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Walt Disney Plans To Halve Its Emissions By 2012

disney_companyThe Walt Disney Company released its first comprehensive corporate responsibility report. Previously, the company reported its environmental progress in its annual Enviroport.

The new report includes a set of strategic environmental goals and three-to-five-year goals to reduce emissions, waste, electricity and fuel use, as well as its impact on water and ecosystems.

In 2006, the company emitted about 566,000 tons of direct GHG emissions. By 2012, Disney plans to achieve 50 percent of its long-term goal of zero net direct GHG emissions through a combination of reductions, efficiencies and offsets.

In 2006, Disney diverted 128,000 tons of waste from landfill. By 2013, the company plans to decrease solid waste to landfill to half of 2006 baseline levels and increase the percentage of purchases that include post-consumer recycled material.

Earlier this year, Disneyland Resort started using recycled cooking oil to power its Disneyland Railroad steam trains, which is expected to save the resort about 200,000 gallons of petroleum diesel per year.

In 2007, Disneyland said it has made a number of green changes that saved the park $60 million over the previous 10 years.

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One thought on “Walt Disney Plans To Halve Its Emissions By 2012

  1. Nice to see that Disney is focused on this. Climate Counts gave them a 25 out of 100 in their last round of scoring, which equates to 3rd place out of the 6 media companies rated. If Mickey follows through, this should give them a boost.

    Disney theme parks should aim for 100% renewable electricity generation following what many ski resorts have been doing in the last several years.

    On a separate note, they acquired Ideal Bite last year so clearly they’re believers in the green consumer/media market.

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