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McDonald’s Considers Replacing Foam Cups With Paper

Yesterday McDonald’s announced that the fast food giant would test the use of paper coffee cups instead of foam in 2000 of its…
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Fair Trade USA: Why We Parted Ways with Fair Trade International

In recent months, Fair Trade USA has caused a ripple in the Fair Trade movement by boldly questioning the status quo and moving…
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How Starbucks’ Jobs Campaign Missed the Point

Starbucks is being hailed for helping American small businesses with its new “Create Jobs for USA” campaign. But is Starbucks a real hero, promoting…
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A Brief Look at Rwandan Coffee’s Empowerment Potential

This post is part of a series on exploring Rwanda as part of the International Reporting Project’s Gatekeeper Editor trip. Follow along on our page…
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Tim Hortons Launches Closed Loop System

Tim Hortons is ramping up its environmental initiatives. A pilot program in the Maritimes will be a step towards a closed loop system…
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Milwaukee a Model for Green and Local Businesses

Look past the macroeconomic statistics and Milwaukee has become a hub of entrepreneurship. 3p profiles a few trailblazing green and local businesses.
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Named Largest Purchaser of Fair Trade Coffee

It’s a good time to be Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). Fair Trade USA, leading third-party certifier of fair trade products, named GMCR…
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Smucker’s Choice: Make Money or be Eaten for Lunch

“Climate change is like the Internet – It arrives one year, it gets bigger every year, it never goes away and you have…
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Coffee’s Grande Water Footprint

In a world of depleting resources, the onus to think about consumption is not just on the manufacturer but also the consumer. There are many…
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Water Scarcity, the Next Business Challenge and Differentiator

Water stewardship is the next large hurdle now that many companies have tackled the low hanging fruit of increasing energy efficiency.
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Interview with Starbucks VP of Global Responsibility, Ben Packard

With today’s launch of Starbucks’ tenth annual Global Responsibility Report for 2010, Ben Packard spoke with me about what the company has accomplished…
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Guayaki Yerba Mate to Market Only with Social Media

Social media now provides a basic means of communicating with friends.  It has even taken deep root in the way companies interact with…
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Just How Sustainable Is Starbucks? New Logo, New Waste

By Tara Alley Starbucks has been working rather diligently lately in an effort to prove their dedication to being a more sustainable business. …
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Sustainability Programs Must Engage Employees

By Matt Courtland People learn through stories. When special tales are told frequently, they become more than words. They are transformed into myths…
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Thanksgiving Coffee: A Fair Trade Pioneer

Joan and Paul Katzeff, however, have found success in Fort Bragg, California, for almost 40 years. In the early 1970s they started a…