Walmart - is this a step in the right direction? Is it enough? Your thoughts...

@nanajanet (4436)
United States
July 22, 2009 11:27am CST
http://www.terrapass.com/blog/posts/wal-mart-announces-sustainability-index?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Wal-Mart+launches+Sustainability+Index&utm_content=Nanajanet1954%40aol.com&utm_campaign=Newsletter+7%2F22%2F09 It is about how Wal-Mart is launching it's "Sustainability Index" It is a step and any step is better than no step but what irks me about Wal-Mart is that they bring so much in from China and I have a lot to say about products that are made in China as well as their lack of protection for their workers, whether or not they care a hoot about the environment, etc. But, that is besides the point. What do you think? I want to hear it all!
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I think that it is at least a step. Any steps are good steps where this is concerned. I always hope that the smaller things are just ladders to get to something more.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Yes, that is well put. One step is better than no steps. It is like the starfish story. Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide. The man was stuck by the the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf. As he came up to the person he said, "You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't possibly make a difference." The person looked at the man. He then stooped down and pick up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, "It sure made a difference to that one!"
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Personally there are a lot of products made by WalMart brand that I personally do not buy, and do not plan to buy either. Many of these are clothing, as for me the price against other stores is not really much cheaper, and the quality is no where near as good either. But since their Food prices are a lot of the time a lot cheaper, and they offer Friendly service I do still shop there, but from what I have heard on the way they treat their employees, this is never a place I would want to work, but I have worked at some interesting places as well.
@AmbiePam (50433)
• United States
22 Jul 09
This is good. I would be very interested in having this tool available for many more of the stores I frequent. This also makes me look at Walmart in a more favorable light. Around where I live, the Walmart Supercenter is the cheapest place to buy groceries. But I do want to know what I am supporting, and where my products are coming from. Thank you for link. As for China, oh man. Will we ever be able to extricate ourselves from doing so much trade with them?