Green Initiatives Conference 2011
TechTalks from event: Green Initiatives Conference 2011
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The Coca-Cola System's class leading stewardship of this most precious of resourcesImproving water efficiency the Coca-Cola way Coca-Cola's water decreasing water footprint Recycling (Waste-water treatment) Identifying, managing and assessing water risks on a system-wide level Replenishing-The restoration of ecological systems that affect water resources Community water partnerships
Sustainability Energy for The Corporate WorldEnergy use is often the largest contributor to a company's a carbon footprint, while also being the simplest to address. Using renewable energy to offset your company's traditional energy use supports a cleaner energy future, and can be easily promoted in conjunction with your overall environmental goals. Overview of the Renewable Energy Markets; Renewable Energy Certificates uses across corporate businesses PPAs and other structures; Methods to promote a renewable purchase
How ESPN went from a 48% to a 70% waste diversion rateWe began assessing our waste streams in 2004 and at that time our waste diversion rate was approximately 46%. We developed programs to recycle cans/bottles, wire and cable, all batteries (even dry cell), electronics, waste vegetable oil, among other things. As we become more sophisticated in separating and assessing our waste streams, we formed an internal green team to identify opportunities to reduce or eliminate waste. Some of their ideas were implemented the elimination of coffee cups in kitchenettes (everyone at ESPN receives a re-usable coffee mug), eliminating the use of water bottles and providing employees re-usable water bottles, and eliminating Styrofoam in our cafeteria. The elimination of Styrofoam was a big step; we now use only biodegradable food packaging and we actively promote the use of china and re-usable flatware. At the same time, we began composting our food waste along with the biodegradable food packaging. Later efforts include the inclusion of waste reduction goals in all construction and renovation projects. In 2010, our waste diversion rate stands at 70%, a 22% increase since 2004.