Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. She writes for various websites, and has made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by


Subway To Phase Out Antibiotics

Another fast-food chain will phase antibiotics out of its meat supply chain in response to pressure from consumers and NGOs.

Paul Ryan

Despite Voting No On Parental-Leave, Ryan Pleads for Family Time

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced on Tuesday night that he will run for Speaker of the House, but only under certain conditions: “I cannot and will not give up my family time.” It’s great that Ryan wants to spend time with his wife and three children. However, his track-record concerning childcare legislation and subsidies shows he has one standard for himself and another for average Americans.

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Forever 21 Suit Highlights Retail’s Unfair Scheduling Practices

The suit contends that Forever 21 required employees to be available for on-call shifts, but didn’t compensate them in accordance with state laws. Class-action lawsuits often highlight systemic problems, and this one is no exception.

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Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

“I believe we no longer sell packaging,” said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, “we sell increased shelf life.” But a longer shelf life on perishable food items isn’t the only way this packaging company is helping others in its supply chain reduce waste.


Clorox Goes Sustainable?

Clorox, a company many wouldn’t initially associate with sustainability, is making moves to reduce its environmental impact by cutting waste and resource use.


Greenpeace Campaign Calls For Boycott of Chicken of the Sea Parent Company

Greenpeace just launched a global campaign against Thai Union Group (TUG), the world’s largest canned company, which owns Chicken of the Sea. Greenpeace is calling on the company to eliminate labor abuse and fishing practices that cause environmental damage from its supply chains.


Six Major American Banks Call For Strong COP21 Agreement

Six major American banks (Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo) issued a joint statement calling for the world’s governments to create a strong agreement in Paris later this year. That’s when the world’s leaders will hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

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China Announces It Will Launch Cap-and-Trade System

While visiting the U.S. last week and meeting with President Obama, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the country’s new cap-and-trade system. The system will launch in 2017 and cover heavily-polluting industries such as power generation, iron and steel, chemicals, and building materials including cement.


The Triple Bottom Line Case for the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals

This weekend, United Nations member states will adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the three-day UN Sustainable Development Summit. The new goals replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were adopted in 2000 and expire this year.

While the MDGs mainly dealt with health, education and poverty in the world’s poorest nations, the SDGs deal with those topics but add other issues including environmental, gender inequality, and access to clean water. GIna-Marie Cheeseman explores the triple bottom line (3BL) case case for the SDGs.


Why Volkswagen’s Cheating On Emissions Tests Matters

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the Volkswagen Group committing to strict carbon emissions limits. Recently, someone on Twitter asked me how I now feel about VW. I answered that I am disgusted.

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Cargill Releases New Policy On Forests

Cargill recently issued a new policy on forests, which it describes as a “comprehensive approach” to ending deforestation.


Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for much of the methane landfills release.