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Three Step Approach to Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A 2010 year in review revealed a growing emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions in the supply chain.  More progressive companies, similar in action to IBM and Wal-Mart, have begun to evaluate inbound supply and their organizational role in the overall supply chain from an expanded perspective.   Our sustainability consulting experiences revealed that, in 2010, business sustainability action resulted in strategic

Sustainability 2011: Measuring our Results, Helping Customers Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

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In 2010, Verizon improved its carbon efficiency by more than 15 percent. This year, we plan to improve carbon efficiency by an additional 15 percent.
 
Our decision to announce a sustainability goal publically is new for Verizon. In the past, we’ve chosen to talk about results we have achieved, rather than focus on what we plan to do.
 

SAP Saves Millions By Becoming More Sustainable

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)WALLDORF, Germany — May 2, 2011 SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today released its quarterly sustainability update. Thecompany shared that it has saved approximately EUR 170 million between 2008 and today as a result of focused sustainability initiatives.

New Carbon Intensity Metric Quantifies the Impact of Verizon’s Green Initiative​s

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You’ve read and heard a lot from Verizon about all the things we’re doing to become a greener company. Things like adding hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles to our fleet, requiring vendors to make new network equipment 20 percent more energy efficient, encouraging customers to switch to paperless billing and more. The idea behind it all is to reduce Verizon’s carbon footprint and enable our network of customers and suppliers to do the same. 

So, how are we doing?

SAP's Carbon Exploration: Your Personal Green Scorecard for Green Living

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How do you measure success is green living? 

How to Be a Guilty Environmentalist

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Becoming an environmentally conscientious person is a slippery slope of guilt and anxiety: each time I have taken a step towards trimming my carbon footprint I find that it never seems to be enough. When turning off lights and recycling cans was no longer enough I switched to vegetarianism, and once there I next had to start worrying about how much I fly. Now I am ashamed even just thinking about my food miles and water footprint, and I feel a pang of guilt every time I buy exotic fruit.

Think Globally, Act Locally

How to address climate change and actually make a difference
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Anne-Franziska Sinner examines the many ways global climate treaties are dependent on local action, and getting this kind of action started takes more than just educating the public. It also takes creating incentives that appeal to different kinds of people, and understanding that making environmental progress ultimately means changing our ways.

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Anne-Franziska Sinner examines the many ways global climate treaties are dependent on local action, and getting this kind of action started takes more than just educating the public. It also takes creating incentives that appeal to different kinds of people, and understanding that making environmental progress ultimately means changing our ways.

Walking Your Green Talk this Holiday Season

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy

Book Discussion: Out of the Cage by Burt and Marjorie Liebert

Come join us! Together we can build A New World! Sponsored by World Centric and the Humanist Community
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Sponsored by World Centric and the Humanist Community: 

Come join us! Together we can build A New World!
 
A discussion based on the new book, Out of the Cage
 
Discussion Leaders: Burt and Marjorie Liebert, Authors
 
Out of the Cage is a creative story of dedicated pioneers who set out to build a carbon-neutral, sustainable economy. It is a handbook for you and me to create a truly glorious society.
 
Admission is free and open to the public.
 
Thursday, October 28 7:30 PM
World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 
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Sponsored by World Centric and the Humanist Community: 

Come join us! Together we can build A New World!
 
A discussion based on the new book, Out of the Cage
 
Discussion Leaders: Burt and Marjorie Liebert, Authors
 
Out of the Cage is a creative story of dedicated pioneers who set out to build a carbon-neutral, sustainable economy. It is a handbook for you and me to create a truly glorious society.
 
Admission is free and open to the public.
 
Thursday, October 28 7:30 PM
World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 

Greening the Supply Chain

Approaching Carbon Reduction by Engaging Your Suppliers
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Mary Tortorice, Vice President & Deputy Counsel, Sears Holdings Corporations, will present a retailer’s perspective on measuring and mitigating carbon footprint.  Sears Holdings Corporation is the 4th largest retailer in the nation and operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  Daniel Lawson, Sustainable Innovation Manager, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., will present the journey in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mary Tortorice, Vice President & Deputy Counsel, Sears Holdings Corporations, will present a retailer’s perspective on measuring and mitigating carbon footprint.  Sears Holdings Corporation is the 4th largest retailer in the nation and operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  Daniel Lawson, Sustainable Innovation Manager, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., will present the journey in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

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