Tag: water

Sports sustainability gurus share their all-star plays | GreenBiz

Back in 2008, when the US Tennis Association launched an ambitious effort to lower the environmental impact of its mammoth US Open event, it turned out to be nearly impossible to find a vendor to supply enough recycled paper napkins,…

How recovering water from fresh potatoes helps a PepsiCo chips factory turn off the taps | Corporate Knights

For PepsiCo, one of the world’s biggest makers of potato chips, the key to producing the crispiest chips possible is all about driving moisture out of raw potatoes. Paradoxically, though, potatoes are made up mostly of water. At a Walkers…

Starbucks’ green scorecard: A few full cups, two half empty | GreenBiz

Starbucks’ latest self-assessment of the impact of its operations on the globe — measured in terms of energy, the environment, communities and agriculture — reflects healthy progress, moderated by a dash of frustration on some challenging fronts. Call it: A…

Meet the Change Makers: Tiffany’s Diamonds and Gold Get Greenish Sparkle With Stance Against Pebble Mine | OnEarth

Q&A with the jewelry seller’s CEO, Michael J. Kowalski Most businesses hungrily pursue new sources of vital raw materials. Tiffany & Co., by contrast, has begun to forge a different path. In the last several years, the company has taken…

Meet the Change Makers: Steering Ford Toward Sustainability | OnEarth

A focus on efficiency helps Ford pull away from the Detroit pack. Executive Sue Cischke explains how. In the long history of U.S. automakers, green strategy and profitability have rarely gone hand in hand –until, that is, Henry Ford’s great-grandson…

Meet the Change Makers: The New Pepsi Challenge | OnEarth

Bringing sustainability to the soda and snack food aisles Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of OnEarth Q&As with business leaders who are transforming their industries. Since the days when Pepsi challenged Coke to a long-running public taste-off, the cola wars have…