There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use, and the company collaborates with various groups, including nonprofits, to meet those goals. The collaborations are paying off as AT&T is close to meeting its 2014 goal to reduce energy intensity 60 percent from a 2008 baseline. Last year, the company achieved a 57 percent reduction.
How do you save a few billion trees and a billion bucks? Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging.
More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 220 million pounds of wood and 145 million pounds of cardboard, the equivalent of 2.7 billion trees.
The weather in Vermont the past few weeks has been wet. So wet that Lake Champlain and many rivers are at or above flood level. It is events like this that remind us of the importance of streamline work like that done by the Intervale Conservation Nursery.
Institute tests packaging materials to ASTM standards
August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new service offered by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology will help packaging manufacturers meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly materials.
Paul Fowler, WIST executive director, said the institute has developed a test that determines how well packaging decomposes under industrial composting conditions.
The Weather Company, K2 Sports and Others Join More Than 600 Companies in Push for National Action on Climate Change
BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two weeks after President Obama announced plans to address climate change in a major speech, large American businesses are continuing to express their support for U.S. policy action on climate change. Eight more leading businesses, including several multi-billion dollar enterprises, have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change.
The devastating aftermath from the collapse of a Bangladesh factory in April, left 1,129 people dead and retailers under fire. European industries since have united together to prevent furthermore fatalities for garment factory workers. A total of 70 companies have joined the five-year legal global agreement, in which over the next nine months they will be conducting inspections of Bangladesh factories and renovation. Approximately 800 to a 1000 factories will be under evaluation. Out of the 70 retailers that have pledged to create a safe environment, only a few are American.