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Wal-Mart Leading in Environmental Sustainability A t Wal-Mart, we know that being an efficient and profitable business and being a good steward of the environment are goals that can work together. Our environmental goals at Wal-Mart are simple and straightforward: • To be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy; • To create zero waste; • And to sell products that sustain our resources and the environment. “Sustainability 360” goes beyond our three environmental goals and takes into account our supply chain, the products we sell, our associates, and the communities where we operate and source. It enables us to establish new ways of doing everyday business, build innovative solutions to some of the greatest issues facing our global supply chain and continue to save our customers around the world money on quality products. We are working with our suppliers to make their products more sustainable, “…the more people who utilize this type of technology, the larger the market and the more money Wal-mart can save its customers.” but we are also helping them become more sustainable businesses. Sustainability 360 is an effort to put more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly products into the hands of our customers at a price they can afford. It is a natural fit into our company’s mission to help people save money so they can live better. Let us highlight some of our initiatives, many of which involve our associates with engineering and technology backgrounds. In an effort to reach our goal to build a viable store prototype that is 25 to 30 percent more efficient and produces 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions by 2009, we started building a high-efficiency (HE) store series. In March 2008, Wal-Mart opened the most efficient HE store to-date, the HE.5 store in Las Vegas. This store is designed for select Western climates and is expected to use up to 45 percent less 96 • march/april energy than a typical Supercenter. Stop by and visit it while you are in Las Vegas for the Annual National Convention. In April 2009, Wal-Mart will begin receiving clean electricity generated by wind power as part of a fouryear power purchase agreement with Duke Energy. The electricity purchase will supply up to 15 percent of our total energy load in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities. On October 3, 2007, Wal-Mart reached its goal to sell 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) three months ahead of schedule. Each ENERGY STAR CFL uses 75 percent less energy than a traditional bulb, prevents 450 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and saves about $30 or more per bulb in utility costs over its lifetime. By reaching our goal of selling 100 million CFLs, we saved our customers more than $3 billion in energy costs over the life of the bulbs. Wal-Mart is working with its suppliers to reduce packaging in its supply chain by 5 percent by 2013. If we reach this goal, it will prevent millions of pounds of trash from reaching landfills and will keep an estimated 667,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. In 2007, Wal-Mart introduced Personal Sustainability Projects (PSPs) to all U.S. associates. The voluntary program is focused on helping associates integrate sustainability into their daily lives by healthy living, exercise and recycling. Wal-Mart is sharing what it learns with the world, including its competitors, because the more people who utilize this type of technology, the larger the market and the more money Wal-Mart can save its customers. Wal-Mart believes that corporations can develop and implement practices that are good for the environment and good for business. Join us at the “Green Engineering and Sustainability” Roundtable event at the convention on March 26, and share in impacting our world. Learn more about Wal-Mart at: www.walmartstores.com. Join Wal-Mart in its innovations at: www. walmartstores.com/careers ■ www.nsbe.org 2009 •

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Contents
Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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NSBE - March/April 2009 - Common Sense for Uncommon Times
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