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, February 18, 2010
New Airline Recycling Rankings: United and US Airways Flunk, While Delta, Virgin, and Southwest Get Best Grades, According to ResponsibleShopper.org
Which airlines are taking steps to reduce the vast amount of waste generated each year by the industry? Delta, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic and Southwest are doing the best job, according to the new report "What Goes Up Must Go Down: The Sorry State of Recycling in the Airline Industry" from Green America's consumer watchdog Web site ResponsibleShopper.org ( http://www.ResponsibleShopper.org ). The report also shows that United and US Airways are doing the worst job when it comes to recycling.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Green America Announces 2009 People's Choice Awards
Redwood City-based Care 2.com received Green America's People's Choice Award for Green Business of the Year. The award, which is given based on consumers from around the country nominating and voting for their favorite green company, was presented at the 2009 San Francisco Green Festival TM .
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Report: US Risks Falling Behind Other Nations in Financing Clean Technologies
Although significant clean-tech investments are being made in America, the United States risks losing ground to other nations -- such as China and South Korea -- that are pursuing aggressive clean-tech growth initiatives, according to a new report being released today by Green America and Clean Edge Inc.
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Thursday, August 06, 2009
ResponsibleShopper.org: Are Any Airlines Flying RIght for Responsible Consumers?
Which airlines are companies that you would feel the most comfortable giving your business to? That is the question tackled in the newly added ‘Airlines’ section of Green America’s consumer watchdog Web site, ResponsibleShopper.org ( http://www.ResponsibleShopper.org ). Looking at environmental, human rights, labor, ethics & governance, and health & safety issues, ResponsibleShopper.org ranks Southwest the best, Virgin second best. United is in last place.
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Newswire article
Monday, June 29, 2009
Green America Recognizes the House Passage of ACES as a First Step, Seeks Strengthened Bill in the Senate
Green America recognizes the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United States.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Environmentally Friendly Business on the Rise:
You can see how things have changed in American business in the following statistic: Since its founding in 1983, the Green America Green Business Network TM has expanded from 345 members to nearly 5000 members, a growth rate of about 1,350 percent. (Green America was formerly known as "Co-op America.")
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Monday, January 05, 2009
Green America Heralds Dynegy's Decision to Pull the Plug On Five Coal-Fired Power Plants as Important Anti-Coal Victory
The decision by U.S. power company Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) to pull out of planned power plant projects means that "coal-fired power is one big step closer to being mothballed once and for all," according to Green America, formerly known as "Co-op America."
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