Finding Recycled Eyeglasses

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Inspired by our Summer 2016 issue of the Green American on recycling, editorial fellow Ilana Berger investigated why and how to buy recycled eyeglass frames. Here’s what she discovered…. A few weeks ago, I went to LensCrafters with my mom to help her pick out a new pair of glasses. Having been blessed with 20/20 vision, I had never been glasses […]

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Read, Reuse, Recycle

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This summer, it’s all about recycling. At least for us it is—our new issue of the Green American is out, and in it we’re investigating a major pillar of environmentalism: recycling. While countries around the world are recycling 50-80 percent of their waste, the US sits at 34 percent. This summer, we asked how we could step it up, to push ourselves […]

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“Practice What You Print” Campaign Urges Smithsonian Magazine to Begin Using Recycled Paper

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Smithsonian Produces 19 Million Magazines Annually; Green America Calls On Environmentally-Minded Publication to Spare Nearly 20,000 Trees a Year. WASHINGTON, DC – April 5, 2016 – In its latest campaign to move the magazine industry to recycled paper, the nonprofit Green America today launched “Practice What You Print, Smithsonian” to encourage Smithsonian Magazine to move to recycled-content paper in order […]

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As National Geographic Goes, So Goes the Industry (With Your Help)

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Today, the Green America Better Paper Project and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are excited to announce that National Geographic is using recycled fiber in the pages of several of their publications – including their flagship publication that reaches over 4 million readers! National Geographic’s move was the result of several years of assistance from the Better Paper Project and […]

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

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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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An Ahh-Haa Moment: Our April Green Biz Interview with Clean Conscience

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For Corie and Jerry Thornton, being green is a holistic pursuit. With their reusable bags designed to help you avoid disposables when you go shopping, they’ve also created a business that uses recycled materials for its made-in-the-USA manufacturing. “We are very confident that green is here to stay,” says Corie. “Americans can do a lot domestically to help us move […]

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Sustainability at Starbucks

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This shareholder season, Green America is partnering with Moxy Vote to add consumer voices to those concerned shareholder who are pushing for changes at some of the biggest corporations. We’re sponsoring Moxy Vote’s letter to Starbucks’s board of directors, requesting the formation of a new board committee on sustainability  to help guide the company towards more environmentally conscious business decisions. […]

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Review a Green Business for Your Chance to Win $100 in Recycled-Plastic Kitchen Products

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When you register and write a review for any green business listed in the National Green Pages® between now and February 29, you’ll be entered for a chance to win $100 worth of kitchen products and tableware made of 100% recycled plastic from Preserve®, member of Green America‘s Green Business Network™. This prize consists of the Kitchen Starter Set in apple-green (three mixing bowls, […]

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Dirt Rag, Greenability, and Grit Win Environmental Award for Magazines

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Green America and Aveda are honored to present the top leaders in sustainable magazine publishing by announcing this year’s winners of the 2012 Aveda Environmental Award for Magazines. Dirt Rag, a leading mountain bike magazine, was the Aveda Environmental Award Winner; Greenability, Kansas City’s green living magazine, was the Runner Up; and GRIT, America’s rural lifestyle magazine, was the Finalist. All […]

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