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[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="15"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Greener Partners [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_column_text] For Starbucks, fostering local leaders is key to delivering on its commitments to the community and the environment.   By Amanda Sawit[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_column_text]Like its logo, the effects of Starbucks global sustainability commitments can be seen pretty much everywhere. For more than 30 years, the coffee company has integrated sustainability into nearly every facet of its stores, from the way they are designed, decorated, and maintained, down to the waste management and recycling of products after use. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="24541" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full" css=".vc_custom_1496329875189{margin-top: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text]Greener Apron completion pin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="15"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10"][vc_single_image image="24547" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]Starbucks designated thousandth LEED-certified store, located in the campus town of Ames, Iowa, was awarded LEED Silver under the Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) rating system and posted notable resource savings, including a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption. Image courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Company. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="15"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Much of this has to do with the coffee company’s global efforts to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. But it didn’t reach more than 1,200 LEED-certified stores overnight. Early on, Starbucks was...

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