Why is Walmart so ridiculously cheap?

Why is Walmart so cheap? The first 1000 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/ourchangingclimate7

In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at why Walmart is so cheap. Specifically, the video investigates the hidden environmental costs of Walmart and tackles whether or not Walmart is actually as sustainable as they claim. For over a decade and a half, Walmart has asserted itself as an environmental leader by constructing new renewable projects, minimizing their waste, and leaning on their supply chain suppliers to become more sustainable. But Walmart’s razor-thin margins, cheap costs, and hypergrowth mindset have made all of these sustainable efforts useless. Walmart is polluting more than ever and as it continues to roll out options like 2-hour shipping, it will move further from a zero-carbon company and towards an environmentally destructive one.

Help me make more videos like this via Patreon: http://bit.ly/2iz4lIV
Email List: https://www.subscribepage.com/ourchangingclimate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurClimateNow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/occvideos/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/occ.climate/

I use Epidemic Sound for some of my music: http://epidemicsound.com/creator

For the rest of my music, I use Artlist.io. You can get 2 months free of Artlist.io with this link: https://artlist.io/Charlie-278823
_______________________

Resources:
1. Walmart wants to be environmentally friendly — and discovers just how difficult ‘sustainability’ is (MarketWatch):
2. Green Power Partnership Top 30 Retail | Green Power Partnership (EPA): https://www.epa.gov/greenpower/green-power-partnership-top-30-retail
3. ESG Commitments & Progress (Walmart): https://corporate.walmart.com/esgreport/data
4. Behind the Hype of Walmart’s Sustainability Efforts (Earther): https://earther.gizmodo.com/behind-the-hype-of-walmart-s-sustainability-efforts-1829931295
5. Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened (The Conversation): https://theconversation.com/walmart-tried-to-make-sustainability-affordable-heres-what-happened-76771
6. Walmart’s Emergent Low-Cost Sustainable Product Strategy (Spicer and Hyatt): https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0008125617695287
7. Global 500 (Fortune): https://fortune.com/global500/2019/walmart/
8. Everything Wrong With Walmart (Brand Sins via YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_V5q6fv5E
9. ‘Greenwashing’ Costing Walmart $1 Million (Environmental Leader): https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/02/greenwashing-costing-walmart-1-million/
10. Walmart’s 2018 Carbon Emissions (CDP): https://www.cdp.net/en/formatted_responses/responses?campaign_id=66216852&discloser_id=832599&locale=en&organization_name=Walmart%2C+Inc.&organization_number=20402&program=Investor&project_year=2019&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fcdp.credit360.com%2Fsurveys%2F9hz110bc%2F55149&survey_id=65670419
11. Walmart’s Miley Cyrus Jewelry Contains Cadmium (CNBC): https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmarts-miley-cyrus-jewelry-contains-cadmium/
12. Wal-Mart Is Fined $82 Million Over Mishandling of Hazardous Wastes (NY Times): https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/business/wal-mart-is-fined-82-million-over-mishandling-of-hazardous-wastes.html

#Walmart #ClimateChange #HiddenCosts

Source: Our Changing Climate

More News

  • Black Friday, Tigray refugees, loneliest elephant: The Week in Photos
    A look at the week’s top photos from around the globe. Source: ABC News […]
  • Trump refuses to sign stimulus package
    Trump refuses to sign stimulus package President Donald Trump is demanding lawmakers increase the stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/3mscXkB WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-to… WATCH […]
  • National Guard Commander Motivates His Soldiers Before Deployment
    Commander of the 136th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, LTC Luis E. Delgado, gives his final remarks before his unit departs for their overseas mission. Texas Army National Guard, 136th ESB hosted a Casing of the Colors ceremony before their deployment in support of Army Central Command Forces, Operation Freedom […]
  • California hit by more wildfires
    ABC News meteorologist Rob Marciano tracks the path of the fires and the latest weather conditions in the state. Source: ABC News […]
  • Rep. Liz Cheney Will Vote To Impeach President Trump | NBC News NOW
    Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyom., will vote to impeach President Trump in the wake of the Capitol riots. Cheney said Trump, “assembled the mob, and lit the flame” of the January 6 attack. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a […]
  • Global National: Feb. 6, 2021 | Ontario expected to loosen COVID-19 restrictions
    In our top story: Ontario is set to loosen COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks, with the first reopenings expected to begin Feb. 10. The province has been in lockdown since late December and a state of emergency is set to expire Tuesday. Cases have declined and hospitalizations are down. As Mike Le Couteur […]
  • Twin suicide bombing kills at least 28 in Baghdad market
    A twin suicide bombing in a Baghdad market Thursday killed at least 28 people, the first such attack in years, Iraq’s civil defence chief said. The Iraqi military said two attackers wearing explosive vests had blown themselves up among shoppers at a crowded market in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad. There was […]
  • WATCH: First Lady Melania Trump receives White House Christmas tree
    Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: […]
  • GOP Registration Drops Nationwide After Capitol Attack | Meet The Press | NBC News
    As voters and former elected officials leave the Republican party, a bigger trend in voter identification comes into focus.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver […]
  • Live: NBC News NOW – November 23
    NBC News NOW is live, reporting breaking news and developing stories in real time. We are on the scene, covering the most important stories of the day and taking deep dives on issues you care about. Be sure to read our latest breaking news updates, fact checks and our frequently updated live blog at NBCNews.com/2020. […]
  • Ana’s Story: Cervical Cancer (:90)
    This video tells the story of Ana, a cervical cancer survivor, who encourages women to recognize abnormal Paps as an opportunity to speak to your doctor about gynecologic health. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video […]
  • Man seen in viral riot photo at Nancy Pelosi’s desk arrested, officials say
    The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk during Wednesday’s riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said. Federal officials said Richard Barnett of Arkansas was taken into custody Barnett […]
  • News Wrap: White Wisconsin officer avoids criminal charges in Jacob Blake shooting
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the white police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer will not be charged, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 356,000, the nation’s top national security agencies acknowledges Russia is likely responsible for the recent cyberattack in the U.S., and […]
  • Global National: Jan. 14, 2021 | Canadian provinces critical of government’s vaccine rollout
    The Canadian government says the country is months away from the "ramp-up" phase of its COVID-19 vaccination program, as premiers warn doses are running out. As Abigail Bimman explains, one province is adjusting its timeline on giving the vaccine’s required second shot. Security is being heightened in […]
  • Growing Concern Over New Coronavirus Strain In U.K. | NBC Nightly News
    Scientists in the U.K. are expressing “higher confidence” that the strain is more transmissible. More than 40 countries are now banning travel from the U.K. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and […]
  • How Biden Would Be Able To Cancel Student Debt | NBC News NOW
    President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive a portion of the nation’s student loans during his campaign. NBC News’ Simone Boyce reports on his plan and explains who it would benefit. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading […]
  • Climate Change: Are You Scared Enough? feat. David Wallace-Wells
    Maybe if you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention… Like this video? SUBSCRIBE to Hot Mess! ►► http://bit.ly/hotmess_sub Climate change is scary, because it will negatively impact just about every part of our lives. But the conventional wisdom on how to talk about climate change and inspire people to […]
  • Military musicians sing ‘Carol of the Bells’
    As part of a NewsHour Christmas tradition, the military and the Defense Media Activity Agency provide a special holiday performance of military service personnel playing and singing the “Carol of the Bells.” This first aired on PBS NewsHour in 2017. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: […]
  • US President Biden delivers remarks on economic crisis, signs executive orders
    U.S. President Joe Biden delivered remarks on Friday regarding the economic crisis facing the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic and signed two executive orders. Biden said his administration is going to "finish the job" of getting US$2,000 in direct payments to Americans as a stimulus in the midst […]
  • ‘It’s a red herring’: Expert rebuts Trump’s impeachment defense
    Harvard professor Noah Feldman, who was one of the constitutional scholars who testified during former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, examines the arguments made by Trump’s new impeachment defense team. #BriannaKeilar #CNN #News Source: CNN […]
  • PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb. 17, 2021
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, lower-income neighborhoods bear a disproportionate burden of the effects from the ongoing winter storm, protests against the military coup in Myanmar grow despite internet restrictions and police crackdowns, and NASA sends another probe to Mars with ambitious goals in mind, including […]
  • Nightly News Full Broadcast (December 6th)
    33 million Californians prepare for lockdown, first Pfizer vaccine doses arrive at British hospitals, and Massachusetts field hospital begins to receive Covid-19 patients. Source: NBC News […]
  • PBS NewsHour live episode, Dec. 29 2020
    Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: […]
  • Why the F-35B Could Truly Be a Game-Changer
    According to the most recent Marine Corps Aviation Plan, the service plans to buy 420 F-35s: 353 F-35Bs and 67 F35Cs. That would have supported nine squadrons of 16 F-35Bs each, five squadrons with 10 F-35Bs each, four squadrons with 10 F-35C carrier-variant jets, two reserve squadrons with 10 F-35Bs, and two fleet […]
  • Linda’s Story: Ovarian Cancer (:30)
    This video tells the story of Linda, an ovarian cancer survivor, who encourages other women to listen to their bodies and advocate for their health. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at […]
  • What We Know About Biden’s Planned Task Force To Reunite Migrant Families | NBC Nightly News
    NBC News has learned that President Biden’s task force to reunite migrant families, which has been delayed, will be an inter-agency effort across the Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and the State Department. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: […]
  • 9 SUPERHERO GADGETS YOU CAN BUY ONLINE RIGHT NOW
    For copyright matters please contact us at: copymanager.mn@gmail.com BRAIN TIME ► https://goo.gl/tTWgH2 1. Mjolnir https://d2y5sgsy8bbmb8.cloudfront.net/v2/31c8d054-b2f0-5cc5-971c-1fca872d76b7/ShortForm-Generic-480p-16-9-1409173089793-rpcbe5.mp4 2. Arc reactor https://youtu.be/LNlM1H6Uiis […]
  • Trump’s Georgia phone call marks new stage in defying US election results
    As U.S. voters in Georgia prepare to determine who will control the Senate, President Donald Trump is still fixated on his own election loss there, even directly pressuring the state to overturn results in a phone call. As Jackson Proskow reports, Trump’s efforts to defy democracy is entering dangerous […]
  • Cooper on Trump call: It’s like speaking to a child
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper examines the call between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which the President urged Raffensperger to "find" votes to overturn the election results. #CNN #News Source: CNN […]
  • Tigray conflict: Ethiopia rejects ‘interference’ ahead of TPLF deadline | DW News
    Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is rejecting growing international calls for dialogue and an end to deadly fighting in the northern Tigray region. This as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum his government gave the TPLF leadership expires. Communications remain almost completely cut off to the Tigray region, […]
  • Yemen on the brink of starvation
    ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports on the humanitarian crisis facing Yemen and whether a new Trump administration designation could worsen problems. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP […]
  • Xavier Becerra Testifies At Senate Confirmation Hearing To Be HHS Secretary | NBC News NOW
    California attorney general Xavier Becerra stressed “science and facts first” during opening remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a […]
  • Georgia official fires back at Trump’s election conspiracies
    Gabriel Sterling, the Republican in charge of Georgia’s voting system, pleaded with Georgians to go out and vote in the Senate run off while also debunking each of President Trump’s and his supporters baseless election claims. #GabrielSterling #CNN #News Source: CNN […]
  • Nemonte Nenquimo 2020 Champion of the Earth – Inspiration and Action
    Nemonte Nenquimo leads the Waorani people living in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. In 2019, the Waorani won a legal victory to protect half-a-million acres of rainforest from oil drilling, setting a precedent for regional indigenous rights. She co-founded Ceibo Alliance to unite indigenous communities in protecting […]
  • Jacob Blake shooting: Kenosha County DA says officer involved won’t face criminal charges
    A Wisconsin prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, Wis. last summer, leaving him paralyzed and setting off sometimes-violent protests in the city. Officer Rusten Sheskey’s shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, […]
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, January 2, 2021
    On this edition for Saturday, January 2, COVID-19 vaccinations are proceeding slower than hoped as record hospitalization numbers continue, a look back at an unprecedented year through some of our producers’ biggest stories from 2020, and, with the Grammy’s approaching, an interview with singer-songwriter Rufus […]
  • Coronavirus: UK’s Johnson says lockdown easing must be “cautious but irreversible”
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would plot a "cautious but irreversible" path out of the COVID-19 lockdown this week after the vaccination of 15 million vulnerable people in the country. With nearly a quarter of the United Kingdom’s population now inoculated with a first dose of […]
  • Union warns of industrial action over chancellor’s expected public sector pay freeze
    They have helped to keep the country going during the pandemic, now public sector workers could face a pay freeze and unions are furious. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to announce a cap on the pay of millions of teachers, police, council staff and civil […]
  • Inside A U.S. Lab Working To Identify, Isolate Coronavirus Variants | NBC News NOW
    NBC News’ Steve Patterson takes us inside the Stanford clinical virology lab in California to report on the work going into the identification and tracking of the mutant variants of Covid-19. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News […]
  • Health Official Warns ‘Wait-And-See Approach’ On Covid Vaccine Could Be Deadly | NBC News NOW
    Dr. Chris Pernell shares her experience with the Covid-19 vaccine and tells those dubious about the vaccination that a "wait-and-see approach" could prove deadly against the virus. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is […]
  • Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump
    The Senate acquitted the former president with a vote of 57 guilty and 43 not guilty. Source: ABC News […]
  • England To Enter New Lockdown As Covid Variant Spreads | NBC Nightly News
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown for England as the country battles a more contagious strain of Covid-19. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here […]
  • Cases rise, new variant in US
    UK. Cases, + 50,023 = 2,432,888 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518 https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases Hospitalised, + 2,430 = 23,771 (ventilated, 1,847) Previous peak, 12 April = 21,683 Injections versus infections Vaccinated, 616,933 Deaths, + 981 = 72,548 Deaths, + 3,270 = 82,624 COVID symptom […]
  • WATCH LIVE: Biden and Harris attend virtual national prayer service
    Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: […]
  • PBS NewsHour full episode, January 21, 2021
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a new presidency begins with a flurry of executive orders that overturn many of former President Trump’s policies, we discuss the new administration and the Democrats taking control of the U.S. Senate with voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, and the disconnect between production and […]
  • 5-day Christmas rules allow families and friends to celebrate across UK – BBC News
    Families will be able to spend Christmas together after a plan for the whole of the UK was agreed. Restrictions will be relaxed for just 5 days – from 23rd to 27th December. Up to three households will be able to mix in each others homes – but not go to pubs or restaurants. People will be allowed to travel […]
  • 7 Steps to Enhance the US Military’s Humvee
    The most common vehicle operated by the U.S. military is the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle or Humvee. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Army owns the majority of the Humvees ― more than 100,000. The Marine Corps is next, with 24,000. The other services together operate fewer than 10,000. The Humvee also is […]
  • Stelter: Radicalization is infesting airwaves of pro-Trump media
    CNN’s Brian Stelter explains how the country faces radicalization as some right-wing media outlets flood the airwaves with conspiracy theories and disinformation. #CNN #News Source: CNN […]
  • Coronavirus pandemic could be WHO’s Chernobyl moment, review panel says
    The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the World Health Organization (WHO) just as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 forced urgent changes at the U.N. nuclear agency, a co-chair of an independent review panel said on Tuesday. The panel’s report said that Chinese officials […]
  • Americans Call On Congress For Pandemic Relief | NBC Nightly News
    Another 853,000 people filed for first-time unemployment claims last week. Pandemic unemployment assistance is set to expire after Christmas and negotiations are ongoing in Congress for more relief. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is […]
  • Are Hypersonic Weapons a threat to America’s Aircraft Carriers?
    An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Typically, it is the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases […]
  • How Ukraine’s health care system is struggeling with COVID-19 | Coronavirus Update
    The second wave of coronavirus infections is stretching the Ukrainian healthcare systems to breaking point. Ukraine’s under-funded hospitals are struggling to keep up with a surge in patient numbers. Frontline medical workers are among those suffering most Subscribe: […]
  • FBI vets troops amid fears of insider attack on Biden inauguration
    U.S. defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington, D.C. for the event. As Jackson Proskow reports, the massive […]
  • Images of Capitol siege led to arrests, Capitol police officer’s death investigated | WNT
    New video showed one rioter heaving a fire extinguisher at a line of police officers and striking several in the head. Homicide investigators probe the death of officer Brian Sicknick. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/3i5b5gL WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: […]
  • The Rundown: Top headlines today: Dec. 1, 2020
    Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK […]
  • Coronavirus: Trump still pedalling doubts about election results
    U.S. President Donald Trump continues to pedal doubts about the results of the U.S. election even as Joe Biden is set to assume power in late January. Now, even senior Republicans are telling the outgoing president it is over. Jackson Proskow has more on the president’s continuing efforts to cast doubt on the […]
  • ‘It is not even close’: See Burnett’s response after Trump criticized German Covid-19 deaths
    President Donald Trump criticized Germany’s handling of Covid-19 after the nation had a record number of deaths. However, the US had four times as many Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 residents. #CNN #News Source: CNN […]
  • Boeing 737 Max takes flight for first time in US after deadly crashes | WNT
    The aircraft was cleared to fly again in November after the company modified its previously flawed flight control system, which pilots didn’t know about and had caused some aircrafts to nosedive. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/2WWT0rv WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS […]
  • White House press briefing as Biden administration continues rollback of Trump-era policies | LIVE
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki along with National Economic Council Director Brian Deese will hold a briefing at the White House on Friday afternoon. Hours after he was sworn into office, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the permit that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline expansion […]
  • Welcome to High Tech – Part of the GEEK Network
    Geek ➜ http://youtube.com/geek Partner with Geek! ➜ http://www.freedom.tm/GEEKnet Thanks for watching! ————————- ★ GEEK is powered by Freedom! ★ ✖ Geek Website: http://goo.gl/sn8TQ1 ✖ Geek Channel: http://goo.gl/JDQ6A9 ✖ Geek Backup Channel: http://goo.gl/ZLkbEF ✖ Video […]

Breaking News