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Walmart Pledges $10 Million To Support “Made In The USA” Products

Walmart Pledges $10 Million To Support “Made In The USA” Products

At the recent United States Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Walmart executives announced a new plan to invest in American businesses. Long criticized for importing the vast

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Shocking Animal Abuse Caught on Tape at Walmart Pork Supplier

Shocking Animal Abuse Caught on Tape at Walmart Pork Supplier

Throughout September and October, an undercover activist recorded footage at a former Tyson Foods farm in Oklahoma that is certain to turn your stomach and wrench your heart. The footage released on

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Walmart Produces More Solar Energy than Any Other U.S. Retailer

Walmart Produces More Solar Energy than Any Other U.S. Retailer

Mega-retailer Walmart has crowned the roofs of their retail locations with enough photovoltaic panels to blast past 39 entire American states with their combined solar capacity. As photovoltaics become

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Walmart Launches Line of $10 LED Bulbs

Walmart Launches Line of $10 LED Bulbs

Niloo / Shutterstock.com With energy-saving, bill-reducing LED light bulbs often selling at anywhere from $20-$60, it can be difficult to take the leap and transition from incandescent or CFL. Walmart,

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Walmart to Phase Out Some Toxic Chemicals Used in Cosmetics and Cleaners

Walmart to Phase Out Some Toxic Chemicals Used in Cosmetics and Cleaners

Photo by Shutterstock Mega-retailer Walmart announced Thursday that it will soon require suppliers to phase out 10 toxic chemicals from cosmetics, household cleaners, fragrances and personal care

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Sweatshop Protesters Slam Gap, Walmart’s Bangladesh Safety Plan as a “Sham”

Sweatshop Protesters Slam Gap, Walmart’s Bangladesh Safety Plan as a “Sham”

In the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of 1,129 garment workers, many clothing retailers—including H&M and Zara signed the Accord on Fire & Building

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Walmart Fined $81 Million for Dumping Hazardous Waste in California, Missouri

Walmart Fined $81 Million for Dumping Hazardous Waste in California, Missouri

Image via Shutterstock Walmart just admitted to dumping toxic hazardous waste materials throughout California and in Missouri. The retail giant will pay an $81 million fine as part of a plea agreement

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Walmart and Gap Still Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Workers’ Safety Accord

Walmart and Gap Still Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Workers’ Safety Accord

In the weeks following the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse that killed 1,127 workers -- one of the worst tragedies in the history of the garment industry -- more than 30 of the world's leading

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Grand Canyon Uranium Mine as Big as a Walmart Parking Lot to Proceed Despite Obama Ban

Grand Canyon Uranium Mine as Big as a Walmart Parking Lot to Proceed Despite Obama Ban

Grand Canyon photo from Shutterstock A Canadian company has received federal approval to proceed with a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon despite a ban put in place by President Obama last year.

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Walmart Pledges to Buy $50 Billion in American-Made Products Over Next 10 Years

Walmart Pledges to Buy $50 Billion in American-Made Products Over Next 10 Years

Walmart, the world’s #1 retailer, recently announced plans to increase domestic sourcing of its products. Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s annual BIG Show on Tuesday, Walmart CEO Bill

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Walmart Toots its Own Horn with Release of Sustainability Report

Walmart Toots its Own Horn with Release of Sustainability Report

On Monday, Walmart released its annual Global Responsibility Report highlighting the corporate behemoth's progress towards meeting sustainability goals. Just how green is Walmart? On many counts, Walmart

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Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Yesterday Walmart announced the installation of six more solar projects in Denver, Colorado, bringing the total number of Walmart’s solar power installations to 100. The rooftop solar installations,

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Institute for Local Self-Reliance Calls Walmart’s Sustainability Campaign Greenwashing

Institute for Local Self-Reliance Calls Walmart’s Sustainability Campaign Greenwashing

Walmart's Sustainability Campaign is now in its seventh year, and according to a new report by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the retail giant's progress has been less than stellar: "At its

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Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake

Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake

When the world's largest retailer says it is doing something to make people healthier, we listen. Walmart announced this week that they are reducing fat, sugar and sodium in their private-label foods, and

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Walmart Will Use Electronic “Smart” Tags to Track Clothing

Walmart Will Use Electronic “Smart” Tags to Track Clothing

If you thought there wasn't already enough to get riled up over when it came to Walmart, here comes news that this big-box retailer will soon be employing "smart" tags to manage their inventory. While

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Walmart Announces It Will Cut 20 Million Tons of Greenhouse Gases

Walmart Announces It Will Cut 20 Million Tons of Greenhouse Gases

Wal-Mart announced today their goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain. According to the mega-retailer, these changes will be equivalent to

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H&M & Walmart Trashing Unsold Clothes That Could be Donated to Charity

H&M & Walmart Trashing Unsold Clothes That Could be Donated to Charity

We just came upon some news that got us boiling mad - according to the New York Times, H&M and Walmart have been using box cutters and other sharp objects to slash and mutilate their unsold clothing stock

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The $300 Green Linux PC from WalMart!

The $300 Green Linux PC from WalMart!

Fancy a lean green computing machine this holiday season? If all you need is the basics, check out the eco-friendly $300 dollar Everex's TC2502 gPC Ubuntu Linux PC- it's compact, cheap, and a great

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WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

How Green is that Laptop? Ask Walmart. Walmart knows its own power. Following the release of a packaging sustainability scorecard last year, Walmart has followed up with a call to the consumer

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WALMART GOES FLUORESCENT

WALMART GOES FLUORESCENT

It can be easy to bad-mouth Wal-Mart, but according to the New York Times the megaretailer is getting behind compact fluorescent bulbs in a big way this year, with the goal to get them into at least 100

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Need a Whole Piglet in a Hurry?

Need a Whole Piglet in a Hurry?

Some days the grocery store is more arresting than you might expect. For Twitter user @wadaitweet, the sight of a whole, shrink-wrapped and frozen suckling pig at a supermarket in Japan was Tweet-worthy.

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Where to Pee and Other Day-to-Day Challenges for Eco Road Warriors

Where to Pee and Other Day-to-Day Challenges for Eco Road Warriors

1. Food This is an obvious one, but conscientious and green-minded consumers won't want to settle for any old food on the road. Unless you plan ahead, you'll end up eating at Starbucks and Chipotle

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Giraffe Killed After Slamming Head into a Highway Overpass Due to Negligent Caretakers

Giraffe Killed After Slamming Head into a Highway Overpass Due to Negligent Caretakers

A poor giraffe was killed after striking its head on a freeway overpass while being transported in an open container down a South African highway. The animal’s owner was moving two giraffes in Pretoria,

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Charming ‘oon’ Power Outlets Replace Ugly Plastic Cords for the Home and Office

Charming ‘oon’ Power Outlets Replace Ugly Plastic Cords for the Home and Office

The oon is a new type of multi-outlet power cord for living. Combining logical function and thoughtful design, it beautifully organizes plugs and blocky adapters that are ubiquitous in our lives. Three

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You’ll Never Look at Fast Food Vegetables the Same Way After Reading This

You’ll Never Look at Fast Food Vegetables the Same Way After Reading This

Temporary workers are supposed to be contracted for a short period of time - but companies are increasingly using temp work as a way to circumvent labor standards and exploit workers. Reporters from

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Organic Food May Not Be as Organic as You Think

Organic Food May Not Be as Organic as You Think

When it comes to organic foods, the labels you see at the grocery store might not be as straightforward as you expect. You might assume those organic apples were grown without antibiotics, but the USDA

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Now You Can Buy Solar Panels at 60 Best Buy Stores Across the United States

Now You Can Buy Solar Panels at 60 Best Buy Stores Across the United States

Consumers heading down to their local Best Buy for a new laptop or microwave will now be able to pick up solar panels as well. Best Buy and SolarCity have announced a new partnership to sell off-the-shelf

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San Francisco’s Fancy New Clothing Donation Bins to Help Divert Waste from Landfills

San Francisco’s Fancy New Clothing Donation Bins to Help Divert Waste from Landfills

Clothing donation bins are nothing new but San Francisco wants to encourage more drop offs to eliminate unneeded waste in its landfills. In a mission to entice more residents to donate clothes the

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Green Design Predictions for 2014

Green Design Predictions for 2014

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org I think it's going to be the year when it finally hits home that we've got to keep most fossil fuel

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California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year

California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year

Last year, California residents installed more rooftop solar capacity in one year than in the previous thirty combined! In 2013 alone, the state added a whopping 1,000 megawatts of solar capacity to their

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