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Coca-Cola Gets Greener Fueling Forklifts with Linde Hydrogen  

Just as the nation has celebrated the 41st annual Earth Day, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the U.S.' largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, is announcing that it is boosting environmental sustainability with
a hydrogen fueling system for materials handling equipment from Linde North America.
NIST: Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR)
The Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR) aims to provide a centralized access to sustainability indicators to help companies measure their sustainability performance.
Dell to Ship Servers in Mushroom-Based Packaging
At the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference and the Direct2Dell blog, Dell said it will be the first technology company to test out mushroom-based packaging made by Ecovative Design.

Disney Parks Reduce Waste by 60 Percent in 2010     


Disneyland aims to be the happiest place on earth, but it also aspires to send no waste to the landfill. In its Corporate Citizenship report released last month, the Walt Disney Company revealed that last year, it diverted from the landfill 60 percent, or 181,838 tons, of the trash produced at its theme parks and resorts.

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EPA Scores 100 Percent on Sustainability and Energy Goals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its fiscal year 2010 scorecard on sustainability and energy performance. EPA is meeting or exceeding all the federal goals to decrease energy use per square foot; reduce potable water use per square foot; lessen fleet petroleum use...

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2011 Sustainable Living Survey Fielded by L'Or�al USA Reveals Changes in Attitudes, Behavior and Consumption Are Slow to Come

Although Americans are willing to take modest steps to protect the environment or conserve energy, according to the 2011 Sustainable Living national telephone survey conducted March 27, 2011 by L'Or�al USA and ORC International, shifts in attitudes and more eco-conscious behaviors are slow to come, particularly among mature segments of the population.
Safeway Named Most Sustainable Seafood Grocer by Greenpeace USA
to Reducing Medical Waste

NL_safeway In the fifth edition of the Greenpeace retailer scorecard, which ranks the Top 20 grocery retailers on the sustainability of their seafood practices, Safeway Inc. was ranked number one, making it the most sustainable national grocery retailer in the U.S. for seafood.

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SAP Breaks New Ground With Smart Meters
On April 28, 2011, SAP announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2011, including its fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in software and software related service revenue.

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Unilever Tops List of Sustainability Leaders

Unilever vaulted to the top spot in a list of global corporate sustainability leaders, according to results released today of the latest SustainAbility Survey conducted by research firm GlobeScan Incorporated and SustainAbility Ltd., a think tank and strategy consultancy.


Waste Management Companies Join Forces to Combat Water Quality Problems


Waste Management, Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement with AbTech Industries under which Waste Management will provide SmartSponge to its customers including municipalities. Under the agreement, Waste Management has become the exclusive waste and environmental services company distributor of SmartSponge in North America.



May 2, 2011 

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SC Developments


Food, Beverage & Agriculture Releases Three New Whitepapers


Electronics Sector Expands Scope to Include Televisions 


TSC to present at LCM 2011 Conference


Paper Sector Meeting Summary


TSC Researcher Publishes Paper on Supplier Adoption of Environmental Practices


Electronics Sector Releases Whitepaper


TSC to Present at IEEE-ISSST Conference 


Upcoming Events

First Paper Sector Meeting   
Apr. 26-27, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas

Electronics Sector Meeting   
May 3-5, 2011
University of California, Berkeley

Food, Beverage & Agriculture Meeting
May 26-27, 2011
London, England

Electronics Sector Meeting

Sept. 28-30, 2011 

Best Buy Corporate Headquarters


Food, Beverage & Agriculture Meeting
Sept. 29-30, 2011
Savannah, Georgia


Research Opportunities  

Three Biodiversity and Land Use Projects (FBA)

Christy Slay leads the Biodiversity and Land-use project at the University of Arkansas.  She presented three short-term objectives for the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector at the January meeting in Washington D.C. The goals include:

1) research on impact assessment methods for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

2) identify potential drivers and indicators for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

3) develop spatial decision support tools for agricultural land-use and biodiversity to assist with implementing a biodiversity metric into SMRS for agriculture.

Slay co- led a discussion session on the data and metrics intersections between TSC, market, and policy efforts for Ecosystem Services at the Corporate and Product Sustainability Conference at Duke University.  Over 60 attendees from government, corporations, and academia participated in the session.

If anyone is interested in participating in these three projects please contact Dr. Christy Slay

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