Walmart Launches Pollinator Garden Pilot in Three States

Walmart has planted 21 pollinator gardens at retail locations throughout Oregon, Washington and North Carolina. The gardens serve a dual purpose of adding to the beautification of the outdoor grounds at designated store properties and seeking to increase pollinators including bees and butterflies, which have suffered population declines in recent decades. To kick off this pilot project, the first garden was planted in April 2019 at a Walmart retail location in Garner, North Carolina. A garden has also been planted at Walmart’s global corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The remaining…

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In its Freshman Year, Live Better U Gets an A+ in Reducing Education Costs for Walmart Associates

With a year in the books, Live Better U is redefining what affordable college means for thousands of Walmart associates. Since August 2018, its 6,000-plus students have earned a total of $17.5 million in college credits while only paying a little over $500,000. The benefit has been so successful that Walmart and Guild Education announced in June that the program is expanding its degree programs and adding support for associates still in high school. Giving high schoolers a head start is important, because the first year of college can be…

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Walmart and Terracycle® to Host Nation’s Largest Car Seat Recycling Event

Walmart and TerraCycle are joining forces to launch the nation’s largest car seat recycling event in nearly 4,000 Walmart stores across the country. The first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event will take place Sept. 16-30, in celebration of National Baby Safety Month. Customers can trade in used car seats at the Service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card* that can be used in store or online to buy items for their baby. All car seats collected in this program will be recycled through…

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“Cool It” Campaign: Groups Take Aim at Walmart’s Massive Refrigerant Leakage Problem

Green America, the nation’s leading green economy organization, has announced a new campaign to call on Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, to reduce its hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions. The Cool It campaign urges Walmart to release a detailed plan to phase out HFCs in all locations, monitor and repair its refrigerant leaks and practice responsible disposal. The company’s own data states that HFCs account for roughly 46 percent of the company’s total direct emissions, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are greenhouse gases with thousands of times…

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Set Standard for Providing Accessible Prescription Labels Across U.S.

Walmart and Sam’s Club are deeply committed to accessibility and medication safety for their blind, visually impaired and print-impaired pharmacy patients. To enhance their commitment, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies provide En-Vision America’s ScripTalk audible (i.e. “talking”) prescription labels at Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies across the United States. Since 2012, Walmart and Sam’s Club have equipped almost 1,200 of their pharmacies to provide ScripTalk audible prescription labels at a patient’s request. More than 750 pharmacies have been equipped in just the past three years with 25 additional Walmart and…

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