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Yosemite

Pepsi, The North Face, EPA at Yosemite Sustainability Conference

PepsiCo and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts are among the companies co-sponsoring the first-ever Yosemite Sustainability Conference in Yosemite National Park, Dec. 8-10, designed to help businesses, government agencies and nonprofits transition to economic, environmental and social sustainability through best practices. Hosted by Yosemite Gateway Partners, other event sponsors … Read more »

Chem-IQ

VF Launches Chemical Management Program

VF Corporation, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler, among others, has debuted a chemical management program, Chem-IQ. Developed in collaboration with third-party experts, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chem-IQ provides a proactive, cost-effective and scalable method for identifying and eliminating potentially harmful chemicals before they enter the … Read more »

H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Others Commit to More Responsible Down

H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot, Mammut, Helly Hansen, Outdoor Research, DownLinens, Down & Feather Co. and other leading international fashion, bedding and outdoor brands have adopted the Textile Exchange’s Responsible Down Standard, a third-party certification standard that can be applied to any waterfowl-based supply chain to help ensure … Read more »

IPCC Report: Rising Temps, Oceans Increase Firms’ Risks

IPCC Report: Rising Temps, Oceans Increase Firms’ Risks

Global warming is “unequivocal” and humans are turning up the heat — but more slowly since 1998, according to a report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released today. Each of the last three decades has been warmer at the Earth’s surface than any previous decade since … Read more »

Intel

Intel, Apple, Kohl’s Win EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

Apple, Intel, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Kohl’s, Dell and The North Face were among 24 organizations that won the EPA’s 13th annual Green Power Leadership awards for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. The EPA says the winners are moving closer to President Obama’s climate change action plan … Read more »

Unilever

Unilever, Levi’s to EPA: Finalize Power Plant Rules

Unilever, Levi Strauss, Symantec and Patagonia are among the 22 companies that have signed a letter supporting the new carbon pollution standards for power plants proposed last week by the EPA. The business group, along with some 50 investors — including the country’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS — with … Read more »

Community Recycling

Community Recycling Helps Universities Divert 1.9m Pounds From Landfill

George Washington University, American University and Georgia State are among the eight universities that have joined Community Recycling Campus’ Reuse Movement and expect to generate some 1.9 million pounds of reusable clothes and goods as students move off campus for the summer. Community Recycling, a for-profit textile recycler, says the … Read more »

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Nike, Starbucks: Climate Change Policy is ‘Economic Opportunity’

Nike, Starbucks, Ikea and 30 other companies have signed a statement urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions. Climate change policy is an economic opportunity, says Anne Kelly, director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy … Read more »

H&M Kicks Off Garment Recycling Program

H&M kicked off its garment recycling program yesterday. The initiative allows customers to donate used clothing of any brand at all of the fashion retailer’s stores in its 48 markets worldwide. The company launched the initiative in partnership with Global Green USA, the American affiliate of Green Cross International, and … Read more »

The North Face Apparel Recycling to ‘Clothes the Loop’

The North Face has launched a pilot clothing take-back/recycling program called Clothes the Loop, aimed at keeping billions of pounds of apparel and footwear out of landfills. The program works like this: customers can drop off used clothing, hats and footwear from any brand in any condition at bins in … Read more »

The North Face Sustainability Report: Normalized GHG Drops 1%

The North Face Sustainability Report: Normalized GHG Drops 1%

The North Face reduced its normalized greenhouse gas emissions by one percent year-on-year, but GHGs increased 1 percent over the company’s baseline year, according to the outdoor brand’s Sustainability Report Update for 2011. The report just provides figures for percentage differences between years rather than figures for normalized greenhouse gas … Read more »