The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean, but the ocean is now facing the greatest environmental challenge of our time: climate change. Rising temperatures and ocean acidification are affecting ecosystem health and wildlife, along with our own communities, in profound ways.
Minnesota’s leadership on renewable energy and climate action is unparalleled in the Midwest. Policymakers passed a 25% Renewable Energy Standard in 2007 with bipartisan support. Under Governor Dayton’s leadership, the state has already effectively met that goal seven years early. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a 1.5% by 2020 Solar Energy Standard, with a goal of reaching 10% by 2030.
Each week, more than 200 million customers visit one of Walmart’s 11,695 stores across 28 countries. And even more go online to shop Walmart’s e-commerce websites in 11 countries. As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart has a large environmental footprint, but much of its carbon footprint does not come from inside its store walls.