Ways That Work Green Top 10 for 2006
- Yahoo! Autos and Environmental Defense create "Green Ratings" for cars.
- Cisco Systems, Inc. pledges $20 million for technology that will cut company travel and carbon emissions.
- Wal-Mart commits to sustainable fish for North American stores.
- PHH Arval and Environmental Defense announce North America's first fleet management program designed to cut emissions and costs.
- Entergy agrees to use offsets and reductions to keep emissions at 20 percent below 2000 levels.
- Xcel Energy plans to build an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant in Colorado.
- Supermarket chain Wegmans and food-services company Bon Appétit announced purchasing standards for farmed salmon.
- Environmental Defense and the Ad Council create the first ever public advertising campaign addressing the threat of global warming.
- Random House, Inc. announces new initiative to increase use of recycled fiber tenfold by 2010, from 3 to 30 percent of paper volume.
- Hybrid trucks adopted by UPS, U.S. Postal Service, Purolator Courier, liquor distributor Charmer Sunbelt, Frito-Lay, and Florida Power & Light.
I would add to this list the companies that have moved their transport fleets onto biodiesel and ethanol; Google and Patagonia amongst others that added solar capacity to their corporate campuses; all the car manufacturers that furthered development of petrol-electric and diesel-electric hybrid drive systems; and anyone else that brought us closer to driving safe, practical and fun cars that get incredible mileage using environmentally friendly, renewable energy sources.
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