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Volvo Shakes Up the Auto Industry with Commitment to Only Plug-In, Hybrid, and Electric Cars by 2019

July 17, 2017
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Volvo made an announcement this month that is sure to shake up the auto industry. Starting in 2019, all new Volvos will be either plug-in, hybrid or electric. In the same week, France announced that it will phase out all fossil fuel- powered cars by 2040. The Volkswagen emissions scandal has added to pressure for European auto…

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Take Action: Don’t Let Multinationals Attack Our Laws

June 27, 2017
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This is a key moment when business leaders like you can make a major difference. The Trump administration is currently deciding what its trade agenda will look like. Unfortunately, it’s shaping up to be more big wins for multinational corporations at the expense of small businesses, working people, and our planet. Trump’s draft plan for…

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Shareholders Push Exxon to Consider Climate Change

June 27, 2017
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For years, shareholders at Exxon Mobil have been pressuring its executives to consider the business impacts of climate change. At the May 2017 shareholder meeting, this tide of concern reached a historic peak. 62 percent of shareholders are concerned with the company’s future in a world with regulated carbon emissions and a corresponding decline in…

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Amazon To Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

June 22, 2017
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On June 16, Amazon.com Inc. announced it would pay a little under $14 billion to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. The move is sure to re-invent the grocery store business model while also ramping up Amazon’s brick and mortar retail presence.Whole Foods, known for its organic products, has seen a drop in sales ever since competing grocers started offering…

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Congratulations to People and Planet Award Winners, Spring 2017

June 15, 2017
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Congratulations to our Spring 2017 winners of Green America‘s People and Planet Award. This competitive award examined leading businesses that build green gardens in and for their communities. Winners receive a $5,000 prize to help support their mission. In light of the recent decision around the Paris Climate Agreement, green gardening is more important than ever.…

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Green America Denounces Trump Administration’s Rejection of Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017
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Green America vehemently denounced the decision by President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. “This move is exactly the wrong direction for our nation and world,” said Fran Teplitz, Green America’s executive co-director. “There is tremendous urgency – for the sake of our communities, human health, the environment, and the…

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Join Us for the People’s Climate March

April 17, 2017
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On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration (Saturday, April 29), join your fellow Green Americans in Washington D.C. (or in your city) for the People’s Climate March. We will show the world and our leaders our vision for a clean energy future and our resistance to attacks on people, communities and our planet. We’re…

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Stop Trump’s Cruel Budget

March 20, 2017
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President Trump released his proposed budget, and his blueprint for America is shocking. The short version is that this is a budget of cruelty and harm to people and the planet. The budget contains extreme cuts for programs that benefit the environment, poor people, children, the elderly, people of color, and everyday Americans. The winners—the rich…

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Nominate a Green Gardening Business for Green America’s People & Planet Award

March 16, 2017
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Green America’s People and Planet Award returns with a contest for businesses that help you go green with your gardening this spring. We need your help to find worthy businesses to consider; each winner will receive a $5,000 prize to support their business’s green mission. By April 3, please nominate your favorite green gardening business to…

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RSF Social Finance Launches Integrated Capital Fellowship

March 15, 2017
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RSF Social Finance, a Green Business Network member since 1999, just announced the launch of their new Integrated Capital Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to educate, support and connect financial activists. Money can be a powerful tool for social change. The focus of this Fellowship is to support the growing field of operatives who know how…

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