Posts Tagged with "Walmart"

Walmart: King of Greenwash

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Walmart: King of Greenwash

This week I have watched in horror as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded slammed into the Philippines. Fueled by a warming ocean, Typhoon Haiyan has killed an estimated 10,000 people, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced. It’s a stark reminder that climate change is happening now, that we need to act [...]

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Occupy Our Food Supply

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Occupy Our Food Supply

In just over a week’s time, thousands of people will descend on our food system by participating in a Global Day of Action to Occupy our Food Supply. Prominent thought leaders, authors, farmers and activists like Vandana Shiva, Michael Pollan, Annie & Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, Raj Patel, Gary Paul Nabhan, Anna Lappé, Marion Nestle, [...]

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Walmart Goes Out On A Limb: Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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After a great deal of bad press, such as the 2005 film The High Cost of Low Prices, the retail giant Wal-Mart has been feeling the pressure to clean-up their tainted public image.  While they still have a way to go, on October 14th, Wal-Mart announced significant sustainable agriculture goals that has caught the food [...]

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Palm Oil’s Effects On Communities Around The World

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Did you see The New York Times Op-Ed on Saturday titled “The World Bank’s Palm Oil Mistake“? I sure did. The author, Thompson Ayodele, provided a narrow perspective on the World Bank’s recent decision to continue it’s freeze on new lending to palm oil projects around the world until it’s framework and strategy is clarified. [...]

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Greenwash of the Week: Is Wal-Mart Selling Greenwash?

Friday, April 25, 2008

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Wal-Mart Does the Right Thing – for once!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

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In one of the most blatant displays of corporate greed taking precedence over common sense, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Lowe’s have been supporting the destruction of cypress forests that serve as some of the Gulf Coast’s best natural storm and flooding protection – to grind up for garden mulch! Happily, our friends at the Save [...]

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Wanted: Reputable Exec with Ethics

Thursday, March 9, 2006

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Good news from the Wal-Mart world: it appears they’re more serious about adopting substantial corporate ethics strategies than previously thought. Wal-Mart has issued a new job posting for a corporate executive business ethics point person to work for the world’s largest retailer and who… …will oversee a team of about ten staffers inside Wal-Mart’s Global [...]

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