Here it comes – Earth Hour!

Help celebrate Earth Hour on March 23rd

Help celebrate Earth Hour on March 23rd

Tomorrow is Earth Hour. This world-wide event, launched in 2008 by the World Wildlife Fund and Leo Burnett, is an effort to encourage households and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

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Eli Lilly achieves energy efficiency goals 2 years early

El iLill CompanyEli Lilly and Company, a worldwide pharmaceutical company, has reached and surpassed their energy reduction goals two years ahead of schedule.

Although the reductions are modest – cutting absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4.4 percent, cutting absolute energy use by 5.8 percent from 2004 to 2008 – Lilly did improve their energy use per dollar of sales by 35 percent.

Lilly has set a new goal of reducing GHG emissions by 15 percent by2013, which will cut CO2 emissions by nearly 340,000 metric tons per year.

Lilly’s continuing environmental efforts on a variety of fronts include:

  • reducing water intake 25 percent by 2013
  • reducing waste disposed in landfills by 40 percent by 2013

Both are compared to a 2007 baseline.

Kudos to Lilly!