Report: Walmart Is Not Walking the Walk

Date: 12 Mar 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Triple Pundit, March 12, 2012 A report by the Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) entitled “Walmart’s Greenwash” examines the retail giant’s environmental impact and finds that the results are falling far short of the promises. According to senior researcher … Read More

Christopher Mitchell Named One of the Top Public Sector Innovators

Date: 7 Mar 2012 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Since 2002, Government Technology magazine has dedicated its March issue to highlight 25 people across the country who cut through the public sector’s infamous barriers to innovation – tight budgets, organizational inertia, politics as usual, etc. – to reshape government operations for the better. This year, they honored an eclectic group of individuals from government, academia and the private sector who share a willingness to challenge convention and find new answers to long-standing issues. One of those 2012 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers was our very own Chistopher Mitchell!… Read More

Scrap Gap

Date: 7 Mar 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Washington City Paper, March 7, 2012 American University is trying hard to become the city’s least wasteful college. Two years ago, after eliminating trays in the cafeteria to cut down on overeating, AU started composting food scraps, collecting 500 tons … Read More

Walmart: No More Divide and Conquer

Date: 29 Feb 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Story of Stuff, February 29, 2012 Over the past several years, Walmart — the largest retailer in the United States by a factor of, well, a lot — has paraded out a series of sustainability initiatives, from energy efficient … Read More

When Trash Becomes a Resource

Date: 29 Feb 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Forbes, February 29, 2012 Alameda County recently passed a mandatory recycling ordinance in a bid to divert 90 percent of its “readily recyclable and compostable materials” by 2020. Alameda County includes much of the east San Francisco Bay Area, including … Read More

Homegrown Loans

Date: 26 Feb 2012 | posted in: Banking, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Utne Reader, February 2012 Shop local, eat local, travel local. These precepts have enjoyed a grassroots renaissance over the past decade, leading in many cases to healthier food, sturdier products, and more affordable energy. They have also helped communities reduce … Read More

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