Friday, July 17, 2009

Wal-mart is the green leader, again

Wal-mart has done it again, confounding critics by leading the sustainability revolution.

Next up for Wal-mart: broad sustainability information on product labels, using standardized measures of things like carbon footprint, water use, etc.

Elitists who hate Wal-mart and doubt their green credentials are just going to have to get over it. We should celebrate leadership where it exists, not where biases suggest it "ought" to be.

2 comments:

Dustin said...

Go Walmart. I believe that they can pull this off too, being the largest retailer in the world. My guess is that not only will it push for the production of more sustainable products, but it will also make Walmart alot of money.

E.O. Carp said...

I hate to break it to you but whenever a new Wally world is built they ignore best management practices with regards to the runoff on their sites during and after construction in the very real assumption that nobody will check up on them and follow through with fines.

They have helped to contribute to the denigration of many inland water ways by doing this. Willfully no less.