For Immediate Release,
December 19, 2007
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Sierra Magazine Reports on the Latest â€œGreenâ€ Trends in Corporate America
San Francisco, CA â€“ What began as an unlikely trend in the business world has quickly turned into a mainstream fact-of-life as documented in Sierra's January/February 2008 issue. "Green from Green: A Report on Business" throws light on the epiphany of â€œGreen is goodâ€ that is taking place with today's Fortune 500 CEOs and informing their management strategies.
In this â€œgreen businessâ€ package, former Sierra Club president Adam Werbach makes nice with Wal-Mart alongside interviews with corporate environmental officers who see themselves as earth-protectors at such firms as Nike, Kraft Foods, Dell computers, DuPont and Goldman Sachs. And with the 2008 election finally coming into focus, Sierra orchestrates a lively discussion on climate change among four expert observers: Matt Stoller, a political consultant and blogger; Michael Bocian, vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; David Orr, author and environmental studies professor at Oberlin College and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dramatically illustrating the effects of global warming, "Chilling Lessons" is an article excerpted by Sierra from a forthcoming story, "The Last Polar Bear," to be published by Mountaineers Books in February 2008 with essays by Theodore Roosevelt IV and others, and images by Steven Kazlowski. The reality of global warming on the bears and their polar habitat gives a sense of urgency to the climate change issue missing from the usual â€œtalking headsâ€ debates.
â€œGlobal warming is driving a real change in how American business sees itself and how they want to operate,â€ said Kristi Rummel, Sierra's National Advertising Director. â€œOne of the obvious environmentally-friendly business strategies is reducing energy use which directly translates into dollars saved. This trend will continue to grow and Sierra will be on top of auditing the developing partnership of business and the environment.â€
Other January/February issue highlights include:
â€¢ Sierra Club Outings 2008 Annual Adventure Travel Trip Listings: 300+ foreign & domestic adventure travel trips including backpacking, camping, paddling, bicycling, ski, snowshoe and more! (pp. 51-102)
â€¢ Never Give upâ€”Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope on Al Gore's recent Nobel prize. (p. 7)
â€¢ Good Goingâ€”Japan's Meoto-Iwa or â€œwedded rocksâ€ in Ise-Shima National Park. (pp. 24-25)
â€¢ Assignment: Make Climate Change Sizzleâ€”Carnegie Mellon University art students design posters to inspire people to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. (pp. 44-45)
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