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Big-box retail stores lead surge of solar installations in U.S.

September 12th, 2012

A growing number of major U.S. companies, led by the nation’s largest big-box retailers, are installing rooftop solar power systems to help cut energy costs and increase profits, a new report says. According to the report, released by the Solar Energ…

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Greenpeace targets Costco for selling ‘red-listed’ seafood

June 30th, 2010

Citing the company’s lack of a transparent and meaningful sustainable seafood policy, Greenpeace launched the next phase of its sustainable seafood campaign today targeting Costco. Greenpeace said that even though Costco tells its shareholders and customers that it supports sustainable seafood, it sells 15 of the 22 “red-listed” seafoods including two of the world’s most critically imperiled species: orange roughy and Chilean sea bass.

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Greenpeace releases seafood report card; Target now best for sustainability

April 28th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Greenpeace released its fourth seafood “sustainability scorecard” today, which showed that the supermarket chain Target has moved up from fourth place to receive the top ranking.

Wegmans, last year’s winner for best seafood sustainability practices, inched down to second place. Whole Foods Markets remained at third place.

Safeway and Ahold USA (Stop and Shop and Giant stores) rounded out the top five stores in the rankings, which rate the stores based on how well they are monitoring the seafood they sell to keep threatened and over-fished species off the market.

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Green Grades report gives FedEx Office and Office Depot good marks for paper practices

August 27th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Just in time for the new school year, an environmental watchdog group has issued a report card on paper retailers with forest-friendly policies.

ForestEthics, a Canadian-US non-profit founded in 2000, and the Dogwood Alliance, a defender of Southern US forests based in Asheville, N.C., collaborated on the third annual Green Grades report, which placed FedEx Office and Office Depot at the top of their class.

FedEx Office received an A- and Office Depot a B. Staples got a B- and Office Max a C in the group’s evaluation of the office retail sector.

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Label-reading, it could lead to other compulsions…

January 12th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Like so many environmentally aware, or environmentally “sensitive”, people, I am an inveterate label reader. I know the sugar and fiber content of an array of packaged foods, from Frosted Mini-Wheats (the high fiber somewhat redeems the sugar) to Haagen Daz (good flavor with that sat fat).

As with any addiction, there’s been some collateral damage to family relationships. Only the brave and highly motivated will go grocery shopping with me. And there’s been bleed over. Having read most of the labels, I’m seeking new highs by evaluating the packaging.

This week I was distressed to find that inside my large box of crackers (from Costco) were six more boxes of crackers, each containing the different variety promised on the main container box. I don’t know what I thought would be in there. Not a jumble of crackers. But it sure seemed like some sort of paper band could have held all these boxes together, instead of the extra outer box.

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