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2014-09-11 12:22:08

$5,000 Prize Awarded to Three Companies in California, Minnesota and Rhode Island WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three small business winners were announced today for Green America's quarterly "People & Planet Award," which recognizes innovative small U.S. businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. This round of the awards focused on small green businesses that specialize in products or services for...

2014-08-14 08:23:56

Apple responds to over 23,000 comments from concerned consumers. More needs to be done to protect workers. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green America announced today that it is pleased with Apple's August 13 announcement that it is taking first steps to protect the workers who make their products from dangerous chemical exposures. Apple announced that it is banning the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its products. Green America...

2014-07-17 12:26:08

Use of Recycled Fiber in Top Magazine is a Game-Changer for the Publishing Industry WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step forward for the use of recycled paper in the magazine industry, the National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. The shift clearly demonstrates the viability of using recycled paper for high...

2014-07-10 08:32:27

Study Reveals Global Electronic Giant's Human Rights Violations; Green America Campaign Follows "Bad Apple" Push to End Poisoning of Chinese Factory Workers. WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global electronics giant Samsung should immediately cease child labor abuses at its cell phone supplier factory in China, according to the nonprofit Green America, which urged concerned consumers to take action by signing a petition at www.greenamerica.org/samsung/. The Green America...

2014-06-10 12:23:18

Groups Say Workers Could Be Exposed To More Than Three Times The Amount Of Chemicals Of US Workers. Consumers Take Action With New Mock "App;" 20,000 Have So Far Signed Petition Urging Action by Apple. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-04-08 16:21:10

Updating WWII "War Bond" Model to Spark Job Creation, Energy Security, Clean Energy, and Increased Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clean energy boosters on Capitol Hill are borrowing a page from World War II "war bonds" by introducing today a new bill - the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014. Available in denominations starting as low as $25, this proposed new U.S. Treasury bond will enable Americans to invest in the nation's clean energy future....

2014-03-04 12:27:26

Starbucks Urged to Serve Only Organic Milk and Stop Serving Milk From Cows Fed GMOs; GMO Inside Launches New Push Fresh Off Success with Getting GMOs out of Cheerios. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-02-11 12:22:02

Chase and Citi Cards Get "F" for Investing in Coal-Fired Power and Mining, BofA and Wells Fargo Get D- and D+; Cards from Smaller Banks Get A+ for Shunning Coal and Focusing on Bettering Communities WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerned consumers who do not want to do business with banks that support coal-fired power plants and coal mining should take the opportunity of Valentine's Day to break up with their mega-bank and switch to credit cards from smaller, community...

2014-01-16 12:24:35

Post Foods informs GMO Inside that Grape-Nuts Original will be Non-GMO Project Verified and will be available starting in January 2014 WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GMO Inside, a national consumer campaign of Green America that educates consumers about GMOs, has learned from Post Foods that the company is rolling out Non-GMO Verified Grape-Nuts in January 2014. The company wrote the following in response to a request from GMO Inside: "We have an exciting...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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