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Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

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Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific bans shark fins as air cargo

via Washington Post | Fri September 07, 2012
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says it will stop carrying shark fins as cargo, bowing to pressure from groups concerned about cruelty and possible extinctions as China’s appetite for the delicacy rises.

Johnson & Johnson Announces a Ban on Harmful Chemicals in Products

via Triple Pundit | Mon August 20, 2012
Johnson & Johnson made the landmark announcement this week that it would ban harmful chemicals from their products.

How Some Food Retailers Are Coming to the Rescue of Pigs

Story contains video via Triple Pundit | Wed August 08, 2012
After working with The Humane Society of the United States, many of the largest restaurant chains, grocery stores and food manufacturers have announced policies to eliminate gestation crates from their pork supply chain.

Company Designs Bottle From Great Pacific Garbage Patch Debris

via Wired | Sat August 04, 2012
Somewhere in the vicinity of Hawaii, a huge mass of plastic debris floats in the Pacific. And that’s just a fraction of the waste that’s bobbing around out there. Compared to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” one plastic soap bottle may not seem like much. But if that one bottle is mass produced by soap-maker Method, it could turn out to make a big difference.

KFC-Indonesia suspends purchases from Asia Pulp & Paper due to deforestation

via Greenpeace UK | Mon July 16, 2012
While KFC bosses in Kentucky remain silent on whether it will cut forest destruction out of its supply chain globally, it looks like one country has gotten tired of waiting for headquarters to respond to the Greenpeace campaign.

Media giant Walt Disney to ban junk food ads

via BBC | Mon June 11, 2012
US media giant Walt Disney has said it will ban junk food ads on its TV, radio and online programmes.

New Solar Program From SunEdison Aims to Eradicate Darkness in India

via Triple Pundit | Tue June 05, 2012
As technology improves and concerns continue to rise about energy availability and security, there’s much debate here in the U.S. about what kinds of energy sources governments and utilities should be looking to for future use.

Netherlands’ Repair Cafes Curb Consumerism

via Triple Pundit | Fri May 25, 2012
How awesome is the idea of a repair cafe? Very simply, it is a place you take your old, broken-down items, buy a cup of coffee and get your things fixed so that you can continue using them.

Microsoft Commits to Carbon Neutrality

via Triple Pundit | Wed May 09, 2012
Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company’s new fiscal year. The shift results from three years of internal discussions within the company to improve Microsoft’s carbon footprint and environmental performance.

Momentum builds: Burger King Switches to Cage Free Pork and Eggs

via Mercury News | Fri April 27, 2012
Burger King on Wednesday became the first major U.S. fast-food chain to pledge that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017.

Bar Codes Apps Allow Consumers To Make Socially Conscious Choices

Story contains video via Triple Pundit | Fri April 27, 2012
Consumers are becoming more socially conscious. A Nielsen survey released in March found that 46 percent of global consumers are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that have implemented sustainability programs.

Ford Cuts Global Waste by 100 Million Pounds and Counting

via Triple Pundit | Tue April 24, 2012
Today the Ford Motor Company announced huge successes in cutting waste at its factories and has pledged to ramp up those efforts in the coming years.

Whole Foods to Stop Selling Overfished Species

via Triple Pundit | Sat April 07, 2012
Whole Foods Market found a way to commemorate Earth Day: it will no longer sell wild-caught fish with a “red-rating,” meaning a species is overfished, in its seafood departments, starting this Earth Day (April 22).

Victory! Facebook ‘friends’ renewable energy

Story contains video via Green Peace | Mon December 19, 2011
After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this victory possible!

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