By: Margot Conover, Fairtrade America and Beth Porter, Green America
Approaching sustainability holistically requires constant improvement. Companies must embed progressive environmental and social values at all levels of a business. Sustainability leaders like Patagonia, Equal Exchange, and Ben & Jerry’s have all made strong commitments and they are also the first to admit they have a long way to go. (more…)
It was the Christmas season of 2010 when Sylvia Walker tested out homemade skin care products by gifting them to family and friends. What they didn’t know, was that they were her own creation. (more…)
In 2008, Meera Viswanathan decided to make a change in her life and in the lives of others. After seven years as a CPA, she went back to her roots to empower women artisans in her home country of India. (more…)
One Earth Film Festival—the Midwest’s premier environmental film fest—returns March 2-11 in Chicago.
Featuring 30 films at 50 locations throughout Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs, the festival offers people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to engage in this year’s theme—“This Is the Moment.” The theme encourages participants to use this moment to learn, find your voice, collaborate, and take action.
Green America will be there!
Anna Meyer, Green America’s Food Campaigns Director, will be featured on the Q&A panel after the film Wasted—a documentary about food waste—to discuss solutions and opportunities for action.
Space is limited so get your tickets today (admission $7).
Sunday, March 4th, 3-5:30pm
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph Street, Chicago
Prior to the showing of Wasted, from 1:30-2:45pm, we’ll also be hosting a casual gathering of Green America friends and members at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery. PLEASE RSVP to Kathy Harget ([email protected]; 202-872-5330) if you plan to attend!
We hope you can join us on Sunday, March 4th—and every day of the One Earth Film Festival—for beautiful, award-winning documentary films, rich discussions with trained facilitators and expert panelists, and one-on-one access to partners from your community who can connect you to local and meaningful action.
See you in Chicagoland!
An increasing number of both institutional and individual investors are aligning their investment dollars with their values. Whether you use the term “SRI (Socially Responsible Investing),” “impact investing,” “green investing,” or “ESG (Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance) investing” — this approach to investing totaled $8.72 trillion in assets under professional management in the United States alone as of 2016 according to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing. Socially responsible investing strategies continue to evolve to reflect new concerns and heightened values that investors seek to integrate with their investment decisions. (more…)
Green America’s “People & Planet Award” recognized three small businesses for their dedication to creating a green economy. (more…)