I am so impressed at the idea of Wal-Mart going green because the sheer number of people who shop at Wal-Mart will definitely make a big difference. To help eliminate their carbon footprint, Wal-Mart has come up with "sustainable shopping" as a way of using green technology to help its customers make informed decisions about their purchases.
First, Wal-Mart is trying to figure out the effect their products will have on the environment by sending out surveys to consumers. In this way, they plan to accelerate public action to reduce greenhouse gases and reverse climate change. This is a smart move by Wal-Mart because they will use this environmental labeling program as a means of disclosing the environmental costs of making products sold at the department store giant.
By disclosing the environmental costs of making products sold at Wal-Mart, they are transforming green standards from nice-to-have to must-have. This huge step by this giant company is a superb way of going green and involving the masses.
Other companies that sell products to consumers daily will soon emulate the sustainable shopping idea employed by Wal-Mart. This way, eco friendly products will be able to be sold alongside the other products, thereby creating a system to show the price difference and why sustainable products are good for the well-being of the consumers and the planet.
I hope the next time you go to Wal-Mart you will be on the lookout for those products that will keep our planet greener. The government has been forthright on helping green businesses move forward with green technology and let us hope every business will follow suit.
So buy green today!