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2.5 years ago, Marks & Spencer rolled out a bold sustainability plan. No “motherhood” statements here – most of these are easily verified by a customer:

  • Operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland will be carbon neutral
  • Stop sending waste to landfill eg.,  Instead, reuse food scraps to create green energy
  • Selling only free-range poultry products
  • Converting key clothing ranges to 100% fair trade cotton
  • Increasing nutritionally balanced food to 50% of all foods sold

I’m so pleased to see large businesses step up to the plate like this.   And here’s some even better news – their initiatives have now become cost-positive.  If you want their 1/2 way point progress report, you can find it on their website.

Readers, Are any stores near you clearly holding themselves to sustainability standards?

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Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

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