28 Nov '14, 7pm

One more reason we need to make change at Wal-Mart: they're polluting the climate more than ever. #walmarts…

One more reason we need to make change at Wal-Mart: they're polluting the climate more than ever. #walmarts…

Walmart’s flagrant labor abuses have been well-documented, as have the effects of its sprawling big-box stores on town centers and small retailers. But less well-known is how much the mega-retailer is doing to wreak havoc with the world’s climate. In greenwashing on an epic scale , the company has been making a lot of noise in the press over its pledges and occasional projects to reduce carbon emissions. The company’s chief executive proclaimed in 2005 that “every company has a responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases as quickly as it can.” Which is nice rhetoric. But apparently Walmart doesn’t think it falls into the same bucket as “every company.” Eight years into the retailer’s self-professed love affair with the environment, a new report [PDF] by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance lays bare its hypocrisy: Walmart is significantly growing its carbon footpr...

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