As part of an effort to conserve resources and cultivate an eco-conscious image, many companies across the nation are adopting environmentally friendly business practices. Here are some ways that American corporations plan to go green:

  • McDonald’s: Gradually reducing the petroleum content of burger patties by 50 percent
  • Tribune Company: To save trees, Tribune Co. will eliminate newspaper print subscriptions by keeping exact same business model they currently practice
  • General Electric: Recycling bin in office
  • Ford: Slapping the prefix “eco” somewhere on future models
  • Staples: Standard copy paper to now be 2½ by 4 inches instead of wasteful 8½ by 11 inches
  • Fermilab: Installing hand cranks on all particle accelerators
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: In an effort that could save up to 20 gallons of water per person per day, employees banned from washing their hands after using restroom
  • Koch Industries: High-powered, energy-efficient lobbyists to be installed outside company headquarters