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VICTORY: Army Corps Denies Permit for DAPL Construction at Standing Rock. What Happens Now?

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The Standing Rock water protectors and allies, including Green America, are celebrating a major victory: The Army Corps of Engineers has denied approval for the final permit that would have allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross under North Dakota’s Lake Oahe, into the traditional territory of the Standing Rock Sioux. Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil […]

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Your Black Friday Survival Guide

Americans are looking to spend almost a grand each on gifts this season. According to a poll from the National Retail Federation, people are loosening their wallets this year to the tune of $935.58 each, a number so high it is second only to last year’s spending expectations. The survey says November is the biggest month to start shopping, and people say they’re most likely to shop in department stores, discount stores, and online. Black Friday, of course, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and it seems like every year it gets bigger with more sales, longer lines, and sometimes even starting on Thanksgiving Day. We have a few tips for you on how to survive this year’s Black Friday, without getting up early or fighting the crowds at the mall. Don’t go shopping. If you’re celebrating Christmas as your major gift-giving event, you still have 30 days from the Friday after Thanksgiving until the holiday. Hanukah celebrators have 29 days in between Friday and the first night of celebration. Solstice: 26 days. New Year’s Eve: 36. Basically, you have plenty of time to get what you need without contributing to the consumerist culture at its worst, Black Friday. Do go for a walk. Whether it’s around the block or up a mountain, enjoy nature instead of spending time in traffic or at the mall. The REI Co-op took up this cause with their #OptOutside movement […]

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Big Progress on Fracking 2016

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Thanks to the support of millions of Americans, Green America and dozens of allies made big progress on fracking and methane emissions this year.  Fracking has grown rapidly across the US in recent years, and as the US has ramped up oil and natural gas drilling nationally, we’ve seen a huge rise in methane leaks. In fact, methane emissions increased […]

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Going Forward: How We Can Build the Green Economy

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All over the United States, people are deeply concerned about what a Trump administration could mean for themselves, their families, and their communities, as well as the environment and vulnerable people worldwide. The news since the election gives cause for alarm.  President-elect Trump is planning to fill his cabinet with climate deniers, allies of big business, and anti-immigrant and anti-civil […]

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Your Green Holiday Checklist

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By Beth Porter, Better Paper Project Director It’s no secret that the “most wonderful time of the year” leaves behind massive piles of trash. Waste1 in the U.S. increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – that’s an additional 1 million tons of waste heading to our already overflowing landfills each week. Green America will help you enjoy […]

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Now’s the Time to Come Together

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I think we can all agree that this was the most wrenching campaign of modern times. When it comes to the core issues that you and I work on together through Green America, I think it is fair to say that many of President-elect Trump’s promises on the campaign trail were in direct opposition to creating a green economy.  Most […]

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Protest on the National Mall to Tell Smithsonian to use Recycled Paper

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Green America Calls On Magazine to Spare Tens of Thousands of Trees a Year by Switching to Recycled Paper; Seed-Paper Fliers to Be Distributed During Mall Action. WASHINGTON, DC – October 25, 2016 – Green America rallied today on the National Mall to raise awareness of its “Practice What You Print” campaign. The organization is calling on Smithsonian to move […]

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