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Green America is United States' leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems. Green America's green economy programs encourage corporate responsibility, tackle climate change, build fair trading systems, advance healthy, local communities, and provide green purchasing and investing information for families and businesses. To receive Green America's popular publications, including the Green American and the National Green Pages™, participate in Green Festivals, or to get its free e-newsletter, providing the latest green news, green discounts, and opportunities to take action for a green economy, visit http://www.GreenAmerica.org, email info@GreenAmericaToday.org, or call at 800-58-GREEN.

Three Green Small Business Win National "People & Planet" Award After Being Nominated by Community Development Lenders Image

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06-16-14

Three Green Small Business Win National "People & Planet" Award After Being Nominated by Community Development Lenders

Three green small business winners were announced today for Green America’s quarterly “People & Planet Award,” which recognizes innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. Each of three winners ...

80 Organizations Call on Apple's Lisa Jackson to Stop Off-shoring Worker Health and Safety Risks Image

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06-10-14

80 Organizations Call on Apple's Lisa Jackson to Stop Off-shoring Worker Health and Safety Risks

Amidst mounting consumer pressure on Apple to address worker safety in its supplier factories, 80 environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals from 27 countries sent a letter today to Apple Vice President of Environment...

Green America Supports the Direction of EPA's New Carbon Standard for Existing Power Plants; Calls for Tougher Stance on Cap & Trade Image

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06-02-14

Green America Supports the Direction of EPA's New Carbon Standard for Existing Power Plants; Calls for Tougher Stance on Cap & Trade

Green America  supports today’s announcement by the EPA that it plans to cut carbon emissions from existing coal fired power plants by 30% by 2030 from 2005 levels. The announcement follows an earlier EPA proposal from September, 2013, aimed at reducing emissions from proposed power plants, which...

"We Are What They Eat": DC Demonstration Urges Starbucks to Provide Organic Milk from Cows Not Fed GMOs Image

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05-29-14

"We Are What They Eat": DC Demonstration Urges Starbucks to Provide Organic Milk from Cows Not Fed GMOs

Today Starbucks customers and activists came out to participate in a demonstration calling on the company to stop sourcing milk from cows fed genetically modified crops. GMO Inside, a campaign led by Green America, a national consumer advocacy group, held this demonstration at the Gallery Place, ...

Maryland Business Groups Urge Gov O'Malley to Veto Anti-Wind Bill Image

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05-13-14

Maryland Business Groups Urge Gov O'Malley to Veto Anti-Wind Bill

Three organizations with hundreds of business members across Maryland—the American Sustainable Business Council, the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council and Green America—are urging Governor O’Malley to veto H.B. 1168, “the anti-wind bill.” The bill calls for a 15-month moratorium on wind pow...

Green America Encourages Justice Department to Bring Criminal Charges Against Credit Suisse Group AG and BNP Paribas SA, and then Prosecute US-Based Banks for Mortgage Fraud Image

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05-06-14

Green America Encourages Justice Department to Bring Criminal Charges Against Credit Suisse Group AG and BNP Paribas SA, and then Prosecute US-Based Banks for Mortgage Fraud

In a letter sent today to US Attorney General Eric Holder, Green America, a national nonprofit organization working to create a green economy, encouraged the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute Credit Suisse for helping American citizens avoid taxes and BNP Paribas for violations of sanct...

Are You Listening Tim Cook? Major Protest at Apple’s Flagship Manhattan "Cube" Store Calls on Apple to Stop Poisoning Chinese Workers Image

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04-25-14

Are You Listening Tim Cook? Major Protest at Apple’s Flagship Manhattan "Cube" Store Calls on Apple to Stop Poisoning Chinese Workers

Today a significant number gathered to participate in a demonstration calling on Apple to stop the poisoning of workers who make iPhones and other Apple products.  The two groups organizing the protest -- Green America and China Labor Watch (CLW) – held this demonstration at the Apple Store on 5

Healthy Home Winners Announced in "People & Planet" Green Small Business Contest Image

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03-24-14

Healthy Home Winners Announced in "People & Planet" Green Small Business Contest

Three winners were announced today for Green America’s quarterly “People & Planet Award,” which recognizes innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. Each of three winners will receive $5,000. ...

GMO Inside Announces Campaign to Get GMOs Out of Starbucks' Dairy Image

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03-04-14

GMO Inside Announces Campaign to Get GMOs Out of Starbucks' Dairy

Green America’s GMO Inside campaign today launched a major push to get Starbucks, America’s largest coffee chain with more than 20,000 stores in 62 countries, to serve only organic milk sourced from cows not fed GMOs. In early January, GMO Inside made worldwide headlines when its social media cam...

Riding Wave of Success, GMO Inside Announces Campaign to Get GMOS Out of Honey Nut Cheerios Image

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01-21-14

Riding Wave of Success, GMO Inside Announces Campaign to Get GMOS Out of Honey Nut Cheerios

Green America’s GMO Inside campaign today launched a major push to get General Mills to drop genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from Honey Nut Cheerios—the company’s and the nation’s #1 breakfast cereal. The campaign’s website (

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