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WEBINAR 4/17: Clean Energy Victory Bonds

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WEBINAR 4/17: Clean Energy Victory Bonds

Join us Thursday, April 17th to learn all about the ways in which Clean Energy Victory Bonds will fund a greener economy and a healthier planet.

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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. This sentiment motivated Green America to develop the Clean Energy Victory Bonds. Recently introduced in Congress, these Bonds will allow Americans to invest in a greener future, and a healthier economy.

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What the Starbucks?

Thu Mar 20, 2014

What the Starbucks?

Starbucks is a company uniquely posed to trigger world-wide supply chain shifts. That's why Green America's GMO Inside campaign is calling on Starbucks to switch to serving all-organic dairy products.Click here to help us take action.

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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! Find out how to exhibit at the ultimate marketplace.

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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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Support EPA's New Carbon Caps

Wed Feb 19, 2014

Support EPA's New Carbon Caps

We need your help to fight carbon pollution! Sign on to this Business Leaders' Letter to support the EPA's efforts to limit carbon pollution from future power plants.

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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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Support Toxic Chemical Control!

Tue Dec 17, 2013

Support Toxic Chemical Control!

Please add your name to the business leaders’ statement for strong chemical reform today!

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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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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 »

Faces of the Green Pages: Atayne

Wed Nov 20, 2013

Faces of the Green Pages: Atayne

As a finalist in the "ethical apparel" category of Green America's People & Planet Award, activewear retailer Atayne impressed voters with a strong commitment to responsible sourcing, recycled fabrics, and made-in-the-USA manufacturing. Read more »

Honest Tea Releases 4th Annual Mission Report

Wed Nov 20, 2013

Honest Tea Releases 4th Annual Mission Report

The 4th annual Honest Tea Mission Report is out, showcasing several new initiatives taken by the nation's leading organic bottled tea company, including a recycling campaign that kept 70,000 containers out of landfills. Read more »

Back to the Roots Featured in Martha Stewart's Top Ten American Made Products

Wed Nov 20, 2013

Back to the Roots Featured in Martha Stewart's Top Ten American Made Products

Martha Stewart named her Top 10 American Made products for the holiday season, and selected Back to the Roots' Mushroom Kit and AquaFarm as one of her featured choices. Read more »

The Business Case For Regulating Power Plants

Wed Nov 20, 2013

The Business Case For Regulating Power Plants

The EPA has been on a national listening tour to gain feedback about regulating emissions from existing power plants. Todd Larsen, Green America's Corporate Responsibility Director, spoke out to the EPA in favor. Here's the business case for regulation. 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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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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One More Year of Recovery, Two Hundred New Billionaires

Wed Nov 20, 2013

One More Year of Recovery, Two Hundred New Billionaires

While millions of Americans with unemployment and reduced access to food stamps, one slice of the 1% is going gangbusters: billionaires.

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These 4 Corporations Spent Millions To Block GMO Labeling

Wed Nov 20, 2013

These 4 Corporations Spent Millions To Block GMO Labeling

With millions spent by corporations to defeat it, the I-522 campaign in Washington State to label GMOs fell short of the needed votes. Find out which companies spent the most to block your right to know.

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Renewal Funds Recognized For Social Investing Leadership in Canada

Wed Nov 20, 2013

Renewal Funds Recognized For Social Investing Leadership in Canada

Renewal Funds, one of Canada’s leading social venture capital firms, has been selected as an ImpactAssets 50 (IA50) Manager for 2013. CEO Paul Richardson has also been honored as one of Canada’s Clean50 Award recipients.

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U.N. Climate Panel Calls For Limit on Global Emissions

Wed Oct 16, 2013

U.N. Climate Panel Calls For Limit on Global Emissions

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report with grim news for the planet’s future at current emissions levels. Read more »

Gap and Old Navy Make Toddler “Jeggings” Through Sweatshop Labor

Wed Oct 16, 2013

Gap and Old Navy Make Toddler “Jeggings” Through Sweatshop Labor

Gap and Old Navy claim their “corporate monitors” audit working conditions. So how'd they miss 3,750 workers in Bangladesh clocking in over 100 hours a week at poverty level wages?

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Walmart Bans Ten Chemical Toxins

Wed Oct 16, 2013

Walmart Bans Ten Chemical Toxins

In a big victory for green consumers and the Mind the Store Campaign, Walmart announced they will ban ten chemical toxins from their stores.

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GMOs: Engineering More Information for Consumers

Wed Oct 16, 2013

GMOs: Engineering More Information for Consumers

In 64 other countries, you can already find out whether what you're eating contains genetically modified ingredients. What is the U.S. food industry hiding about GMOs? Read more »

Chipotle Considers Beef from Antibiotic-Treated Cattle

Thu Sep 19, 2013

Chipotle Considers Beef from Antibiotic-Treated Cattle

Chipotle is considering changing its standards for beef to allow some meat from cattle treated with antibiotics into their food supply. The fast casual restaurant chain is known for the “naturally-raised” focus of its Food With Integrity program.

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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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