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The Walt Disney Co., commonly known as Disney, is a family entertainment company best known for its animated classics and Disney World and Disneyland theme parks.

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Disney Vanquishes Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Walt Disney Co. reduced its emissions by 31 percent in 2014, with a goal to reduce net emissions by 50 percent by…
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“Frozen” Sequel? Let Kids Educate Disney About Climate Change

Disney reportedly won't play ball with the Obama administration, which has asked for the company to use its blockbuster "Frozen" to educate kids…
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My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

When I talk about optimism, I’m not talking about burying your head in the sand or daydreaming about a utopian future, but about…
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Forced Labor Occuring Now in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields

In addition to offending all notions of civil liberties, the Uzbek forced labor system is just plain bizarre. For example, one’s work boss…
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Disney Upgrades 2013 Carbon Offsetting Goals

The Walt Disney Company has been steadily working at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions since 2006. It's one of only a handful of…
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Nickelodeon Declares It Won’t Restrict Ads for Unhealthy Food

Last week, Nickelodeon said it won’t restrict ads for unhealthy food. “As an entertainment company, Nickelodeon’s primary mission is to make the highest…
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Why Michelle Obama’s Business Case for Healthier Food Won’t Move the Needle

Michelle Obama’s column “The Business Case for Healthier Food Options” tries to show CEOs and Wall-Street the business case for doing the right…
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Brands Need Social Sustainability to be Truly Sustainable

The apparent disconnect between the real, increased sustainability performance of top global companies and the public's negative perception of same companies may lie…
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Asia Pulp & Paper Finally Commits to End Deforestation in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest producers of paper and packaging, published a new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ with unprecedented…
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Loss of Rebecca Tarbotton Ripples Far Beyond Rainforest Action Network


Last week’s tragic death of Rebecca Tarbotton marks a sad start to 2013; the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network died in an…
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Disney’s New Paper Policy Aims to Save the Rainforests

The Walt Disney Company announced its new paper policy on October 11 which establishes guidelines for its business operations, suppliers and licensees.
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Disney Sprinkles Magic Over Healthy Living and Media

Disney's "Magic of Healthy Living" program extends to banning all food advertising failing to reflect health and nutrition requirements, combating child obesity.
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Sustainable Tourism: A Key to Global Solutions

When most people think of tourism, they probably don't think about an industry that can contribute to global solutions for the difficult challenges…
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Obama’s Commerce Nominee Brings Fighter Jets, Mickey Mouse and Sustainability to the Table

In a move that could prove transformational (more on that later), President Obama has nominated John Bryson, founder of NRDC, for Secretary of…
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Rainforest Action Network Activists Arrested at Disney

Four Rainforest Action Network (RAN) activists, two dressed up as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were arrested outside The Walt Disney Co. headquarters in…