Wal-Mart Going Green

By Michele Cruz |Staff Writer|

Wal-Mart claims they are going green and saving the environment with new energy saving ideas for the company.

“We are recycling more and we want to save the environment” said Lety, Fontana Wal-Mart manager.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Wal-Mart is saving millions by profiting on environmentally friendly practices. The company claims to lower carbon emissions, conserve energy and reduce land fill waste.

“America’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is setting the example by launching a green jobs council in partnership with many of its leading suppliers of goods and services, all in an effort to help rebuild and retool America’s workforce,” said Catherine Corley, Vice President of Small Business for Sam’s Club.

According to Corley, a green business can be defined as an organization that tries to meet social, economic and environmental impacts. Corley says businesses do so by conserving energy, recycling and buying locally.

“Wal-Mart is leaning away from sending ads in the mail to save the environment,” said Paul Jones, San Bernardino Wal-Mart Manger.

Wal-Mart Chief Executive, Lee Scott, told MSNBC that within 10 years the company wants to increase fuel efficiency in truck fleets by 25 percent, reduce greenhouse gases by 20 percent and reduce energy at stores by 30 percent.

Scott said that Wal-Mart wants to cut solid waste from U.S stores and Sam’s Club by 25 percent in three years

According to Scott Wal-Mart will start with experimental stores in McKinney, Texas.

Wal-Mart does not disclose employees last names when talking to the press in order to protect the company