Sustainability

New capital access portal launched

Today we formally launched our first project on our statewide donation crowdfunding portal, SCcrowdfund.com, that enables South Carolina small businesses and nonprofits to raise the capital they need to grow.  Check out this exciting Greenville project. http://crowd-scsbc.missioncrowdfund.com/en/greenvillefilmhouse I encourage you to donate and help make this effort and our portal…

Small retailers don’t want to make customers sick

California wants consumers to know that a chemical used in some kids products are known carcinogens. Toxic chemical diisononyl phthalate (DINP), manufactured by Exxon Mobil and other petrochemical companies, is being added to the California list of chemicals known to cause cancer, known as Proposition 65. The California Office of…

Title: Dangers lurking in products for children

For everybody buying presents for children this holiday season, beware of toxic chemicals in child products. The state of Washington has a law requiring manufacturers to disclose toxic chemicals in these child products sold in their state. 66 hazardous chemicals have been identified. Now if we could only get our…

Workgroup for Safe Markets launches new website

My friends at the Workgroup for Safe Markets have launched a new website that you might find interesting.  Go to http://www.safemarkets.org/.   The Workgroup for Safe Markets is a US-based collaborative of groups united by a common concern about hazardous chemicals in our homes, our bodies and our environment; and…

Support the Marketplace Fairness Act

The U.S. Senate will be voting on legislation that will level the playing field for ALL retailers. The bi-partisan Marketplace Fairness Act will treat all transactions – whether online or in the store – equally and put money into state treasuries to invest in essential projects like infrastructure. Tell your…

Green Job Growth Outpaced All Other Industries 2010-2011

The Huffington Post  |  By Ryan Grenoble Posted: 03/20/2013 1:02 pm EDT  |  Updated: 03/21/2013 11:58 am EDT For people looking to put their finances in the black, a new report suggests they may be wise to look green. That’s according to a report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…