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Don’t Waste This Chance

— By Ray Hatch — Turn changing regulations into new opportunities. As cities and states begin pushing harder toward their zero-waste goals, new regulations are being put into effect that will change the way businesses operate. For restaurants and food…

The Vineyards to Open in Spring 2019 With Sustainable Features & Fixtures

Porter Ranch, Calif. — With opening a couple months away, The Vineyards already is generating anticipation as Southern California’s newest upscale and pedestrian-friendly shopping and entertainment center. What’s more, The Vineyards will also feature some of the region’s latest and…

NCR Global Headquarters Receives Dual LEED Platinum Certifications

Atlanta — NCR Corporation’s global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta has been awarded two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certifications, for Building Design and Construction: Core & Shell and Interior Design and for Construction: Commercial Interiors. NCR’s headquarters…

EVgo to Expand Nation’s Largest Public EV Fast Charging Network

Los Angeles — As electric vehicle (EV) automakers launch their 2019 models and announce their plans for 2020-2022, EVgo, the largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network in California and across the U.S., has accelerated construction work in progress…

Kroger Marks 1-Year Anniversary of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

Cincinnati — One year ago, on September 19, 2017, The Kroger Co. launched Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, its bold social impact plan aimed at ending hunger in the communities it calls home and eliminating waste across the company by…

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring has reached a milestone — recycling more than 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials, and keeping 50,000 tons of materials out of landfills.…

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of stores by 2025. Seattle-based QFC will be the company’s first retail division to phase out single-use plastic bags. The company…

Forest City Earns LEED, Green Lease Leader and ENERGY STAR Recognitions

Cleveland — Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. has earned three significant sustainability recognitions from prominent organizations. Along with other real estate companies committed to green development and management, Forest City was named a: LEED Power Builder by the U.S. Green…

Safari Energy and PREIT Add Solar Rooftop to Maryland Mall

New York City — Safari Energy, a leading commercial and industrial solar developer, has inaugurated its solar rooftop system at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Md. The 2,056 kilowatt capacity project, which is now operational, is currently providing clean…

Gig Economy

How Walmart’s ‘Project Gigaton’ is saving emissions — and saving along the company’s bottom line.…

Meijer to Transition All Stores to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of its ongoing effort to increase its sustainability initiatives, Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. The transition will affect all Meijer stores across the…

16 McDonald’s Upgrade 41 Blink EV Charging Stations

San Francisco — The San Francisco Bay Area will now have access to 41 enhanced industry-leading electric vehicle (EV) charging stations owned, operated and provided by Blink Charging Co. at 16 area McDonald’s restaurants. These stations are an additional example…

84 Sprouts Farmers Markets Receive Grocery Stewardship Certification

Brunswick, Me. — Eighty-four Sprouts Farmers Market grocery stores in Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona have been awarded Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC). The GSC recognizes Sprouts’ commitment to operational best practices that reduce a store’s environmental impact and save…

Chipotle Sets New Goal to Drive Environmental Sustainability

Denver — Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to divert half of all of its restaurant waste from landfills by 2020. Since 2015, Chipotle has made significant strides towards reducing the amount of food and packaging waste bound for landfills, increasing its…

Armstrong Flooring Names Linron 2017 Recycler of the Year

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring has named Linron, the nation’s leading national account distributor for retail chain stores, as the 2017 Flooring Recycler of the Year. In 2017, Linron successfully recycled more than 23 million pounds of vinyl tile through…