24 Apr '15, 10pm

Celebrating the wins for sustainability

Celebrating the wins for sustainability

In my first environmental management class, the instructor posed a very simple question: “Do you wake up in the morning overwhelmed with all that is wrong with the world, or are you optimistic about where things are heading?” There was a very long pause and then the teacher replied, “I agree. It depends on the day.” This week, Kum & Go is celebrating their 100th LEED certified convenience store. This accomplishment puts them among the ranks of Kohl’s and Starbucks , and officially ranks the company as one of the top users of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ) rating system in the retail sector. To give context to the awesomeness of this accomplishment, it’s notable that Kum & Go is not a publicly traded company or a global entity. Kum & Go : owns and operates 430 convenience stores in 11 states, is the fifth largest privately held convenience store c...

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