How Far Have Corporations Come in Saving Our Planet

How Far Have Corporations Come in Saving Our Planet - How...

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How Far Have Corporations Come in Saving Our Planet? By Name, student English 310 During the ages of corporate environmentalism, big businesses learned it is easy to go green. Many problems with the environment came to light around the 1970s. Environmentalists started pushing the prevention of the destruction of our planet by many different means with the business world. Many companies ignored these movements against the destruction going on. Eventually, they were forced to abide by laws that were placed into affect on some of the issues being promoted. The very first Earth Day took place during the 70s. Millions of Americans participated in this environmental movement attempt. In the 1980s, corporations were widely known as corporate polluters. During this time environmentalist were fighting to enforce new laws upon the evil polluters. Lawsuits, media stunts, and boycotts set out against corporations and government opponents. Mandatory emissions reductions and recycling was very much needed at this time. Some businesses started to use systems of accountability, such as independent certification regimes. (Whelan, Tensie, 2006) Many people wonder if this was and is just a price being paid somewhere down the line for a good, positive reputation of the
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Dr.rachal during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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