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by Anonymous, January 30, 2009
Jan. 30, 2009 - Kentucky Fried Chicken has announced plans to switch from cardboard to paper packaging in a move that expected to save 14,000 tons of material annually, MarketingWeek reports. In the...
by Anonymous, January 30, 2009
Jan. 30, 2009 - Staples is the latest retailer to ply customers with gift cards in exchange for items to recycle. The office products giant is hoping to lure customers to its newly expanded in-store...
by Anonymous, January 30, 2009
Jan. 30, 2009 - Cisco is rolling out a green networking solution that the company says could eventually enable facility managers to boost energy efficiency across every building function, from...
by Anonymous, January 30, 2009
Is it a good idea to reformulate your building products and materials for LEED certification? Yes - but it's important to take the longer view. By Charlie Sheldon Cushman...
by Anonymous, January 29, 2009
Jan. 29, 2009 - Mike Duke, who will take the helm at Wal-Mart when CEO Lee Scott steps down next week, has signaled his intention to continue - if not intensify - the sustainability strategy launched...
by Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2009
Hilary Bromberg, chief strategist at marketing firm egg, offers some choice advice on how to keep sustainable brands afloat during these tumultuous economic times. After nearly a decade of build...
by Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2009
Jan. 29, 2009 - Kellogg is testing a new cereal-box design that uses less material and saves space in delivery trucks and on store shelves. Kellogg says its new square-shaped box reduces packaging...
by Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2009
Jan. 29, 2009 - Steinway...
by Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2009
Jan. 29, 2009 - Online booking agent Travelocity has launched a directory of green hotels designed to help travelers "determine the green from the greenwashed.” The new Green Directory is based on...
by Anonymous, January 28, 2009
This whitepaper, authored by Peter Capozucca and Michael Daher of Deloitte Consulting LLP, explores nine pitfalls companies should avoid and four major steps they should take to effectively build a...
by Sustainable Brands, January 28, 2009
Jan. 28, 2009 - Sun Microsystems has cut the ribbon on a new energy-efficient datacenter in Broomfield, Colo., that's expected to save $1 million and 11,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually...
by Sustainable Brands, January 28, 2009
Jan. 28, 2009 - Nearly eight in ten U.S. investors (78%) say environmental technology has the potential to be the "next great American industry," according to a new survey by Allianz Global...
by Sustainable Brands, January 28, 2009
Jan. 28, 2009 - Wal-Mart says its Packaging Scorecard, which currently rates U.S. suppliers on the sustainability of their packaging solutions, will take effect in Central and South America by the...
by Sustainable Brands, January 28, 2009
Jan. 28, 2009 - The annual Sony Open golf tournament in Hawaii has constructed this year's hospitality complex out of two Matson shipping containers, the East Oahu Sun reports. The Sony Open's Lanai...
by Anonymous, January 27, 2009
Jan. 27, 2009 - General Electric reports that its renewable energy business posted the company's sole revenue increases in the final quarter of 2008, as overall profits dropped 46%. GE Energy, which...
by Sustainable Brands, January 27, 2009
Jan. 27, 2009 - IBM says it has helped Chinese shipping giant COSCO cut carbon emissions 15% and fuel costs 25% via its new supply chain management consulting service.Through the new Supply Chain...
by Sustainable Brands, January 27, 2009
Jan. 27, 2009 - U.K. grocery chain Sainsbury's says that, by the end of the month, its stores in Scotland will be diverting 100% of their food waste to a biofuels refinery plant, BusinessGreen...
by Sustainable Brands, January 27, 2009
Jan. 27, 2009 - Just 3% of U.K. businesses have a fully automated IT procurement process in place - even though most agree that a more streamlined system would save money and improve environmental...
by Sustainable Brands, January 26, 2009
Jan. 27, 2009 - Best Buy has announced plans to expand its electronics takeback program to all U.S. locations. Starting in February, consumers will be able to bring a limited number of electronic...
by Sustainable Brands, January 26, 2009
Jan., 26, 2009 - Ferrari has flipped the switch on a new photovoltaic installation at its Engine Mechanical Machining facility in Maranello, Italy. The rooftop system, installed by energy company...
by Anonymous, January 26, 2009
Jan. 26, 2009 - Fujitsu Siemens Computers is set to launch what it's billing as a "zero-watt PC" - a computer that draws no power while in standby mode. The new Esprimo Green will make its debut at...
by Sustainable Brands, January 26, 2009
Jan. 26, 2009 - Toyota is giving previously owned hybrids a new lease on life, launching the industry’s first certified used hybrid program. The new Toyota Certified Used Hybrid (TCUH) program aims...
by Anonymous, January 26, 2009
Jan. 26, 2009 - Companies looking for ways to encourage their employees to carpool or take alternative transportation to work now have a new tool at their disposal - a GPS-enabled carbon footprint...
by Anonymous, January 26, 2009
Jan. 26, 2009 - Transurban, a toll road developer with interests in North America and Australia, has formalized its approach to green purchasing, according to the company's latest sustainability...
by Sustainable Brands, January 26, 2009
Jan. 26, 2009 - Grocery distributor Spartan is now packaging its eggs in biodegradable, recyclable molded-fiber cartons instead of Styrofoam. The new cartons are made from recovered newspaper and...
by Anonymous, January 26, 2009
More than half of new green products fail to meet their financial goals in the marketplace. My company, EcoStrategy Group, has compiled a list of the top ten reasons why. By Karen Janowski...
by Anonymous, January 26, 2009
If you're wondering whether you can afford to green your IT operations, you may already be missing out on some major cost-cutting opportunities. By David Eisner For an IT department, making...
by Sustainable Brands, January 25, 2009
What started as a self-serving entry in the Pickens Plan video contest led to an epiphany for one marketing executive. This is the story of his agency's path to understanding that sustainability...
by Anonymous, January 23, 2009
Jan. 23, 2009 - Consumers may be spending less in the down economy, but they're still spending on green products, according to a pair of consumer surveys out this week. A Boston Consulting Group (...
by Sustainable Brands, January 23, 2009
Jan. 23, 2009 - The Combination of Rothes Distillers, a maker of scotch whiskey, has gotten the go-ahead to install at its Speyside, Scotland, facility a biomass power plant fueled partly with by-...
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