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Archive for November, 2009

Green Initiatives at the U.S. Postal Service

November 30, 2009 | No Comments →

USPS postal carrierThe U.S. Postal Service has redesigned its green-oriented website, USPS.com/green, to make it even easier for consumers to find eco-friendly options for mail and shipping.

Visit the site and you’ll learn about USPS online services, eco-friendly packaging products, and how to green your mail. (If you have a spare three minutes, you can even calculate your personal carbon footprint.)

What’s more, the site also highlights the Postal Services’ overall commitment to environmental stewardship.

For instance, I learned that the Postal Service has established several very specific green goals, including: (more…)

U.S. Consumers Continue to Buy Organic, Despite Recession

November 25, 2009 | No Comments →

How many organic products will be on your table this Thanksgiving?

According to a new study from market research publisher Packaged Facts, despite the recession, one-fourth of U.S. adult shoppers frequently purchase certified organic food or beverage products, and one-third are usually willing to pay more for organic foods. (This summer, I wrote about similar survey results from the UK.) (more…)

Climate Counts Releases Climate Change Scorecards on 90 Companies

November 24, 2009 | Comment (1)

Climate Counts has released its third annual corporate climate scores for 90 well-known consumer companies.

The results show that even in the recession, leading corporations appear to be strengthening their voluntary response to climate change. In fact, Climate Counts found a 22 percent increase in scores by 81 of the companies, as well as significant gains among those previously in the index’s lowest tier.

Climate Counts uses a 22-criteria scorecard to track corporate climate action in four key areas: (more…)

Carbon Disclosure Project Announces Launch of CDP Water Disclosure

November 23, 2009 | Comments (14)


Will your company be able to operate successfully in a water-constrained world? Do you know your water footprint?

Those are questions you need to be thinking about because according to the United Nations, by 2030 almost half of the world population will live in areas facing water stress or water scarcity.  Already, less than 1% of the world’s water is easily accessible fresh water, and in the future, this valuable limited resource will be facing even more pressure from: (more…)

LG and Waste Management Announce Program to Recycle Hotel TVs and Computer Monitors

November 20, 2009 | Comment (1)

The leading provider of flat-panel HDTVs to the lodging industry, LG Electronics USA, Inc., and the nation’s leading recycler, Waste Management, Inc. have teamed up to offer the first ever recycling program for hotel television sets and computer monitors. The program is planned for launch in 2010.