Tagged: hurricane katrina

Sustainability Efforts Mean Big Environmental Impact at Wal-Mart

by Todd Traub 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In 2005 Wal-Mart launched its sustainability program, designed to encourage corporate environmental responsibility. In attempting to take leadership on the issue and drive the global conversation, Wal-Mart established three broad goals: to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

Hurricane Katrina Defining Moment In Wal-Mart Giving

by Jan Cottingham 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Because Wal-Mart is a master of logistics it got those items and more to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit this country. And Wal-Mart got those goods to the people of the devastated Gulf Coast faster than did the government of the United States.

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.

Dan Hampton

by Tre Baker 9/7/2010 8:33 am

Veering from one offensive comment to another, Dan Hampton doesn't swerve from controversy.

Eric Overmyer Talks 'Treme' Season 2 at the Clinton School

by Lance Turner 8/12/2010 8:23 am

Eric Overmyer, co-creator of HBO's "Treme," talked about New Orleans, working with musicians and some of the themes he and David Simon hope to explore in the drama's second season on Wednesday at the Clinton School of Public Service.

From Eureka Springs Tourist to Resident: Dan Ellis, Author and Publisher

by Buzz Dougherty 7/1/2010 12:00 am

Being a survivor is what led Dan Ellis to Eureka Springs after losing everything he owned in Hurricane Katrina.