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 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!
Eric Henry, president of T.S. Designs and Green Business Network member, was featured in The Washington Post for his business experience with past North Carolina tax cuts and the implications of the looming tax bill in Congress. T.S. Designs produces responsible textiles from local suppliers to strengthen the regional economy. Their entire supply chain is transparent, and each shirt purchased can be tracked. (more…)
Offbeat Press, a certified member of the Green Business Network, has partnered with Day by Day Warming Shelter to sponsor Hoodies for the Homeless, a fundraising partnership that offers community businesses, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to support Day by Day between now and the end of December.
Offbeat Press is a socially and environmentally-conscious screen-printing and creative design shop based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Established in 2008, Offbeat started in an abandoned building that was previously a tram station. By 2015, they had more than doubled their capacity, printing equipment, and capabilities. Offbeat specializes in quality printing and products, including water-based printing, and has earned Green America’s Gold-Level Green Business Certification.
Day by Day is a community emergency night shelter for adult men and women who have no other sheltering options in Oshkosh. They provide guests with a warm evening meal, a place to sleep, a breakfast, and other additional essentials.
To participate in Hoodies for the Homeless, clients only need to place an order for custom-printed hooded sweatshirts or zip hooded sweatshirts, or purchase a Support Community hoodie by December 31. To find out more and place your order, visit offbeatpress.com/hoodies-for-the-homeless.