Sustainability


Message from Mars: How to institutionalize sustainability

Message from Mars: How to institutionalize sustainability Erica Hauver Monday, June 18, 2018 – 1:59am Mars has generated numerous headlines by committing $1 billion to achieve the company’s Sustainable in a Generation Plan. A billion dollars is a lot of money, even for Mars. But leaving aside the substantial funding, the announcement could be seen […]

Storm King Show to Focus on Climate Change in 2018

Storm King Show to Focus on Climate Change in 2018 By DANIEL McDERMON DEC. 14, 2017 A rendering of Mary Mattingly’s proposed work using tropical trees for “Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,” which will open at Storm King Art Center in May. Credit Mary Mattingly Storm King Art Center is best known for its grand landscape […]

Cape Town’s Water Crisis Should Be a Warning to the World

Cape Town’s Water Crisis Should Be a Warning to the World Jonah Shepp February 6, 2018 Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million people, is just weeks away from becoming the world’s first major city to run entirely out of water — but of course, it won’t be the last. South Africa’s second-largest […]

Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

Cape Town may seem a world away but it is not. Climate change is to blame for the drought in Cape Town and similar situations will abound near and far if we are not mindful of the limits of our planet in warmer world. Cape Town is a city of 4 million people. Homes with […]

In green communications, fear and hope have different uses

In green communications, fear and hope have different uses Yu-Kang Lee and Chun-Tuan Chang Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 2:15am Fear and hope are opposing emotions that are frequently employed in social-issues marketing, and particularly when communicating the threat of climate change. But are there instances in communicating issues relative to climate change where one […]

Enlightened self-interest as a tool in sustainability leadership

Over the last couple weeks I have added several articles on different ways businesses are working on climate change. The running theme is you can’t go it alone. Consider the partnership of Proctor and Gamble teaming up with NGO TerraCycle to reduce waste “by creating the Ocean Plastic Bottle for P&G’s line of Fairy dish […]

TerraCycle, P&G partner in a love-hate relationship with trash

TerraCycle, P&G partner in a love-hate relationship with trash Anya Khalamayzer Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 12:00am Tom Szaky, the Hungarian-born CEO and founder of TerraCycle, dreams of chewing gum, cigarette butts and ocean plastic. His Trenton, New Jersey-based company aims to accelerate the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, a breakthrough in materials science, energy storage and other […]

How Mars and Walmart illustrate the future of sustainability

How Mars and Walmart illustrate the future of sustainability Peter Seligmann Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 2:00am Sustainability carries a lot of buzz these days, whether you’re talking about choices in food, business plans or personal lifestyles. But when Mars Inc. uncovered a troubling flaw in its supply chain, sustainability became an imperative for the […]

What midsize firms can learn from Organic Valley’s community solar deal

What midsize firms can learn from Organic Valley’s community solar deal Heather Clancy Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 2:14am In the scheme of things, the power purchase agreement disclosed last month by dairy cooperative Organic Valley isn’t very big — slightly less than 13 megawatts of solar in phase one of the project. That’s exactly […]

Packaging’s role in Walmart’s Project Gigaton

Packaging’s role in Walmart’s Project Gigaton Tony Kingsbury Monday, October 16, 2017 – 1:26am Earlier this year, around Earth Day, Walmart announced an ambitious plan to work with its supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by one gigaton. I decided to run the numbers to see what role source reduction, specifically in Walmart’s […]