On May 25, UMass became the first major public university to divest from fossil fuels. The decision came after a 4 year campaign culminating in a week-long sit-in which saw 34 student arrests for nonviolent civil disobedience. It is a major victory for the student activists, the school, and the planet.
Harn Soper, a Green America colleague and industry advisor to Green America’s Non-GMO Working Group, recently wrote for Green Money on the economics of organic agriculture. He shares his breadth of knowledge as founder of Sustainable Farm Partners, LLP (SFP).
Green Business Network Leader Clif Bar makes sustainability their imperative when meeting the consumer demand for organics and the company’s own mission to create a just food system. Since 2003, they have used 637 million pounds of organic ingredients and reached 73% organic ingredients. Transitioning to organic without raising product prices has required strategic moves in shaping their supply chain.
Mountain Rose Herbs, Green Business Network Leader, continues to expand their social and environmental impact through the years. Their fierce commitment to organics and Fair Trade shines brightly with their new, revolutionary Fair for Life project.
Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film Time to Choose.
The Obama administration unveiled a new rule that will make millions more American workers eligible for overtime pay. (more…)