Disney announces ambitious 'green' environment goals for its theme parks
Written by Robert Niles
Disney today announced a plan to do its part to fight made-made global warming, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the company's properties by 50 percent over the next five years, with the long-range goal of eliminating them entirely.Tweet
Disney also seeks to reduce its use of electricity by 10 percent over the next five years. The goals are included in Disney's annual corporate responsibility report, released today in advance of the company's annual shareholder's meeting. Here is the Orlando Sentinel's write-up, too.
The bulk of Disney's greenhouse emissions and electrical use comes from its theme parks, both the Walt Disney World parks in Orlando and Disneyland parks in Southern California. A greener Magic Kingdom would help make the rest of the world a happier place, of course, but not if Disney achieves its environmental goals through having that many fewer people visit its parks.
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