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BlogNews ( ) by Anna Meyer, Food Campaigns Associate The organic sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry with over $30 billion in annual sales. Consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium price for food that is grown in a more…
clean energy, GMOs, organic
BlogNews ( ) The biotech industry is in the process of developing genetically-engineered trees, but are they worth the risks?
genetically engineered trees
BlogNews ( )    The following guest blog post is from Sandra McCardell, President, Current-C Energy Systems, Inc. Albuquerque NM. The Clean Energy Victory Bond campaign is a Green America project advocating for this new solution to climate change.…
solutions to climate change, Clean Energy Victory Bonds
BlogNews ( )  Green America and our allies are ramping up our Good Food Now campaign targeting Olive Garden. Help us make Olive Garden’s phones ring off the hook, and tell the restaurant to pay fair wages and serve Good Food Now! Here's how you can help: 1.…
fair labor, sustainable food, Darden, Olive Garden, good food, local food, vegetarian, meat
BlogNews ( ) In 1931, the world’s first latex mattress was introduced as an alternative to horsehair, kapok and cotton batting. The features were appealing.
latex mattress, natural latex mattress, natural mattress, organic mattress, allergens, allergies
BlogNews ( ) Choosing to drink from reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles can make a huge difference for the environment.
bottled water
BlogNews ( )   Green America technology director Hans Bauman (left) with two of his three children. by Hans Bauman Don’t get me wrong: I used to love a juicy steak as much as the next guy. But when my wife and I realized the impact our diets…
vegetarian diet
BlogNews ( ) Solar power is one of the best ways to combat climate change, but is usually out of reach for those with the most at stake.
solar power
BlogNews ( ) Green America staff has been meeting with Campbell’s about a transition to non-GMO and organics across their main product lines.
Campbell's soup
BlogNews ( ) By Kegan Gerard Emails: Tiny Climate Bombs Email may have done a great job improving productivity and reducing the amount of paper we waste, but those little messages can pack a carbon punch. An average email accounts for 4 grams CO2e (carbon…
clean energy, Raise the Bar, renewable energy, community investing, green living, green technology
BlogNews ( ) A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a tradable tool that represents the environmental qualities of a unit of energy.
renewable energy certificates
BlogNews ( ) The Keystone Pipeline, which would carry roughly 830,000 barrels of crude oil has been one of the polarizing issues in American politics.
Keystone pipeline
BlogNews ( ) Today, Internet retail giant Amazon announced the first steps in moving to 100% wind power for the servers that power Amazon Web Services (AWS), its hosting subsidiary. In response to activists (including tens of thousands of Green America members…
Amazon clean energy, Amazon sustainability, solutions to climate change
BlogNews ( ) I just read an important editorial by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, in which he dissects a January survey from the Pew Research Center, showing how it explodes the myth of the so-called “welfare queens,” a term popularized by President…
Charles M. Blow, predatory lending, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank, green economy
BlogNews ( ) The global chocolate industry commands more than $83 billion annually, but how much of this gets back to the farmers? Since most chocolate on US store shelves comes from West Africa, Green America has been persistently pressuring US cocoa…
fair trade chocolate, fair trade
BlogNews ( ) Two years ago, Hershey announced it would source ethically certified cocoa, free of child labor, by 2020.
child labor
BlogNews ( ) My oldest daughter a few years ago at what she calls "the Pumpkin Cart of Honesty," in which a neighbor grows pumpkins and simply sets them out on a cart with a cash box and trusts that people will pay for what they take.    My…
organic food, Vicki Robin, Don't Have a Cow, local food
BlogNews ( ) “All animals are equal,” Orwell’s pigs proclaim in the novel Animal Farm, “but some animals are more equal than others.” I've always loved this quote and the round-about ways the pigs describe their own special status. But lately while researching…
Don't Have a Cow, vegan, vegetarian
BlogNews ( ) As students start getting ready to go back to school, some of them are also getting ready to embark upon a new year of greening their campuses. Green America editorial fellow Sari Amiel discovered five inspiring examples of how students are making…

BlogNews ( ) On Monday, July 14, Citibank agreed to pay a $7 billion settlement related to sub-prime mortgage-backed securities sold to investors during the lead up to the financial crisis of 2008. The settlement results from a Justice Department…
green finance, financing, Break Up With Your Mega-Bank