Walmart goes gigantic, launches Project Gigaton

Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, made headlines recently as it launched its Project Gigaton, an effort to help its supply chain go green and cut by a billion metric tons its carbon footprint. 

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How US companies are going solar massively

This week I am starting a ten-month series based on articles I wrote for my Operations classes for my MBA at Presidio Graduate School. Hope you will like this series !

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Lego to ditch oil for its bricks

I have played with Lego bricks all my childhood, something that sparked my curiosity and inventivity. But as they are made of oil, and the age of oil is going to an close. Plus climate change urges to act. So what to do ?

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The Meat Eater’s Guide

If on your way towards sustainability you are wondering what’s the best meat to eat climate-wise, here is just what you need. The US Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a Meat Eater’s Guide with a full report and an infographic. There you will find a lot of information of what is your best source of … Read more

Towards sustainability, reloaded : transport

(Word of caution : this is a repost from an old series) For the fourth installment of these series – see the previous articles on heating, electricity and water– I would like to propose you a selection of the best tips to help you using less your car.

Doing so is good for your health, your budget, your community and our common environment. It is also one of the most efficient step to cut your greenhouse gases emissions.

Spring is the best moment to do so as the weather is becoming more clement and allows to get back on our bikes. It is also the best way to prepare for summer.

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Which kind of booze is best for the Planet ?

This was the question asked recently by the Mother Jones Network. Albeit the article is for US based readers, it brings interesting details for global readers who like to party or simply pour themselves a stiff one. Indeed, regarding greenhouse gases emissions and climate change: ” beer beats tequila” and ” whiskey tops rum”.It is … Read more

Green lifestyle tips from our grandparents

To the Mother Nature Network : ” Our grandparents (or great-grandparents) — children of the Great Depression — could teach us a thing or two about going green on a budget. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without, (…) “ Their carbon footprint was uber-small — they used less water, less fuel, … Read more

The carbon footprint of the Football World Cup

Since Friday millions of people – me included – are following the 2010 Football FIFA World Cup which is taking place this year in South Africa. It will last one full month. This event will have according to EU Infrastructure a carbon footprint of 2.7 millions tons of carbon dioxide. Out of this 1.9 million tons … Read more

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