Thursday, April 22, 2010
Today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and no better time to celebrate the green revolution. While people everywhere are working to reduce their individual carbon footprints, companies worldwide are also recognizing the need to be environmentally conscious. An article on businesspundit.com lists 25 big companies that are taking initiative and going green:
25 Big Companies That Are Going Green
The average person might believe that the worldwide push to "go green" is coming solely from politicians and concerned citizens. In fact, this is not the case! In recent years, many big-name companies have realized their way towards more sustainable and eco-friendly business practices. Following are 25 well-known companies that are leading the green revolution. In some cases willingly, in other cases somewhat unwillingly, but in all cases green.
1. Bank of America
Bank of America is proving that eco-friendly operations can coexist with business growth. According to their corporate website, the company reduced paper use by 32% from 2000-2005, despite a 24% growth in their customer base! Bank of America also runs an internal recycling program that recycles 30,000 tons of paper each year, good for saving roughly 200,000 trees for each year of the program's operation. As if that weren't enough, the company also offers employees a $3,000 cash back reward for buying hybrid vehicles.
Read on to find out the other 24 companies going green here!
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