Neat News from Green America

Did you know that Verve, inc., the manufacturer of Glee Gum, is a proud member of Green America?

It´s TRUE!

But what IS Green America?

I´ll tell ya!

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in the early ´eighties. If you don´t recognize the name, perhaps that´s because up until this month they were known 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. Wow! 

In the midst of all the inauguration excitement, Green America recently shared their Clean Energy Victory Bonds proposal with the Obama transition team. Pretty neat-o! 

And that´s not all! They´ve got lots of swell ideas about healing the country´s ailing economy in a great green way.

For example, check out the winter issue of Real Green, their bimonthly newsletter about green living, purchasing, and investing. 

The both-guns-blazing feature article by executive director Alisa Gravitz is entitled 7 Fixes from the Green Economy and is all about moving “from greed to green.” If you don´t have time to read all the details, you can find a shortened version of the same piece in the Green America 

While you´re reading, learn about Green and Climate-Friendly Televisions in a great article on the subject by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy. It´s sure to help you find the greenest way to weather the upcoming transition from analog to digital.

Green America has also got a spiffy website called Responsible Shopper. It´s full of fun facts like what well-known company is getting sued (and why), how you can help to promote corporate responsibility, and why it´s easier than you thought to make your own corner of the world cleaner and greener. 

Gee whiz! They sure do keep busy. 

Thanks, Green America! Keep up the good work!

In the meantime, gum chums, if you know of a nifty organization that you´d like to see featured in my blog, please let me know! Just send an email to

Wonder whether the Obama transition team could use some Glee? If so, they know who to see!

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