About Green America

about_quote_seth_goldmanOur mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

We work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come.

In all of our work, “green” means social and economic justice, community and environmental health. For us, it really is about both people and the planet.

Green America’s work combines four powerful strategies:

  • Empowering individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability;

  • Demanding an end to corporate irresponsibility through collective economic action;

  • Promoting green and fair trade business principles while building the market for businesses adhering to these principles;

  • Building sustainable communities in the US and abroad.

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009.)
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About the Green America Board of Directors

Green America has a democratically elected board of directors representing our various stakeholders – our individual members, our business members that are part of the Green Business Network®, and Green America’s worker members.

Current Board Members

Bernard Brennan Behavioral Ecologist, Individual Member Representative, Board President
Dana Christianson Green America Worker Member Representative
Nikki Daruwala American Rights at Work, Individual Member Representative
Paul Freundlich Founder, Ex Officio
Alisa Gravitz Executive Director
Denise Hamler Green America Worker Member Representative
Eric Henry TS Designs, Green Business Network Representative, Board Vice President
Diane Keefe Pax World Fund, Ex Officio
Andrew Korfhage Green America Worker Member Representative
Krista Kurth Green America Worker Member Representative
Deborah Momsen-Hudson Self Help Credit Union, Green Business Network Representative