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A new year’s shareholder resolution to protect our planet | Sammy Herdman

At Costco’s annual meeting, 69.9% of participating shareholders voted to accelerate reduction of Costco’s carbon emissions, despite the board’s recommendation to the contrary

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Trees for tissues: a trade off that American companies can end | Sammy Herdman

By changing how they make tissue products, American companies can help protect the boreal forest.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

New report: Arizona ranks 11th nationally for big box stores’ rooftop solar potential

Mesa – Big box roofs have big solar potential in the Grand Canyon state, according to a new report from Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Solar on Superstores: Big Roofs, Big Potential for Renewable Energy finds that the combined roofs of Arizona’s big box stores could generate roughly 2,527 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity each year. That would be equivalent to generating enough energy to power 237,300 average American homes, ranking Arizona 11th in the country for big box stores’ rooftop solar potential.

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10 steps Whole Foods can immediately take to reduce single-use plastic | Elizabeth DiSanto

The national chain prides itself on being a green grocer, but is falling short. Here are 10 steps that Whole Foods should take to be more sustainable in the new year.

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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New report: Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ taxes should speed up lagging toxic waste cleanup

WASHINGTON -- For more than 20 years, the federal government’s “Superfund” program aimed at cleaning up toxic waste sites has languished for lack of funding. The program was originally funded by a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries, but those “polluter pays” taxes expired in 1995. When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure package (BIF) into law last month, a polluter pays tax was finally reinstated on chemical industries.

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