The 2020 presidential candidates are starting to introduce an array of proposals to fight climate change. Included in the mix are multiple calls for creating a “Climate Corps” – a national service initiative designed to engage America’s youth to advance climate solutions.
While Tom Brady was chasing his 6th Super Bowl Victory, something big happened during the game. Budweiser aired an ad celebrating the link between business and sustainability – a message that reached at least an average of 100 million viewers.
The 45 second video combined Budweiser’s brand icons, Dalmatians and Clydesdales, with Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, to tout the company’s renewable energy commitments, particularly around wind generation.
There’s a lot of talk about how smart cities of the future will benefit society and the world around us. Take the environment, for example. We believe that the technology enabling smart cities has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and other air pollution, and could help empower cities to better manage resources like water and energy.
DEERFIELD, Ill., November 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been recognized as a corporate sustainability leader for the 16th consecutive year as part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The company also has advanced a variety of newly initiated corporate programs to provide young environmental scholars with practical experience, support crisis intervention and suicide prevention for young people, and offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with its air travel.
Environmental Defense Fund has spent more than 20 years working with businesses to mitigate climate change, so we were pleased to learn that a GreenBiz survey of sustainability executives at large corporations ranked us as one of three “Trusted Leaders” among environmental nonprofits.
Increasing droughts and water shortages are causing companies to pay more attention to their water use. Leaders like AT&T understand that proactively engaging in water conservation—including working with suppliers—can help mitigate its risks to water stress.
In 2009, Darden announced a commitment to reach a 15% reduction in the average energy usage per restaurant by 2015. As of 2012, the company had cut energy use by 12 percent. To reach its goal, Darden wanted to understand what technologies and initiatives could best reduce the company's energy use over the next two years.
Jon Beck is a graduate student from Portland, Ore., who is working this summer at General Motors as part of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program. GM is one of the more than 100 organizations participating in the program that allows specially-trained graduate students to analyze the companies’ energy management practices.