A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate Democrats caved in to pressure from oil industry lobbyists and dropped the provision.
Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste. But it is now completely landfill-free.
McDonald’s will transition to cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants within the next 10 years, the company announced last week. As the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) put it, this is a “watershed moment for animal welfare.”
As a report by Verite states, “The conditions faced by foreign electronics workers in Malaysia have the potential to result in forced labor.” The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, a nonprofit coalition concerned with supply chain responsibility, has a solution.
A group of Interface employees are pictured on the company’s blog site in bathing suits in the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta holding carpet tiles that spell out, “We’re with you.” Why? They’re voicing support for New Belgium Brewing Co., which is facing a boycott in a Colorado town over donations to environmental groups.
A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that one of the carbon offset mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol may have enabled GHG emissions to be about 600 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) higher.
When it comes to Swedish clothing retailer H&M, the news just gets better. Earlier this week, we covered the company’s new denim clothing line made from recycled materials. On August 25, H&M Conscious Foundation, a nonprofit global foundation, announced the launch of its Global Change Award for textile recycling innovation.
Using the wrong picture to go with an ad concerning wild salmon habitat restoration shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? If you are Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is in the midst of an election campaign, it is a big deal. Let’s just say Harper’s environmental record is less than stellar.
Next month, clothing retailer H&M will introduce new denim pieces made using recycled cotton. The company will introduce a total of 16 new denim styles that incorporate recycled cotton from textiles collected through its in-store Garment Collecting Initiative. It’s all part of a goal to create a closed-loop system for its products.
More than 60 North American and European investors, managing $2.6 trillion in collective assets, sent letters to 15 food and beverage companies, calling on them to manage water risk. Big-name companies that received letters this month include Archer Daniels Midland Co., Dean Foods, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Monster Beverage and Kraft Heinz Co.
If you are a Sprint customer, this month your statement might be printed on a tree-based paper alternative. To learn more about the company’s groundbreaking use of wheat straw byproduct-based paper, we talked to Keanon Swan, strategic partner of relationships and postal alliances for Sprint.
California’s largest public pension funds have lost over $5 billion on fossil fuel investments in the past fiscal year, according to a report by Trillium Asset Management. Can a new state bill provide the solution?