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Wal-Mart Inc. embraces eco-friendly practices all for improving bottom line | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 27, 2011, titled Wal-Mart Inc. embraces eco-friendly practices all for improving bottom line | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

At its supercenter in Lancaster, Calif., Wal-Mart installed solar panels and skylights and painted the roof white to slash energy consumption and improve its bottom line.

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Since: Feb 11

Watseka, IL

#1 Jun 27, 2011
Importing toys with lead paint from China is eco-friendly? All the other crap

Wal-Mart sells from 3rd world countries that kill us...but hey..it's cheap.

Funerals ain't. When old Sam Walton was alive it was "We sell American

Products." Now even the caskets are made in China. Even those

fried egg noodles that China used to make so good..crunchie & tasty...

has been sub-contracted out to Cambodia. I'm taking my business where

they care about quality..here I come K-Mart.

Benny Bodkins
SmellMart

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 27, 2011
You mean they embrace the "perception of eco friendly" rather than really being eco friendly.

We just lost all the Ash trees in Ohio - caused by a beetle that came over in shipping pallets because Wal-Mart and its ilk buy everything from China.

And speaking of China - they are doing a complete upgrade of their military - using the profits from Wal-Mart. So that is another knife in America's heart from Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart is worse than Al Qaeda against Americans, and no "green" PR campaign can change that.
Like all the others

Mount Gilead, OH

#3 Jun 27, 2011
Why are you villifying Walmart and not the others? Products from China are everywhere...in every store that's not a small local business. If you shop at Target, you know it's not pronounced Tarzhjay, don't you?
NotPC

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 27, 2011
Like all the others wrote:
Why are you villifying Walmart and not the others? Products from China are everywhere...in every store that's not a small local business. If you shop at Target, you know it's not pronounced Tarzhjay, don't you?
Everyone else is doi g it, so it is OK? Is that your moral code?
Like all the others

Mount Gilead, OH

#5 Jun 27, 2011
I'd just like to know where you buy shoes made in America or anything else made in America. I used to be a Target snob and then realized everything there is made in China, too.
Patrick Collins

Dayton, OH

#6 Jun 28, 2011
How can Wal-Mart possible call itself "green"? They build their obscenely large stores on multiple acres of most-times formerly vacant land and attract hundreds (if not thousands) of cars daily. Their giant parking lots with all of those cars create large heat islands. There is more traffic congestion and pollution. Noise pollution is increased by their giant HVAC units. The neighborhoods in which they locate their stores suffer from increased litter. Increased crime may not fit the traditional idea of what is considered "green'', but it certainly has a negative impact on the quality of life for those of us who lived here before the omnipotent hyper-store moved into the neighborhood. Wal-Mart saying that it's going "green" is nothing but a publicity ploy to divert attention from its real abuses.
Patrick Collins

Dayton, OH

#7 Jun 28, 2011
Like all the others wrote:
Why are you villifying Walmart and not the others? Products from China are everywhere...in every store that's not a small local business. If you shop at Target, you know it's not pronounced Tarzhjay, don't you?
Because they should be vilified. Wal-Mart represents all of the bad and none good of capitalism.
Katy

United States

#8 Jul 5, 2011
Thanks for writing about this! I work for a great company called Uptown Liz, which was created in memory of the founder's 28 year old sister, Liz, who died from breast cancer. Uptown Liz ( www.uptownliz.com ) promotes products from companies whose proceeds go to charity. You can shop on this one-of-a-kind Web site by charitable cause or product category, knowing that every time you make a purchase you are making a difference. There are many great art, clothing, jewelry, house wares, beauty and eco-friendly products (just to name a few) that benefit charities all over the world.

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