February 14, 2017) This Valentine’s Day, Green America is encouraging all Americans to take a close look at one of their most important relationships – the ones with their banks. It may be time to break up. We mostly think of banks as a safe place to store our money…
Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, divestment, financial divestment, green economy
GreenAmerica
BlogNews (February 6, 2017)   Cate Matthews, Aplus.com[/caption] The world sometimes feels really dark, especially when government actions feel more hateful than political, or when you see the effects of that hate ripple through your community. Some days are for rest and …
green economy
BlogNews (November 15, 2016) All over the United States, people are deeply concerned about what a Trump administration could mean for themselves, their families, and their communities, as well as the environment and vulnerable people worldwide. The news since the election…
community, corporate responsibility, green business, green economy, Trump
BlogNews (November 10, 2016) By Beth Porter, Better Paper Project Director It’s no secret that the “most wonderful time of the year” leaves behind massive piles of trash. Waste1 in the U.S. increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – that’s an additional 1…
holidays, Better Paper Project, carbon footprint, green living, recycled products, recycling, green holidays
BlogNews (October 19, 2016)    Guest blog post by Jonathan Deesing Trends and technological developments can disappear as quickly as they arrive on the scene, but solar energy is here to stay. As the government, private businesses, and environmental groups continue to push…
climate, climate change, energy, wind, wind power, solar, renewable energy, clean energy
GreenAmerica
BlogNews (October 5, 2016) Go Fair Trade with Your Treats to Protect Farmers and Children The scariest thing at Halloween should be the little ghosts, ghouls and goblins that come to your door asking for treats.  Unfortunately, if you are handing out chocolates you picked up…
candy, child labor, chocolate, cocoa, Halloween, holidays, green economy, fair trade
BlogNews (August 18, 2016) Inspired by our Summer 2016 issue of the Green American on recycling, editorial fellow Ilana Berger investigated why and how to buy recycled eyeglass frames. Here's what she discovered.... A few weeks ago, I went to LensCrafters with my mom to…