Verizon Wireless needs to reconsider its “Friends and Family” feature–or, even better, it should withdraw its support for Massey’s Energy’s outrageously bogus “Friends of America” rally on Labor Day Weekend.
Do 87 million Verizon Wireless customers, stockholders, and its Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility department know that their company is a co-sponsor of next week’s climate-change-denying union-busting pro-mountaintop removal rally organized by Massey Energy in Logan, West Virginia? Here”s the link.
(And what about Greenebaum Doll and McDonald, another sponsor, “a top 200 trademark law firm”–look for your most surprising sponsor.)
Does the Environmental Defense Fund, which recognized Verizon’s Green Initiatives–to save energy, support solar and other renewable energy sources, and lower its greenhouse gas emissions–know that Verizon Wireless is sponsoring the featured speaker, Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who is one of the most infamous global warming-deniers?
On its Green Press kit site, Verizon touts “environmental stewardship is ingrained in Verizon’s heritage, and the company prides itself on having a positive influence on the environment in whic南京休闲会所论坛
This article is based on a speech presented to the Canadian SRI Forum June 20, 2011, and the IAC Conference July 8, 2011.
About two months ago, Joel Makower posted a story titled “Green Marketing Is Over.” Makower believes green marketing as we know it has failed us — the great green consumer revolution simply hasn’t materialized, and green products continue to limp along as niche players.
All this, despite growing evidence that green products are hitting the mark as far as price and quality are concerned. It’s perception that’s killing them.
Nowhere is this more true than in socially responsible investing. Look at index after index, and you see SRI funds that consistently outperform their non-green counterparts. It’s easy to understand why, if you con爱上海
The United States consumes more canned tuna than any other country in the world, and ranks in the top three seafood species eaten here. As a cheap source of protein, families all over the country have relied on canned tuna for decades. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize the damage many of America’s “trusted tuna brands” are doing to our oceans. Some are even failing to ensure ethical issues that plague the industry are addressed, like human rights abuses at sea.
As the seafood industry gathers in Boston this week for its annual expo, the leaders and laggards of the U.S. canned tuna market have become more apparent than ever. On March 9th, Greenpeace released its first-ever canned tuna ranking in the U.S., which examined 14 well-known brands and concluded that most do not have adequate measures in place to address the sustainability or human welfare and labor issues plaguing the industry.
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People love puppies. But all too often — and in so many cruel ways — these animals are betrayed by the very breeders who raise them. These breeding facilities are called puppy mills, where female breeding dogs are kept in close confinement and forced to bear litter after litter without any break for their bodies to recover. Once they can no longer produce puppies, these mothers are often killed. Adult breeding dogs and puppies are typically kept in cages with wire flooring that can injure their paws and legs.
Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills, though families who eventually buy these puppies in pet stores don’t know their purchase feeds the profit-making machine that keeps puppy mills in business.
That’s why we stood proudly with the New York City Council last week as they admirably addressed this issue head-on. By an overwhelming margin, the Council passed groundbreaking legislation — Intro. 55-A, Intro. 136-A and Intro. 146-A — that will put effective and enforceable pressure on commercial breeders to substantially improve the lives of thousands of dogs currently languishing in puppy mills in this country.
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