Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell is a senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and author of the report Walmart's Assault on the Climate.

Climate & Energy

Walmart is the last place Obama should be making a clean energy speech

The mega-retailer gets only 3 percent of its power from clean sources, and ranks just behind Chevron on the list of biggest climate polluters.

A Trojan carrot

Walmart’s latest organic scheme is just part of its plot to take over our food system

The retail giant already controls more than 25 percent of the U.S. grocery market, and with its new organic label, it's aiming to control even more.

Business & Technology

EDF sells green cred to Walmart for the low, low price of $66 million

Environmental Defense Fund, a big cheerleader for Walmart's sustainability efforts, gets about an eighth of its budget from the Walton family, the same folks who control Walmart.

Cities

Here’s one smart way to fight big-box stores

Cape Cod is the rare community that considers regional economic impacts when weighing big-box retail proposals, and that makes all the difference.

Cities

Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive — and survive climate change

Cities where small businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy have stronger social networks and more engaged citizens.

Business & Technology

Bangladesh fire shows why we can’t trust Walmart to green its supply chain

The retailer says its suppliers are going green, but as a recent factory fire revealed, Walmart won't even divulge who its suppliers are.

Business & Technology

Walmart heirs quietly fund Walmart’s environmental allies

The Walton Family Foundation has become one of the largest environmental grantmakers in the U.S. -- and it's steering its money to groups that play nice with Walmart.

Business & Technology

The Walmart de Mexico scandal: Here’s a punishment that befits the crime

Walmart evaded environmental protections and other rules in Mexico by paying out bribes. As punishment, the company should have to give up many of its Mexican stores.

Business & Technology

Four ways enviros can keep Walmart in the hot seat

The world's biggest retailer has gotten an undeserved free pass from many environmentalists. It's time to take a tougher line and set a higher standard, argues Stacy Mitchell in the conclusion to her series on Walmart's greenwashing.

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