Announcing: Companies for Safer Chemicals


There’s now new, positive momentum to control toxic chemicals! A group of the country’s leading consumer brands, including members of Green America’s Green Business Network, have announced the formation of a new coalition to urge Congress to modernize the nation’s out-of-date and ineffective chemical safety laws. The new coalition, Companies for Safer Chemicals, will make a business argument for strong […]

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Join The Forward on Climate Rally Feb. 17, 2013

At noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Green America is proud to be a sponsor of this action, a project of, Sierra Club, and the Hip Hop caucus. We urge all Green Americans who can make the trip to join us at this historic event — come make your voice heard! In his eloquent inaugural address, President Obama stated: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. We cannot cede to other nations the [clean energy] technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise.” Now is the time for President Obama to address the climate crisis by rejecting, once and for all, the Keystone XL dirty tar sands pipeline. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2012 was the hottest year on record in the continental United States. We should be far further ahead than we are in developing renewable energy technologies, so it is imperative that we now accelerate our shift to renewable energy. We also need to emphasize energy efficiency programs that can make a tremendous difference. Come to Washington, DC on Feb. 17 if you can! All the details are at Stop by the Green America office before the rally at 10:30am to get […]

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Low Sugar Cookie Recipe


Hey Green Americans, remember me? I’m the editor who bragged about kicking her sugar addiction. Well the sugar-free fast is no more. While I don’t eat much sugar nowadays, every once in a while I do break down. I’m not proud. But because of the fast, normal desserts are just too sweet for me. So, instead of making a straight-up […]

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Is Juice Bad for You?

is juice bad for you?

Is juice bad for you? As the New York Times reported last week, the juice craze is in full gear, with juice bars popping up all over the country. You may be hearing talk about this cold pressed juice — full of vitamins, minerals, and veggies that you would never dream of eating, but taste pretty amazing in juice form. […]

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NYC GF: “Sustainable or stylish? It doesn’t have to be one or the other.”

Organic cotton dress and made-in-the-USA belt modeled by fashion editor Jasmin Malik Chua.

Thanks to fashion designer Eileen Fisher for sponsoring our sustainable fashion show, kicking off Day Two of the NYC Green Festival.  Eileen Fisher’s new “Green Eileen” project recycles used Eileen Fisher clothing at stores across the country, and the company’s “&” (ampersand) line brings a new level of sustainability to fashion: made-in-the-USA items, organic cotton and fairly traded garments, and […]

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[VIDEO] Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You?


Are artificial sweeteners bad for you? In the video below, I zoom in on four artificial sweeteners — saccharine, stevia, sugar alcohols and sucralose. I’ll tell you what the research says about their comparative health effects. But What About Aspartame and Neotame? We’ll have more information on 11 different alternative and artificial sweeteners in the next issue of the Green […]

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How to Kick Your Sugar Addiction:


What I learned from forty days and forty nights of sweet, sugar-free living. The next issue of the Green American is on sugar — the health effects of sugar, genetically modified sugar, and fair trade sugar. Tracy, our Editor-in-Chief, asked me to do some foundational research on the health effects. What I found surprised me. It was actually much scarier […]

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Is Sugar a Poison?

While experts recommend that women limit themselves to 6 tsp. of added sugars and men to 9 tsp., one measly Cinnabon contains 13 tsp.

Several weeks ago, the Green American editorial staff started researching an issue theme centered on sugar. With the labor abuse in the sugar industry and the fact that much of the sugar sold in the US comes from genetically modified sugar beets, we thought we’d have plenty of social and environmental problems to cover. We knew that science has long […]

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