Thursday, February 16, 2012

Britain's Co-op cuts emissions 35%

For generations, working class Britons shopped at the "Co-op," or Cooperative Society, a multi-purpose, member-owned retail outlet founded in the mid-nineteenth century to help end the rule of sweatshops, company stores, scrip and other worker abuses. This was one of many British Fabian and social organizations that were the backbone of the world I grew up in, the industrial city of Sheffield in the 1960s and 1970s.

So I was pleased and proud to see that this venerable and worthy social organization has also cut its climate emissions 35% on 2006 numbers, while maintaining sales and other output metrics, and adding fair trade and local food policies.

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