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Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

via Forbes | Tue November 29, 2011
Somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean, seventy million reef sharks are saying thank you in their own sharky language.

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

via Economic Times | Sun November 20, 2011
Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain.

Virgin claims its new jet fuel will have half the carbon footprint of others

via Gizmag | Thu October 13, 2011
Virgin Atlantic Airways is planning to capture gases from steel mills, to create a new low-carbon jet fuel.

Wal-Mart Takes Another Step Towards Food Sustainability

via Triple Pundit | Wed August 31, 2011
It appears that retail giant Wal-Mart is ready to take another step on its sustainability journey. Sources within the food industry are reporting that Wal-Mart is planning to begin collecting data from its fruit and vegetable vendors in order to assess the sustainability of their operations.

Teatulia: A tea company helps lift a village out of poverty

via CNN | Tue July 05, 2011
For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.

World’s largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact

via Mongbay | Fri April 29, 2011
The world's largest meat processor has agreed to stop buying beef from ranches associated with slave labor and illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to the public prosecutor's office in the state of Acre.

Google is Building the World’s Largest Solar Tower Power Plant

via Reuters | Wed April 13, 2011
The solar investments from Google just keep on comin’, and this time, it’s a biggie. On Monday afternoon, the search giant announced its largest investment in renewable energy to date: $168 million into one of the first utility-scale solar projects being built by startup BrightSource Energy in California’s Mojave Desert.

KFC dumps palm oil due to health, environmental concerns

via MongaBay | Sun April 10, 2011
KFC said it is making the change due to health and climate concerns. Palm oil is high is saturated fat and has been associated with destruction of carbon-dense peatlands and rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia.

GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

via Forbes | Thu April 07, 2011
GE announced Thursday that it’s planning to go big in solar panel manufacturing and will build the largest solar panel factory in the U.S., with an annual capacity of 400 megawatts of production of thin-film solar when it is up and running in 2013.

McDonald’s Sets Long-Term Sustainable Beef, Coffee Plans

via Green Biz | Sat March 12, 2011
McDonald's has laid out a plans to move to more sustainable meat, coffee and packaging.

Costco Steps Up Sustainable Seafood Policy

via Triple Pundit | Fri March 04, 2011
In a “stunning win for the oceans,” Costco recently stepped up its Sustainable Seafood policies. Improving on voluntary changes announced last August, Costco issued its Seafood and Sustainability Report agreeing to stop selling 12 red-listed varieties of fish.

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