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Darden's Energy Efficiency

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We are taking aggressive action to reduce our direct energy use. By the end of FY2011, we were more than halfway toward our goal to reduce our per restaurant energy use by 15 percent by 2015 using 2008 as a baseline.

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Darden's Green Buildings

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With more than 2,000 restaurants, Darden's physical footprint is one of the most significant ways we impact the environment. Incorporating environmental considerations into how we design, construct, and remodel our restaurants is one of the central ways Darden is putting our commitment to sustainability into practice.

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Darden's Waste Reduction

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In 2009, Darden set an ambitious goal to one day send zero waste to landfill. Since that time, we have taken a number of steps to help move our company down that path.

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Darden's Water Conservation

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We use water directly in our operations, primarily in our kitchens for preparing and cooking food, hand washing and cleaning, as well as in restaurant restrooms and for landscape irrigation. In FY2009, we set a corporate-wide goal to reduce our direct water usage by 15 percent per restaurant by 2015 using FY2008 as the baseline. By the end of FY2011, we had already exceeded our goal, having reduced on aggregate our per restaurant water use by approximately 17 percent.

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Behind The Scenes Of The Darden Solar Array In Orlando

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Hear from the people who helped lead the design and construction of the solar array at our Restaurant Support Center in Orlando, Fla.

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October 19 Event Celebrates School Wind Energy Projects, Built With Carbon Funding From CLIF Bar, AVEDA, Ben & Jerry’s, And REVERB

Performance Services and NativeEnergy continue record of bringing wind energy to Indiana
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KOKOMO, Ind., October 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Today, Northwestern School Corporation, NativeEnergy, and Performance Services (PSI) are celebrating the installation of a 900kW wind turbine on the Northwestern High School campus. The turbine—one of three Indiana school wind projects PSI and NativeEnergy are co-operating on—will power school buildings and cut greenhouse gas pollution.

Union Pacific's Schmid Wins AAR Environmental Excellence Award

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Yesterday, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced it awarded the 2012 Professional Environmental Excellence Award to Union Pacific Railroad Director of Environmental Affairs Lanny Schmid. The award is the highest honor for environmental professionals in the rail industry, AAR officials said in a prepared statement.

H&M Top Ranked For Environmental Efforts

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Since 1995, H&M has been working actively to reduce the use and impact of hazardous chemicals. With the help of our Chemical Restrictions, we limit the use of chemicals that are potentially harmful to health or the environment. In addition, as a leading actor with a well reputed chemicals management approach, H&M teamed up with other fashion and sport brands during 2011 to help lead our industry to zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

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Since 1995, H&M has been working actively to reduce the use and impact of hazardous chemicals. With the help of our Chemical Restrictions, we limit the use of chemicals that are potentially harmful to health or the environment. In addition, as a leading actor with a well reputed chemicals management approach, H&M teamed up with other fashion and sport brands during 2011 to help lead our industry to zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

FedEx Express Breaks Ground On Solar At Newark International Airport

By Eliot Caroom/The Star-Ledger October 17, 2012
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FedEx Express will break ground today on a huge new solar array at its facilities by Newark Liberty International Airport.

"It’s about finding diverse sources of energy as we seek to operate more efficiently," said Mitch Jackson, the company’s vice president of environmental affairs, in an interview yesterday.

Jackson said the project, which will cover 3.5 acres of buildings at the airport, will supply 15 percent of the facility’s power needs at a lower cost than the energy currently provided from the grid.

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