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Clean Trillion and Clean Energy Victory Bonds: Joint Webinar with CERES

Thu Jun 12, 2014

Learn about the ways in which Clean Energy Victory Bonds and Ceres' "Clean Trillion" goals will fund a greener economy and a healthier planet.

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Webinar: GMOs - The Inside Story for Businesses 5/28

Wed May 21, 2014

Webinar: GMOs - The Inside Story for Businesses 5/28

Join us Wednesday, May 28th, to learn everything you and your business needs to know about GMOs. Register Today »

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Which Mega-Banks Have Been Fined Millions for Bad Practices?

Thu May 15, 2014

Which Mega-Banks Have Been Fined Millions for Bad Practices?

Make that billions. Find out which mega-banks have paid out the most for the damage they’ve caused to people and the economy.

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Tell Similac, Enfamil, & Gerber: Get GMOs Out of Infant Formula!

Thu May 15, 2014

Tell Similac, Enfamil, & Gerber: Get GMOs Out of Infant Formula!

These companies have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to prevent parents from finding out whether or not their baby food has GMOs. Tell them to stop turning babies into lab rats.

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Join us at DC Green Festival, May 31-June 1

Thu May 15, 2014

Join us at DC Green Festival, May 31-June 1

Green Festival celebrates its 10th year in Washington, D.C.! Join us at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, May 31-June 1.

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Smartphone Sweatshops: Who Pays the Price?

Thu May 15, 2014

Smartphone Sweatshops: Who Pays the Price?

Help us hit 1,000,000 views: Watch Who Pays the Price and discover the true human costs of the electronics businesses and consumers rely on. Read more »

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.

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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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Historic Milestone in Fair Trade Certified Coffee Imports

Wed May 14, 2014

Historic Milestone in Fair Trade Certified Coffee Imports

One billion pounds of fair trade certified coffee!?

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Introductory Course on Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Wed May 14, 2014

Introductory Course on Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Interested in learning more about sustainable, socially responsible investing? Check out this intro course from the US SIF!

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How Dal LaManga Empowers Employees at IceStone

Wed May 14, 2014

How Dal LaManga Empowers Employees at IceStone

Dal LaManga’s career of success, even in the face of the 2008 financial crisis and Hurricane Sandy, teaches valuable lessons about what it takes to be a good manager.

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Sustainable Brands ’14 San Diego Conference

Wed May 14, 2014

Sustainable Brands ’14 San Diego Conference

Sustainable Brands invites you to join their San Diego conference, which will take place from June 2nd-5th. Learn more!

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EthicMark Awards Available for Ad Campaigns Representing SRI

Wed May 14, 2014

EthicMark Awards Available for Ad Campaigns Representing SRI

Have you seen an uplifting ad regarding social responsibility recently? Nominate it for an EthicMark Award!

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New Resource Available: Sustainability Q&A Videos

Wed May 14, 2014

New Resource Available: Sustainability Q&A Videos

Gareth Kane, founder of Terra Infirma and a leading sustainability consultant, invites you to join him for insights into greening your business.

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BALLE Conference Update

Wed May 14, 2014

BALLE Conference Update

Learn more about the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies's 12th annual conference, taking place this June in Oakland, CA.

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Get Involved with Hemp Lobby Day, May 29

Wed May 14, 2014

Get Involved with Hemp Lobby Day, May 29

Join the Hemp Industries Association's Lobby Day event to support industrial hemp- a product which stands to provide endless economic and envrionmental benefits.

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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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Climate Report from Obama Administration Reveals Severity of Climate Change

Wed May 14, 2014

Climate Report from Obama Administration Reveals Severity of Climate Change

After years of work, over 200 scientists have compiled America’s third National Climate Assessment, which illustrates the severe, bleak consequences of climate change.

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Updates on GMO Dangers, Rising Organic Food Demand

Wed May 14, 2014

Updates on GMO Dangers, Rising Organic Food Demand

Sales of organic food have been dramatically skyrocketing over the last decade. Meanwhile, recent studies are granting deeper insights into the potential risks of GMOS.

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The Healthy Beverage Expo

Wed May 14, 2014

The Healthy Beverage Expo

Are you a producer or consumer of healthy beverages? Learn more about this vibrant industry at the Healthy Beverage Expo! Read more »

Unilever Expands Sustainable Living Ambition

Wed May 14, 2014

Unilever Expands Sustainable Living Ambition

Unilever has been achieving admirable progress with its Sustainable Living Plan, which is centered on enhancing livelihoods and reducing environmental impact.

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Kickstarter Project Seeks to Identify How Small Town Entrepreneurs Succeed

Wed May 14, 2014

Kickstarter Project Seeks to Identify How Small Town Entrepreneurs Succeed

A new Kickstarter project will tour the country on bike to discover how entrepreneurs can succeed in America’s small towns.

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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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