PSP- Personal Sustainability Project

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Published on March 3, 2009

Author: tanyajjones

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* Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * ~ Learning Team A ~ Tanya Jones Amanda Schlecht and Marie Morehouse Introduction : Introduction * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Wal-Mart is responsible for the program that's called (PSP) Personal Sustainability Project. With all the current environmental issues and the need to implement programs to encourage lifestyle changes, Wal-Mart innovated the PSP program to encourage all their employees to come up with their own PSP and commit to it. Wal-mart Incorporated, a well known, worldwide retail store is making a large impact on environmental sustainability, through dedication by providing: environmentally friendly products, using recycling programs, educating the public, and offering incentives to consumers and their suppliers. The information throughout this presentation will provide educational facts about the impact Wal-Mart has made and will make toward reaching all their sustainability goals and the innovative programs that have enabled others to achieve theirs. As stated by Wal-Mart’s Engineer Director, James McClendon(2008), "We're all in this together." * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Global Supply Chain: Wal-Mart uses More than 60,000 suppliers provide Wal-Mart with merchandise located in 55 countries. This a Global Network: Working together, as a whole, dedicated to protecting our environments resources. (Castro-Wright, 2008) * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Supplier Sustainability Goals Improved scorecard to track suppliers progress, by February 2009 Compliance with environmental laws and regulations - by 2011 Commit to reduce energy use by 200 percent – 2012 Proposal to eliminate defective merchandise - by 2012 (Mohan, 2008) * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Walking among 200 skylights on top of LasVegas' newest Wal-Mart Supercenter, is Wal-Mart's engineering director James McClendon, right, and Store manager Lynne Leckie (Edwards, 2008). Photos by John Gurzinski Located in Southwest LasVegas, on March 19, 2008, a new high efficient (HE.5 prototype), Wal-Mart store opened, and says this Supercenter is the most efficient store it has ever opened. The HE.5 prototype store will have a decreased energy consumption of 45 percent less (Edwards, 2008). * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * HE.5 Prototype Features (continued) Cooling towers Evaporative cooling system Hot exhaust air from refrigerated food displays is used to heat store and provide hot water Food displays have LED lights that operate on light-emitting diodes and only turn on when someone walks by Planning to install LED lights in the parking lot by the end of the year (Edwards, 2008) * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Wal-Mart HE.5 Prototype Features (designed for specific climates): Automatic flushing toilets Low flow water fixtures and sensors on water faucets Skylights provide light during daytime hours Fluorescent lights provide light at night Sensor on lights enabling them to dim or shut off accordingly (Edwards, 2008) * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Wal-Mart Recycling Programs: Tennis Shoes Cardboard Plastic (shipping materials) Aluminum Barbie Dolls Plastic Grocery Bags Bales of plastic Bales of cardboard * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Eco-Friendly Products Clothing made from recyclables Cleaning Supplies Laundry Detergent (concentrated liquid)- container reduction Durable cloth bags with handles made from recyclables Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL) * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Chemically-Safer Future Dangerous chemicals purchased for your home Identifying these chemicals Proproxur, permethrin, & nonyl phenol etholcylates(NPE) Timing is everything Screening harmful chemicals * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Plastic Shopping Bag Waste Reduction Goal- To reduce plastic bag waste reduction by 33% Three ways to accomplish goal: reduce, reuse, recycle Outcome will reduce pollution on land and in ocean! * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Electronics and the Environment: Dangerous chemicals found in electronics: lead, mercury, and cadmium What impact do these chemicals have? What is E-waste? Wal-Mart honors the E-Waste “Take Back” Days Outcome * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Solar Power Pilot Project: The 10 year contract Generators used How can this make a difference? Greenhouse Gas Emissions * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * Green Gas Emissions: Inner Responsibility How can they make a difference? Global Warming How has Wal-Mart contributed to past faults? Their new efforts have been rewarding to all!!! * Conclusion * : * Conclusion * * Personal Sustainability Project * : * Personal Sustainability Project * References Castro-Wright, E. (2008, September). Making a sustainable impact throughout the world. WAL*MART World, 3. Edwards, J. G. (2008, March 18). Equipped with lights fantastic: Illumination from sky, and diodes with other features will cut power at new Wal-Mart. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 11, 2008, from http://www.lvrj.com/business/16776076.html Mohan, A. M. (2008). Wal-Mart packaging scorecard changes, progress. Packworld.com, The Business of Packaging, Summit Publishing Company. Retrieved November 12, 2008, from http://www.environmentalleader.com/ 2008/11/11/wal-mart-to-expand-packaging-scorecard-despite-economy/

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