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Tell Apple: Stop Poisoning Workers

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Tell Apple: Stop Poisoning Workers

Since Green America called on Apple to end smartphone sweatshops last month, over 700,000 have watched Who Pays the Price and discovered the human cost of electronics. Join over 16,000 people who have taken action to tell Apple to protect workers. 

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Call On Congress to Boost Wind Energy

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Call On Congress to Boost Wind Energy

Though the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy expired at the end of 2013, members of Congress are working to bring it back. Tell your reps to revive the PTC»

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Still No Justice for Financial Crimes

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Still No Justice for Financial Crimes

The Department of Justice and FBI have failed to prioritize prosecuting the architects of mortgage fraud, a leading cause of the 2008 financial collapse. Tell the DOJ to get their priorities straight and take action against economic criminals.

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What the Starbucks? Campaign Update

Thu Apr 24, 2014

What the Starbucks? Campaign Update

In the first three weeks of Green America's work to call on Starbucks to switch to organic milk, over 16,000 consumers have taken action. Read more »

Faces of the Green Pages: Sunbeam Candles

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Faces of the Green Pages: Sunbeam Candles

Sunbeam Candles lives up to its name. When you light one of Sunbeam's beeswax, soywax, or aromatherapy candles, you're actually bringing a little bit of sunlight inside. That's because all of the company's candles are made at their solar-powered facility in Ithaca, NY. Read the interview »

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Clean Energy Victory Bonds Introduced in Congress

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Clean Energy Victory Bonds Introduced in Congress

We all benefit when we rally together to invest in our future. Green America has worked together with Congress to introduce Clean Energy Victory Bonds. Learn how CEVBs will allow Americans to invest in a greener future, and a healthier economy.

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Tell Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Tell Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops

What's the human cost of electronics? Join us in calling on Apple to put an end to using highly dangerous chemicals to manufacture its smartphones and other consumer electronics in Chinese factories. Read more »

People & Planet Award Winners: Green and Healthy Homes

Wed Mar 19, 2014

People & Planet Award Winners: Green and Healthy Homes

Congratulations to this winter's three winners of our People & Planet Awards! This season of $5,000 awards celebrated businesses committed to green and healthy homes.

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Join Us At NYC Green Festival, Apr. 26-27

Thu Mar 06, 2014

Join Us At NYC Green Festival, Apr. 26-27

Join us for America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. Green Festival returns to NYC this Apr. 26-27 at a NEW location - Pier 94! View the event guide.

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NYC Green Festival Seminar: Building a Better World Through Business

Thu Feb 27, 2014

NYC Green Festival Seminar: Building a Better World Through Business

Join green business expert Shel Horowitz at the NYC Green Festival! Get marketing expertise on how to reach three kinds of consumers and effectively share the ways your business is creating a better world. Learn how business can help alleviate hunger, poverty, war, and catastrophic climate change, and move us all towards a sustainable, healthy planet.

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Victory: No More GMOs in Cheerios

Wed Jan 15, 2014

Victory: No More GMOs in Cheerios

Green America's first victory of 2014: After a year of pressure from our GMO Inside Campaign, General Mills has dropped GMOs from original Cheerios!

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Start 2014 With a New Plan: Green Your Retirement and Save Before Dec. 31

Wed Oct 16, 2013

Start 2014 With a New Plan: Green Your Retirement and Save Before Dec. 31

Don’t wake up January 1 without making this vital change. Save big when you move your money to a plan that supports your values before Dec. 31 and pay no fees to setup or convert your current plan.

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Climate Riders Bike From NYC to DC For a Sustainable Future

Wed Oct 16, 2013

Climate Riders Bike From NYC to DC For a Sustainable Future

Congratulations to all our Climate Riders, including Green America’s Chief Business Officer Russ Gaskin (left). He made the epic voyage this fall with over 200 fellow cyclists to raise funds for more than 60 environmental and active transportation organizations working in the areas of sustainability, renewable energy, climate, public health, and bicycle advocacy.

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Do Your Investments Fund Weapons Manufacturers? How to Move Your Money

Wed Oct 16, 2013

Do Your Investments Fund Weapons Manufacturers? How to Move Your Money

The Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC. was the latest tragedy in an ongoing trend of gun violence in workplaces and schools. After each high-profile gun-related atrocity in our country, many begin to look for solutions to the problem of firearm-violence. One small but meaningful step each of us can take is to refuse to invest in companies that profit from the manufacture of weaponry.

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Green America Policy Highlights: Energy, Food, and Finance

Wed Oct 16, 2013

Green America Policy Highlights: Energy, Food, and Finance

Learn how Green America is advancing key public policies in the areas of energy, food, and finance that profoundly affect the well-being of people and the planet.

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The Big Green Opportunity for Small Business

Wed Jun 19, 2013

The Big Green Opportunity for Small Business

Sales for green products and services increased over the course of the economic downturn, according to a survey of small businesses in our groundbreaking new report The Big Green Opportunity.

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April Member News

Thu Apr 24, 2014

April Member News

What’s new with our members? Learn about The Calvert Foundation’s $20 million Women Investing in Women Initiative, an interactive blog called Recycled Paper Matters, Green Century, T.S. Designs, and more!

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Maryland Businesses Stand Against Cove Point Fracking

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Maryland Businesses Stand Against Cove Point Fracking

Green Business Network and Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council members are speaking out against the highly controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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March Member News

Thu Mar 20, 2014

March Member News

A tribute to Horst Rechelbacher of Aveda. Plus: What are our members up to lately to drive change and innovation? News from Naturepedic, My Conscience My Choice, Eileen Fisher, Alter Eco, and Portfolio 21. Read more »

SRI Member News: Domini Outperforms, Green Century Divests

Wed Mar 19, 2014

SRI Member News: Domini Outperforms, Green Century Divests

Exciting recent announcements from GBN members Domini Equity Funds and Green Century Funds, two big players in the SRI/ESG field. Find out how well Domini compared to the S&P 500, and what led Green Century to go fossil free.

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This Timeline Shows Four Decades of Socially Responsible Investing Growth

Wed Mar 19, 2014

This Timeline Shows Four Decades of Socially Responsible Investing Growth

The SRI Conference celebrates 25 years this November 9th-11th. Take a look at this impressive timeline from the SRI Conference team, which shares four decades of socially responsible investing history. Read more »

Credible Green Marketing Claims: Guide to FTC Green Guides

Wed Sep 18, 2013

Credible Green Marketing Claims: Guide to FTC Green Guides

This new expert report will help businesses understand what they need to know about the new FTC Green Guides, the standards to avoid “greenwashing” marketing claims.

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Mission in a Bottle: Honest Tea's Story as Graphic Novel

Wed Sep 04, 2013

Mission in a Bottle: Honest Tea's Story as Graphic Novel

Honest Tea's co-founders share how they built their mission-driven business in the innovative new book Mission in a Bottle, which tells their entrepreneurial story in a vivid comic book format.

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Harvard First U.S. College to Support U.N. Responsible Investing Principles

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Harvard First U.S. College to Support U.N. Responsible Investing Principles

Harvard University has over $32 billion in its endowment- that’s why it’s huge news that the University has become America’s first university to sign onto UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Read more »

Shareholder Victory: Exxon Mobil Will Report on Fracking Risks

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Shareholder Victory: Exxon Mobil Will Report on Fracking Risks

Thanks to shareholder pressure, Exxon Mobil has agreed to begin sharing more data about the risks associated with their fracking practices. Read more »

Farm Bill Opens the Door to Industrial Hemp

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Farm Bill Opens the Door to Industrial Hemp

This past February, the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama. With a provision easing aged restrictions on growing and researching hemp, industrial hemp farming seems to be, at last, in America’s future. Read more »

10 Cool and Inspiring Reads for Green Business Lovers

Thu Apr 03, 2014

10 Cool and Inspiring Reads for Green Business Lovers

Take a look at ten hot topics in the green business world that range from sustainable competitive advantage strategies to algae powered street lamps! Read more »

Shareholders: 417 Ways to Vote For Social and Environmental Progress

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Shareholders: 417 Ways to Vote For Social and Environmental Progress

Responsible shareholders are breaking records this year. If you own stock, take a look at Green America's list of top resolutions to watch and our recommendations. Read more »

Two Inspiring Models for Social Enterprise

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Two Inspiring Models for Social Enterprise

Discover two models for social enterprise that are creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs to serve urban communities. Read more »

Two More Grocery Chains Say No to Frankenfish

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Two More Grocery Chains Say No to Frankenfish

When the FDA called for comment last year on genetically engineered salmon, over one million letters poured in to oppose "AquAdvantage" frankenfish. But Safeway and Kroger aren't waiting on the FDA.

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Walmart's Workers Call on New $10 Million CEO to Make Change For Low Wage Workers

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Walmart's Workers Call on New $10 Million CEO to Make Change For Low Wage Workers

Will Walmart's new CEO make real change for struggling, underpaid workers? Doug McMillon is making $10 million a year running the nation's biggest employer. Hear what organized workers have to say to their new corporate leader, and stand together with them. Read more »

Marketing Insights: Save on Consumer Research from Natural Marketing Institute

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Marketing Insights: Save on Consumer Research from Natural Marketing Institute

Did you know that 63% of consumers aren't sure if products labeled organic are actually organic? Get more vital insights like these to understand the advantages and challenges around marketing green products and services. Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) is offering 25% through March on their consumer research reports.

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Shareholders Persuade CVS to Quit Smoking

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Shareholders Persuade CVS to Quit Smoking

Over twenty years of work by responsible investors to eliminate tobacco sales in pharmacy retail have paid off. CVS announced that cigarettes and other tobacco products will come off the shelves by October 1 of this year.

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