Monthly Archives: March 2012
On Tuesday, The Green Room highlighted Growing Power, an inspirational national nonprofit that is training others in sustainable farming in both urban and rural areas.
Today, we highlight one of its training centers: Our School at Blair Grocery, with an excerpt from the school’s outstanding blog.Read more ›
When you are serious about sustainability, farming becomes a primary focus. We are in countries like China, training farmers to use fewer chemicals, and in Costa Rica, where our agronomists work with – and we buy directly from – small- and mid-size farmers.
And we are also in big cities in the U.S., supporting urban farms that are growing healthy, affordable food in sustainable ways.Read more ›
In 2007, few companies were talking about sustainable supply chains. This is puzzling considering that the business case for wasting less is not new, and the concept of supply chain management has been around for decades. Both these elements can go a long way toward making a company’s supply of goods more sustainable.Read more ›
Ron McCormick, Walmart’s senior director of local sourcing, is testifying before the United States Senate Agriculture Committee today, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. ET about our locally grown produce sourcing program and some of the nutrition initiatives we have implemented to encourage greater consumption of healthier foods. Read his testimony below or tune in here to watch it live.Read more ›
Solar panels on a Walmart in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
When it comes to sustainability, we believe in going big and setting ambitious goals that we are committed to attaining, even if we don’t immediately know how we’ll get there.
That’s just what happened in 2005 when we vowed to be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy.Read more ›