Walmart’s plan to lift a gigaton of carbon from its supply chain

April 19, 2017 by  
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The retailer has launched a toolkit for suppliers to reduce emissions equivalent to taking 211 million cars off the U.S. road.

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Why B Corporations are at a crossroads

April 19, 2017 by  
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If the movement is to achieve its bold vision — “that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world” — then more publicly- traded, mainstream companies must commit to the label.

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Green Commuting at Google! (Video)

September 1, 2011 by  
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They Even have a Kayak Commuter! Most of you probably know by now that Google isn’t your average mega-corp. They like to do things their own way, and that includes getting their employees to work. The video above shows how they seem to encourage any way of commuting that isn’t the individual car, from unicycles to pogo-sticks and kayaks (well, those are the weird ones — most employees take the very comfortable bio-diesel shuttle buses with fast internet connections). “In total, the combination of the GFleet and our shuttles result in net annual savings of more than 5,400 metric tons of CO2. That’s like taking over 2,000 cars off the roa… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Number of Teleworkers In America Takes Dramatic Dive

July 12, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Telework 2011 Report, pdf here click to enlarge We’re big fans of Teleworking or homeworking or whatever you want to call it; doing so keeps cars off the roads and saves a lot of energy.

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California’s Butte College Going Grid Positive with Solar Power

June 30, 2011 by  
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Butte College, which lies about 75 miles outside Sacramento, will be the first college in the nation to go grid positive — that is, generate more electricity than it uses. The college is achieving this amazing feat by operating 25,000 solar panels on its property that will generate 6.5 million kWh per year, enough to power 941 homes.  The reduction in emissions from using renewable energy will be equal to taking 615 cars off the road. The college will also benefit financially from the solar arrays, saving $50 million – $75 million in the first 15 years by getting rid of an electricity bill, getting paid for excess electricity and avoiding future electricity rate hikes.  That number also accounts for project costs.

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Walmart Announces It Will Cut 20 Million Tons of Greenhouse Gases

February 25, 2010 by  
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Wal-Mart announced today their goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain. According to the mega-retailer, these changes will be equivalent to removing 3.8 million cars off the road for one year

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Far Coast Furniture Raises Awareness of the Pine Industry at the Olympics

February 25, 2010 by  
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Students at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) designed these pieces of beautiful furniture for Far Coast Coffee’s (Coke’s coffee brand) social areas at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics . The furniture is made entirely out of blue pine wood in an attempt to raise awareness about the mountain pine beetle’s devastating effect on the pine industry

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