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Old 07-19-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Looks like the bottom line has taken notice.



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companies with similar commitments on biodiversity include Walmart (Acres for America initiative), Coca Cola (water neutral by 2020) and BC Hydro (no net incremental ecological impact).
In addition to minimizing and mitigating adverse impacts, business can also generate revenue from conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries all depend on healthy ecosystems to ensure healthy profits.
Green goes mainstream: Biodiversity is climbing the corporate agenda
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:46 AM   #2
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One day, we will be charged big time for water. Water shortages aren't isolated occurrences any more. The cost of everything is sky rocketing. Companies that don't brace for what's on the horizon will be out of business. I think what they're doing is a good thing for the long haul but.... I wish they wouldn't refer to it as green going mainstream... it's business as usual and the push is still on consumerism and the bottom line.... increase that profit margin while launching a new ad campaign appealing to our newly created need to buy "green".
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Water neutral impossible?

IRC- Coca-Cola - Got Drought? Build a Coca-Cola Bottling Plant!

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Someone Forgot to Tell the Indians

Even though the Coca-Cola company announced it would not use the controversial term "water neutral" in February this year, Coca-Cola India officials have not only continued using the term, they have even one-upped the concept - water positive!

Coca-Cola faces significant community opposition in Kala Dera in north India and a Coca-Cola funded study has recommended the plant's closure because of the company's significant contribution to the water shortages in the area.

Initially, Coca-Cola blamed the lack of rainfall in the area for the water shortages.

The area does indeed receive low rainfall (less than 600 mm annually) which begs the question as to why the company built a bottling plant in a low-rain, drought prone, desert area in the first place. Nine of the last twenty six years have been drought years in Kala Dera and just a little bit of common sense would suggest that this would be the last place on earth to build a water guzzling Coca-Cola bottling plant.
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BC Hydro - Climate Change & Environmental Impact

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To progress towards our goal of ‘no net incremental environmental impact’, air, land and water metrics were developed and tested at fourteen sites in fiscal 2009. This data will be used in fiscal 2010 and combined with additional information to create a complete set of baseline impacts.
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