by Sarah Shaffer
This last week I was sick, so sick I couldn’t get off the couch. So in order to feel like I was being productive in the way of work, I read a lot and I found an uplifting piece of information in a newsletter from the Environmental Defense Fund I wanted to share.
Walmart has committed new 2025 sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 18%. Sourcing 50% percent of its energy from renewables, and expand its zero net deforestation program. It has also made the transformational pledge to cut a billion tons (yes a billion) of emissions from its global supply chain by 2030 which is more than Germany’s annual emissions.
It is my personal take based on this information that Walmart understood our environmental situation and decided to take action. The EDF assisted Walmart with creating their new sustainability goals.
The Environmental Defense Fund is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that has been around since 1967. They help fight global warming, protect endangered species, restore our oceans, clean up toxic pollution, and promote tough health and safety standards for clean air and clean water. You can find more information about this organization at their website, click on the link at the top of the article.