Kansas legislature passed a law that counties and cities cannot plan for sustainability or participate in any program federal, or UN, that plans or uses such terms. That's Republicans idea of local and free community decisions.
Wallmart, some days I hate'm, today I like'm, just announced a plan for total and long term sustainability. I don't know if they can do that legally in Kansas. I suspect not.
The nations largest corporate employer has decided that sustainable development is not about being a hippie, rather, it is about efficiency, and cutting waste. Currently they operate more solar systems than any company in the US, and they intend more, lots more.
100% renewable energy sources by 2020, at a savings of 1 billion dollars. Most of the new energy source, they will build and own. They also plan a 20% energy use reduction for every facility they operate. This positions them beautifully if carbon credits are traded, to have a butt load of them, another profit harvest. Which side will they be on in the debate about carbon trading?
When a success like Wallmart adopts 100% sustainability as a billion dollar money saver/maker, the copycat entrepreneurs aren't going to be far behind, this could be a tipping point in business.