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illusionh20
05-02-2007, 06:02 PM
What was the first drink in USA to become carbon neutral?

illusionh20
05-03-2007, 04:11 PM
I found this article, not sure of Pepsi was the first in the USA.

PepsiCo has made the largest corporate purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), which it claims will offset 100% of the purchased electricity used by all PepsiCo US facilities.

The purchase, which PepsiCo said matches the purchased electricity used by all PepsiCo US-based manufacturing facilities, headquarters, distribution centers and regional offices, comes shortly after its US drinks rival The Coca-Cola Company announced plans to introduce measures to reduce energy consumption at its headquarters by 23% and reduce its water consumption by nearly 15%.



"Energy is a key focus for PepsiCo within its environmental sustainability agenda," said John Compton, CEO, PepsiCo North America. "The purchase of these RECs is not only in line with our progress to date, but further advances our commitment to sustainability and helps make a positive impact in the communities we serve across the country."
PepsiCo's three-year purchase is comprised of more than 1 billion kilowatt-hours annually. Based on national average emissions rates, the US EPA estimates PepsiCo's purchase is the same amount of electricity needed to power nearly 90,000 average American homes annually.
With this purchase PepsiCo becomes a member of the EPA's Green Power Partnership, which is comprised of organizations that voluntarily purchase green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.

30th April 2007
By Leah Vyse

greg
05-03-2007, 05:52 PM
Carbon Offsets are questionable.
FT.com / In depth - Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’ (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/48e334ce-f355-11db-9845-000b5df10621.html)

illusionh20
05-06-2007, 03:00 PM
Carbon Offsets are questionable.
FT.com / In depth - Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’ (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/48e334ce-f355-11db-9845-000b5df10621.html)


The police, the fraud squad and trading standards need to be looking into this. Otherwise people will lose faith in it, he said.

Firstly, I agree the true equation of doing business, includes a pollution and an environmental tax.

Thats why we need legislation, human greed pollutes new systems.

I cannot understand how you implement this type of system without the involvement of the police, fraud squads and standard boards.

We only got one planet, you mis-manage this scheme and be prepared for the breakdown of the human civilisation as we know it.

How many chances do we have to get this system right? NONE.

Carbon Trading Fraudsters are committing genocide of the human species, we need punishment to reflect the atrocity.

My 2 cents worth.

Thanks Greg!

illusionh20
05-15-2007, 11:08 AM
I came across this quote that captures the importance of being green in the beverage business.

"Socialism collapsed because it did not allow the market to tell the economic truth. Capitalism may collapse because it does not allow the market to tell the ecological truth."

Oystein Dahle

Wired News (http://www.wired.com)

Mr Zabe
05-15-2007, 11:29 AM
"ecological truth"

There is no such thing as "ecological truth". The earth has died and has reborn over millions of years. Magma,astroides and the such has been the geo truth to life and death of earth.
What we humans do on earth has no significance as to what state the earth will be in a 1000 years.

Now that's my opinion. Notice I am not speaking to politics or economic principles.

illusionh20
05-15-2007, 01:10 PM
"ecological truth"
Magma, asteroids and the such has been the geo truth to life and death of earth.


I will not speak of politics or economic principles when I got magma burning me skin and the asteroid hurdling towards me.


What we humans do on earth has no significance

I think I read organic fruit and vegetables may help a persons IQ, back to the green grocer for more.