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Thursday, July 6, 2006

Gore to visit Bentonville

Posted By on Thu, Jul 6, 2006 at 4:00 PM

With the debate still raging on this morning's blog post concerning Al Gore's movie about climate change, we learn via the Wall Street Journal that Gore will be in Arkansas next week.

Apparently the world's largest company thinks he has some worthwhile ideas to share about environmental policy.

Former Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore is planning to address Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives next week at the retailer’s quarterly conference on sustainability, part of the company’s recent efforts to become an environmental leader, a Wal-Mart spokesman confirmed.

Gore will speak on global warming, the subject of his recently released documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” The conference is an outgrowth of Wal-Mart’s mission, outlined by Chief Executive Lee Scott last November, to minimize its negative impact on the environment. At the time, Wal-Mart committed to, among other things, reduce energy use in its stores, improve the fuel efficiency of its truck fleet and substantially cut down on solid waste produced by its stores.

We've also heard rumors that Gore will attend a screening of his film in Fayetteville.


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