Green America

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982 and known until January 1, 2009 as "Co-op America."  Green America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
New "GMO Inside" Campaign Denounces Corporate Disinformation Campaign that Defeated California's Prop 37
A new coalition, focused on the right to know whether or not foods are genetically engineered, today denounced the millions of dollars poured into anti-Prop 37 efforts by major corporations. The corporate campaign, financed by agribusiness, food and chemical giants such as Monsanto, Dupont, Dow, Coca Cola and Kellogg’s, was designed to misinform and deceive the public about the cost of labeling.
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Monday, December 05, 2011
Green America Joins Colleagues to Deliver Business Leaders' Letter to White House, No to Keystone XL Pipeline, Yes to Renewable Energy
Today, businesses across the nation urged the White House and State Department to conduct an honest, thorough assessment of the Keystone Pipeline. In a letter organized by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and coordinated by Green America, business owners and their supporters raised concerns about the potential economic and environmental consequences of the pipeline's construction. Representatives from 350.org and Green America, which, among others, helped gather the letter's 810 signatures, joined ASBC for its delivery to the White House.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Annual Report Card: Hershey, Trailing Behind Competitors, Gets “F” For Failing to Remove Child Labor From Its Chocolate Production
A year has gone by since non-profit groups shined a spotlight on Hershey for its use of forced, child, and trafficked labor in its chocolate products. Twelve months later, the groups are saying that no progress has been made and that Hershey chocolate is still tainted by child labor.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Experts: As Traditional Banks Fail to Meet More and More Local Needs, Community Investing Poised to Break Through to Mainstream in 2011
”Community investing” is already the unsung hero in thousands of towns and neighborhoods across America, where it quietly has added jobs, local services and support for small businesses whe re traditional lenders have been unable or unwilling to do so.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010
2010 Holiday Green Gift Guide Issued by Green America
Want to do something for your friends and family this holiday season that does more than just contribute to mindless consumerism? Where can you turn online for great last-minute gifts that are both green and affordable?
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Is There Child Slave Labor in Your Child's Halloween Candy?
Good news for parents this Halloween: It’s easier than ever to avoid buying chocolate from Hershey, the largest U.S. chocolate company. Hershey fails to ensure that child labor is not part of its chocolate. Two major reports this September called out Hershey’s failure and the prevalence of egregious child labor, forced labor and trafficking abuses in the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana where Hershey’s sources much of its cocoa.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Green America Calls on Legislators to Protect the EPA’s Authority to Enforce the Clean Air Act
In a letter sent to all members of Congress today, national nonprofit Green America asked all members of the House and Senate to oppose efforts to undermine the EPA’s authority to enforce the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions. Writing on behalf of Green America’s 140,000 individual members and 5,000 business members, Green America Executive Director Alisa Gravitz provided the following message to all members of the House and Senate.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Americans Asked To Vote For Best Green Projects In The US
The national nonprofit Green America is opening voting for its Green Grants awards. Based on hundreds of nominations of projects across the country, Green America staff selected 10 top projects that benefit people and the planet in local communities and is asking people to vote for their favorites. People can vote at http://www.greenamericatoday.org/greengrants/index_voting.cfm through July 19.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Is There a Sweatshop in Your Home? Hundreds of Events Planned Nationwide to Encourage Americans to "Fair Trade Your Home"
Is there a sweatshop in your home? For millions of Americans, the answer is an unwitting yes. Americans across the country can find out how to replace goods made in sweatshops with Fair Trade products at hundreds of events taking place across the U.S.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
10 Ways to SHIFT $300 Billion for the Planet
Green America today called on all Americans to take "The Green Economy Challenge" to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. The Green Economy Challenge asks all American households to shift 10 percent of their current spending to green purchases. American households spend approximately $3 trillion per year on expenditures that could easily be greened. If Americans directed just one tenth of these expenditures to purchasing from a green or local business, it would steer $300 billion towards more sustainable consumption.
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