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Wal-Mart Evaluates Environmental Efforts

Wal-Mart Evaluates Environmental Efforts

Wal-Mart has reviewed early results of various environmental projects at its experimental stores located in McKinney, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado after one year of operation and is applying some projects to other Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Clubs. “When we conceptualized these two experimental stores, we thought about our environmental opportunities … Read more »

Peterbilt Hybrid Reduces Fuel Use Up To 40%

Peterbilt is planning a hybrid-electric medium duty truck – outfitted with a fully integrated bucket lift body -? for 2007 that it says will result in a 30 to 40 percent reduction in fuel use. The Class 7 Model 335 is meant for municipal and utility applications and features improved fuel economy … Read more »

Interface & Meridian IQ Win EPA Award for Transportation

Interface, a global manufacturer of carpet and commercial fabrics, and Meridian IQ, a provider of global logistics services, are joint recipients of an Environmental Excellence Award from the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants related to transportation activities. Meridian IQ helped Interface take the Shipper … Read more »

Microsoft Positions Business Management Software as Green Planning Tool

Microsoft is positioning its business management software, Microsoft Dynamics, as a tool for companies to use for managing environmental initiatives. In a post on a Microsoft Dynamics’ Forum (via Green Wobat), James Utzschneider, General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, said that “companies will need systems to track and mitigate the impact … Read more »

Corporate Directors Study Liabilities, Opportunities of Climate Change

Yale University is launching a program to educate hundreds of independent corporate board members about the potential liabilities and strategic business opportunities that global climate change can create for companies. The collaborative effort draws together institutions with complementary expertise in the area of climate change: Marsh, a risk and insurance … Read more »

Wal-Mart Packaging Reduction Plan Could Save $11 Billion

Wal-Mart plans to measure its 60,000 worldwide suppliers on their ability to develop packaging and conserve natural resources. Wal-Mart expects the project to reduce overall packaging by five percent and save 667,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. That’s equal to taking 213,000 trucks off the road … Read more »

More Companies Concerned About Financial Implications of Climate Change

Climate change has become a major concern among leading US financial institutions and companies, according to a recent report by the Carbon Disclosure Project, a coalition of global investors with more than $31.5 trillion in assets. “The findings of CDP4 confirm that awareness of the risks and opportunities posed by … Read more »

GM Facilities Cut Energy Use by 25%

General Motors reduced its energy use by 25 percent and added solar and landfill gas as energy sources at its North American facilities over the past five years. According to GM, the company is one of the leading users of renewable energy in the North American manufacturing sector, with renewable … Read more »

De Pue Rice Offsets 80% of Warehouse Electricity With Solar

The De Pue Rice Warehouse is garnering about 80 percent of its electricity needs from a recently added solar array. The rice drying warehouse in Maxwell, Calif., has a five-acre ground-mount solar system with generating capacity of 1 megawatt. The facility uses Suntech solar panels with Sunseeker single axis trackers. … Read more »