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Starbucks Shareholders Vote Down ‘Aggressive’ Recycling Initiative

A Starbucks shareholder request to increase recycling was voted down at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders, although 11 percent of shareholders voted in favor, which activists said should get the attention of the coffee house chain, reports Seattle Times. The proposal requested that Starbucks consider a more aggressive recycling … Read more »

Whole Foods, Starbucks Top Sustainable Retail Design Awards

Whole Foods, Starbucks Top Sustainable Retail Design Awards

Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park, Chicago, took the top prize for Project of the Year at the second annual A.R.E. Sustainability Awards, focused on sustainable retail design. The two grand prize winners were Whole Foods in the category of Sustainability – Standalone and Starbucks for Sustainability – Tenant Improvement. … Read more »

Starbucks Sponsors Cup Design Contest to Reduce Waste

Starbucks is sponsoring the Betacup design competition that is looking for a solution to unrecyclable paper coffee cups, reports Core77. According to Betacup, 58 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away, unrecycled each year. Starbucks is sponsoring the competition as part of its target goal to supply 100 percent of … Read more »

eBay, Starbucks Launch Green Marketing Efforts Around Rainforest

eBay has launched two green initiatives aimed at positioning itself as a conservationist in the eyes of consumers. The online marketplace has unveiled a new green shopping hub that will help consumers find millions of green products, and launched its eBay Green Team Challenge that commits the online giant to … Read more »

Nike, Starbucks Lead Push in Oregon for Clean Energy Economy

Kicking off a race to jumpstart American jobs in a clean economy, Nike, Starbucks, and other businesses, unions and youth groups in Oregon are urging Congress to approve a comprehensive climate change legislation this year, reports The Oregonian. The group was joined by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., at a … Read more »

Around the Web – Starbucks, EcoFactor, UPS, Brownfields, Eco-Labels

Today’s news from around the Web. Spin Meter: Feds buy green cars, auction rejects AP Secret Starbucks Unveiled Behind Green Curtain Seattle PI The Green Supply Chain MarketWatch Can You Have Prosperity Without Growth? NY Times Cleantech Open Winner Revealed! EcoFactor Takes the Grand Prize Earth2Tech EU’s eco-labeling scheme to … Read more »

Starbucks Cuts Monthly Water Use to 24 Gallons Per SF

Starbucks Cuts Monthly Water Use to 24 Gallons Per SF

Starbucks has launched its new interactive Global Responsibility annual report with a customizable report feature at the Starbucks Shared website. The latest report shows that the coffee house chain has continued to make progress in meeting its Shared Planet goals for environmental stewardship and ethical sourcing. In 2008, Starbucks addressed … Read more »

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