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Timberland to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2010

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Stratham, N.H. The Timberland Co. has issued a white paper in which it details its plans to combat global warming. The company set a short-term goal of being carbon neutral by 2010 for its stores and other facilities it operates, as well as for employee travel.

“Timberland is contributing to global warming through our production and operations; as a result, we are setting forth an aggressive strategy to reduce our own carbon emissions and to influence and engage those outside our direct corporate boundaries to do the same,” stated Jeffrey Swartz, president & CEO of Timberland.

The company’s comprehensive reduction plan includes verifying greenhouse-gas inventory through a third-party vendor, reducing energy demand through efficiency improvements, purchasing clean, renewable energy whenever possible, generating its own renewable energy on-site, and when necessary, purchasing renewable energy credits and offsets to offset emissions and develop local renewable-energy projects.

The company also is increasing the number of buildings designed to achieve LEED certification.

Since 2006, the company has reduced direct emissions by 27% by using less energy, sources more power from renewable sources from and engaging its workers. Lighting retrofits, building improvements and energy-efficient equipment have cut energy consumption by as much as 30% in some of its largest buildings. The company plans more of the same to get to its 2010 goal, which is based on a 2006 baseline. Timberland wants to have 39% of its energy coming from renewable energy by 2010. By 2015, the company wants 60% of its energy to be green power.

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Kroger announces second reusable bag contest

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CINCINNATI Kroger announced its second annual design a resuable shopping bag contest.

Through May 15, customers can create their designs and vote on their favorite entries online at www.kroger.com/green .Anyone who designs a bag and has a valid shopper card will receive an electronic coupon loaded directly to their card for a free reusable bag (99 cents value), where valid. Kroger has also partnered with CafePress so that designers can purchase a reusable bag featuring their design.

The winner of the contest will receive a $1,000 Kroger gift card and a chance to see their bag design sold in Kroger stores. Four finalists will be awarded $250 Kroger gift cards and five runners-up will receive $100 Kroger gift cards.

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Office Depot offers free resume copies and faxing

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BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announce that it isoffering customers free copies of resumes and free faxing from April 19 to May 30.

Customers will be able to participate in this special offer by visiting the Design, Print, & Ship Depot center in any one of the more than 1,100 Office Depot retail store locations nationwide. Office Depot is providing free copies of resumes, up to 25 single-sided pages, as well as free faxing to five different domestic numbers, up to 25 pages in total.

“Times are tough, and whether you are looking to make a career move or seeking your first job out of school, Office Depot is helping our customers take care of business by providing a valuable service free of charge,” said George Hill, SVP Office Depot’s Design, Print, and Ship Depot. “From paper and portfolios to custom printing and shipping, Office Depot is truly a one-stop-shop for resume products and services.”

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