“Earth’s life support systems are in decline due to the unintended consequences of humanity’s rapid progress.”
Every minute, 69 acres of forest are cleared.
Every day, 137 species become extinct.
Every year, 75 million people are added to the population.
This isn’t Lester Brown or Al Gore speaking. It’s Wal-Mart, in one of nine short vidoes on its website about sustainability. They’re well produced–check out the spooky music in the introductory video–and they provide a real sense of the depth and breadth of what Wal-Mart is doing to save the planet–activities that range from buying recycled gold jewelry to promoting sustainable fishing. Kind of amazing.