25 Apr '11, 2pm

Making Conservation as Common as McDonald's

Making Conservation as Common as McDonald's

is on his way out, you may have heard. It's high time that a corporation stopped using a clown to market to kids, right? That doesn't mean my kids still don't ask for McDonald's, and that I don't cave in once in a while. What if, however, true green practices and conservation were as common as McDonald's? The burger (and increasingly gourmet coffee) chain is starting to construct more energy efficient, LEED-certified buildings. Does this make McDonald's the next green giant? Not really. San Francisco has banned Happy Meals . One study found that a cheeseburger, French fries, and Sprite has half a day’s calories and saturated fat, and about two days’ worth of sugar. But, again, what if. As explained by GreenSource , which covers the world of sustainable building: The latest green McDonald's in Riverside, California , is slated for gold certification under the U.S. Green Bui...

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