Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
We're proud to partner with Safeway for our Earth Day contest! Not only have they provided some *amazing* prizes - an organic school garden, a BBQ for a whole class, and five $100 cash prizes - but they are also major trend setters in sustainability.
They were the first grocery store chain in the U.S. to ban "pink slime". You can check out the YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/bzjEurReduE
Safeway has also done a lot to "green" their operations and the suppliers with whom they do business. “Safeway has worked very hard to bring more sustainable food choices to the communities we serve,” says Safeway Vice President of Sustainability, Christy Consler. “Our sourcing team works to provide locally grown, natural, and organic choices throughout our retail outlets, and our consumer brands provide a wide variety of healthy, affordable, and more environmentally responsible food choices for families.” You can learn even more about their sustainability efforts by visit here.
Your local Safeway-owned store may be Vons, Dominick's, Pavilions, Randalls, or Tom Thumb. Wherever you find them, you will find a partner in creating a green, healthy lifestyle. Many thanks to Safeway for supporting the Go Green Initiative on Earth Day, and everyday!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Prizes? Oh, we’ve got prizes – about $10,000 worth of them! Students can compete for $2,500 in cash prizes or $7,000 worth of other cool stuff like DVD’s, t-shirts, water bottles, and even a ride in stagecoach. Really…what says “I love the Earth” more than riding down Main St. in a stagecoach? J
All joking aside, this contest will challenge you to learn about the most basic things your community needs to thrive: water, food and energy. You may find that your community does a great job managing these systems, or you may find that you’ve got suggestions for improvement. In either case, we want to see your videos, photos, poems, essays, artwork, rap songs, or interpretative dance – whatever floats your boat. Put those items in a “Glog”, and enter for your chance to win. For all the details, visit: http://ow.ly/9PoHO
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
As sustainability practices continue to mature, recent events and trends have set the stage for significant shifts in 2012. Brighter Planet, a leading sustainability technology company, forecasts five big transformations in how leading organizations will address sustainability in the coming year. From shareholder demands to employee engagement, big companies are no longer able to simply “green wash” their way to being considered a good, green enterprise. Data on carbon emissions is now merely a baseline measurement, and sustainability leaders are looking to water impacts and adaptation strategies as climate change is embraced as our inevitable future. Tune in on Friday, March 2, from 9-10a.m. Pacific/Noon-1p.m. Eastern to hear Brighter Planet CEO, Patti Prairie, discuss the top five corporate sustainability trends to watch in 2012 on www.VoiceAmerica.com