Archive for December 2010

Salmon River project video

I just wanted to add a follow-up to my earlier post about Missy Paulson and her experience on the Salmon River project. Through an educational program established by the Freshwater Trust organization, Missy worked with other students to document the…

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Bringing sustainability to our stores

As my colleague Sheri has blogged about, we’re working hard to make our stores more sustainable by enrolling many of them in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) program. Sheri’s mentioned the…

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How to save green by being greener

The other day my niece asked me what banking has to do with saving the environment. Working in Environmental Affairs, one tends to get asked that question a lot, but from my niece it seemed kind of odd, considering that…

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When can a sticker start a revolution?

Earlier this year, we created some stickers to help promote paper conservation and energy efficiency around the office. The stickers were intended to help educate team members “on the spot” about quick and simple ways they could help Wells Fargo…

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ESG Investing

Sparked by documentaries and avoidable environmental catastrophes, a few of my family members and friends have expressed discontentment about the apparent misbehaviour of some companies. If you’ve experienced similar concerns and haven’t already done so, you may want to consider…

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Finding the way to a greener everything

Regardless of our specific job functions — parent, clerk, investor, banker, etc. — we can all find ways to reduce waste and make a positive impact on our environment. Here at Wells Fargo, Christine Niska and the Wells Fargo Foundation’s…

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December Poll of the Month: homemade gifts

‘Tis the season! Family, friends, and (lest we forget) all sorts of amazing food and treats make welcome appearances this time of year. Of course, the holidays mean presents as well, and that got us thinking about the idea of…

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A “green” oasis amidst the concrete

Many cities focus on building outdoor common space as a way to revitalize an area and create a sense of community through shared recreation. Minneapolis, Minn., really takes this to heart — it has created several unique parks, such as…

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