I have a person belief in being more sustainable, to eating healthier foods, in buying locally. That’s my personal commitment to myself, my children, and the rest of the world. Granted we don’t have a whole lot of Wal-Mart stores here in Oregon I do shop at the store and personally am excited about their new commitment.
Wal-Mart is the world’s largest grocer with one of the largest food supplies chains. 5 years ago Wal-Mart’s CEO made a commitment, to become more sustainable. What I love about what he did is he made the manufactures reduce waste in their packaging, and also set goals to rely more on renewable sources.
Wal-Mart moves the market, and as a consumer who cares about sustainability I say why not? This isn’t Wal-Mart’s biggest feats. In fact, Wal-Mart has now promised to put more locally grown foods in their stores. The move to sustainable agriculture through it’s suppliers will overall effect it’s environmental impact. The program will also help to supply infrastructure for small and medium sized farms and for the large suppliers will manage how efficiently it takes them to get their products into Wal-mart stores.
I buy locally as much as possible, and even more so organic. I think Wal-Mart has a lot to offer consumers like my family and the potential is out there. Take a look around the shelves, you’ll find eco-freindly products everywhere. From organic cotton, natural cleaning supplies and body products, and energy saving supplies like light bulbs and various other organic food products.Oh not to mention pet products! I’ll buy organic dog treats any day, and Wal-Mart has incredible prices on things I would already buy!
I believe that everything I buy I account a vote for. It’s not just about Wal-Mart it’s about it’s entire supply chain. Every brand they carry is being pushed in the right direction.