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Oh, my.  In yesterday’s news: “The Coca-Cola Company to Receive 2009 World Environment Center Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.”

The World Environment Center’s (WEC) Twenty-Fifth Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development has been awarded to The Coca-Cola Company for implementing strategic business initiatives in the high impact areas of water stewardship, sustainable packaging, energy management and climate protection.

Well they were sure dragged kicking and screaming down that path.  I don’t have time this week, but that definitely means I need to write some thoughts about Coca-Cola and the water wars, particularly in India, some time next week.  In the mean time, I will leave you with a few links of interest:

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Very little chance to post this week, as my home computer is in the shop.  In the mean time, enjoy the Greenwash Brigade’s 2008 Greenwashes of the Year.

The Greenwash Brigade is a group of environmental professionals, each part of the Public Insight Network, on the hunt for “greenwash” as they examine eco-friendly claims by companies, governments and other groups.

In the 2008 list, they picked two stories related to foods,  two related to fossil fuels, and three related to the auto industry, plus one related to politics.  And when you look closer, all eight stories are even more closely related — it’s all about fossil fuels and petrochemicals in the end.

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