Let's encourage the greening of Wal-Mart

Over fifty e-mails were sent to Wal-Mart through our site.

Imagine if Wal-Mart used its famous buying power to bring green building materials and products to Wal-Mart Eco Stores worldwide. Wal-Mart could change the world, again. After learning about Wal-Mart Eco Stores, Work Worth Doing set up an email campaign encouraging our website visitors to support Wal-Mart’s greening efforts. Within a one-year period, over fifty e-mails were sent to Rob Walton, the Chairman of the Board of Wal-Mart and the son of Sam Walton the guy who started Wal-Mart in the first place encouraging to open more eco stores.

The most recent announcements made by Wal-Mart indicate that the giant corporation is going green through its various practices: from energy conservation, to transportation, to procurement practices. We do not claim credit for Wal-Mart’s recent sustainable initiatives, but we’d like to think your emails made a tiny contribution.

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Wal-Mart to label the emissions of its products

Wal-Mart has announced it will require 30 of its suppliers to report on the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the manufacture of their products. It is also establishing a labeling program that reports on the amount of carbon involved in the making of the products. Read the full Financial Times article.

Recent article reveals Wal-Mart’s green strategies

An article in USAToday reports several green initiatives developed by the world’s largest employer. For example, Wal-Mart is the largest purchaser of organic cotton in the U.S. See the article here