Kohl’s & Sierra Nevada Brewery the latest winners of EPA’s WasteWise award

WasteWise award logoRecycling is great but the real idea is to create as little waste as possible. That’s the idea behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise program, which helps organizations reduce or prevent waste headed to landfills, and practice sustainable materials management. This year’s winners aren’t the biggest corporations but are definitely companies making a big difference.

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Kohl's recognied as 2010 Energy Star® Partner of the Year

Kohl's logoThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have named Kohl’s Department Stores the 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Energy Management for the company’s commitment to energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Selected from more than 17,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program, Kohl’s will receive the award March 18th at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Kohl’s has implemented a wide range of sustainable business practices. This commitment led Kohl’s in December 2009 announce their plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by the end of 2010. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency recognzied this family-focused Wisconsin-based company as a 2009 Green Power Partner of the Year.

Expect to hear more about Kohl’s sustainability initiatives.