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GreenDrop Recycling Station

Recycling Stations Move Farmer Bros. Toward Landfill Diversion Goal

Farmer Bros. has chosen Pacific Cascade’s GreenDrop Recycling Stations to divert its recyclable and compostable waste from landfills, helping the coffee and foodservice supply company reach its goal of 100 percent landfill diversion by 2015. The GreenDrop Recycling Station was designed through multi-year efforts of the Portland Trail Blazers head … Read more »

Hurricane Sandy damage in New York

Starbucks, Unilever Urge White House ‘Prepare for Climate Change’

One year after Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in $70 billion in economic losses, 20 major companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the president’s Climate Action Plan. The corporate signatories of the … 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 »

Moda Center

How Sports Teams Divert Waste Using Bioplastic

The Moda Center (pictured), home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, achieved an 87 percent landfill waste diversion rate in 2013 to date and has saved more than $567,000 in costs associated with waste disposal since 2008. This is one example of how major league teams are using compostable food … Read more »

Levi's Stadium

USGBC, Green Sports Alliance Team Up for LEED-Certified Stadiums

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined forces with the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), a nonprofit that aims to reduce sports’ environmental impact, to promote green building initiatives in professional and collegiate sports. USGBC says it will support the GSA to accelerate the green sports movement by exploring LEED … 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 »

Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, 17 Other Companies Tell Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credit

Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Sprint and 16 other companies have sent a letter to Congress, urging elected officials to extend the wind production tax credit (PTC) before it expires at the end of 2012. The PTC, originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush seven years ago, provides a … Read more »