Environment America urges Walmart to go solar

Walmart, one of the most visible retailers in the nation, has the chance to lead the corporate world toward renewable energy. 

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Mary Katherine Moore
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Author: Mary Katherine Moore

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B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

Walmart, one of the most visible retailers in the nation, has the chance to lead the corporate world toward renewable energy.  

On Nov. 5, Environment America, along with 150 other environmental groups, delivered a letter to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon encouraging the franchise to install solar panels on the roofs of all viable stores and parking lots by 2035. If Walmart commits to this goal, it will generate nearly 6,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy each year, enough to power 660,000 American homes. 

“It’s encouraging to see such a broad coalition of groups calling for commonsense clean energy solutions,” said Wade Wilson, Go Solar associate with Environment America. “Installing solar on superstores like Walmart would be a win for the environment, a win for consumers, and a win for businesses.”

Environment America hopes Walmart will take the necessary steps to safeguard our environment by installing solar panels at nearly 5,000 US store locations.  

Read more about the letter.

Learn more about our Go Solar campaign. 

ACT NOW

We need to transition to renewable energy and avoid increasing fossil fuel use in our communities. Every big box store without solar is a missed opportunity to generate clean energy. 

To join us in asking Walmart to go big on solar, sign our petition. 

Photo: If Walmart installs solar panels on all its viable roofs, it will generate nearly 6,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy each year. Credit: Mark Mozart via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.