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Wal-Mart Commits To Going Green

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.

11 Comments

  1. HilLesha on February 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    That’s pretty awesome! 🙂



  2. Mrs. Cox on February 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    It’s a step in the right direction! I’ll give them that…



  3. Mel on February 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I love Wal-mart and think it’s great that they’re trying to become more eco-conscious.



  4. Jackie on February 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    That’s great that they are doing that! They are the main store we shop at. For a huge retailer like Walmart to do that is hopefully going to make other stores follow in their footsteps, kudos walmart!



  5. Steph on February 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I noticed they had so many organic and buy local signs last time I was in my Walmart. It did my heart good.



  6. Mary Elderton on February 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Well, it’s a step in the right direction. Now can they commit to supporting American manufacturing and liveable wages?



  7. Cynthia C on February 5, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I applaud the effort. I hope they follow through with their promise to buy more locally.



  8. Eve on February 4, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I have heard this many times. I just hope they keep their promise.



  9. Kristin on February 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    That will be the day, I shop Safeway and they have an organic item for everything I buy. Hoping I could do the same at Wal-Mart. The day will come though.



  10. LaVonne on February 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I found walmart brand organic free range eggs today for the first time! Yay! 🙂 I can’t wait until they have an organic product for every major food item 🙂



  11. Wendy W on February 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    yea, WalMart! I have noticed many of their products are eco-friendly and I just bought the organic cotton balls and swabs. I was impressed.