RACE TO THE FINISH — Bayonne resident and Midtown graduate Avery Sullivan racing to the finish just ahead of recent graduate and All County performer Andrea Tlacuilo at St. Dominic Academy’s season ending race in Milton, Delaware. Sullivan will be a key performer as a junior for the Blue Devils, a program that embodies team first.
Danone Waters UK has announced that its Evian and Volvic brands will have carbon-neutral status by 2011, forming part of the company’s long-term sustainability project. Since 2000, it has been the aim of Danone to reduce Evian’s environmental impact by 50%. So far a 20% reduction has been achieved, and the remaining 30% is hoped to be achieved thanks to a major Wetlands Protection and Restoration project, which restores ecosystems destroyed in recent years.Evian’s reduced CO2 footprint will be achieved through a continuing sustainable packaging policy, the reduction of fossil energy consumption and an increase in the use of rail and optimised logistics.Volvic’s carbon reduction will also be achieved through a number of factors, including the use of recycled PET for Volvic bottles, lighter-weight packaging and the use of electric trains through the supply chain.”Sustainable development has been at the core of Groupe Danone’s business philosophy and decision-making for over 30 years and is at the heart of the way we work,” commented James Pearson, Danone Waters commercial director.[http://www.danone.co.uk]