With Michelle Obama there to applaud and promote the effort, Walmart announced a plan this morning to bolster healthy foods by reducing the sugar, sodium and fat content in its packaged foods, lowering fruit and vegetable prices, working
Walmart announced a new program today to help food banks around the country make energy efficiency improvements. The program will help 16 food banks in high-need areas make upgrades designed to bring lasting
Two years ago, Walmart launched Love, Earth, a jewelry line that would increase the transparency of the industry. Love, Earth would meet a new level of environmental and human rights standards—from mine to factory, it was
One more item to add to the list of reasons it's getting harder to hate Walmart: its Acres for America program is working to preserve hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat.Walmart's latest grant for the program will
Walmart announced the next steps it will take toward sustainability today, with a series of changes focused on increasing local produce in its stores and improving relationships with small- and medium-size farmers.
In continued efforts to deploy more renewable energy at its stores, Walmart announced today that it will be installing solar panels at an additional 20-30 of its stores in California and Arizona, opting at most of the locations to
Responding to Greenpeace's recent report (a screengrab of which is above) on the wholesale destruction of Indonesian rainforest by Sinar Mas Group affiliate Asia Pulp & Paper, Walmart issued a press statement Wednesday expressing shock that it would be
UPDATE: the Bike Snob writes that it is not a true fixie, but a single speed bike with a freewheel hub.
Gawker writes: "It's official: The number one cause of fauxhemian crashes on Bedford Avenue is no longer cool." Walmart is now selling fixies for $
photo: D'Arcy Norman via flickr.
Walmart today announced a major supply chain greenhouse gas reduction commitment of removing 20 million metric tons of emissions by 2015. Very good, but what does that actually mean for the company's overall emissions,
At a presentation at its Arkansas headquarters, mega-retailer Walmart announced a significant new sustainability goal for its supply chain: Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from the lifecycle of its products by 20 million metric tons (22 million
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Wal-Mart embodies truths and prejudices that reflect our consumer culture. They are a straw-man for a lot of what is wrong. But, especially in recent years, they are a powerful potential leader in trying to be right. Thanks
It wasn't easy. In fact, Newsweek's Deputy Editor Kathy Deveny admits that if she knew how hard it would be, she probably wouldn't have. But what's done is done: Newsweek spent more than a year vetting the 500 biggest companies in America and ranking
Alex asked the question yesterday, noting " The debate over Walmart seems as long as a superstore aisle: are they good and green, or just good at greenwashing and papering over a dubious record? It is hard to tell; one day we report that they are