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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket   Last week, the shareholders of Ford rejected a motion  for measurable environmental stewardship within the company.

The proposal asking Ford to adopt "quantitative goals for reducing total greenhouse gas emissions from the company's products and operations" garnered only 14.12 percent support of the shareholders.

One might imagine that approval of a motion asking ONLY THAT would be assured - at any corporation that even wants to pretend to be environmentally responsible. But no.
Corporations 'talk the talk' in green image advertising all the time - occasionally leading some of us towards cautious optimism about their intentions. This story reminds us that most of them still don't want to walk the walk.

cross-posted from http://www.organicamerican.com

Originally posted to grassrootsbloggerdtcom on Sun May 13, 2007 at 08:28 AM PDT.

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  •  green image ads without sincerity...insult us (2+ / 0-)
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    Hornito, retrograde
  •  No!!! (0+ / 0-)

    Ford has many issues, but Billy Jr. is trying to move the company in the right direction; however, until they start making money (Jack Nasser sucked); they need to focus on returning the company to profitability.

    They do have vehicle developments under way, but they are financially strapped, which is limitting their efforts in this area.

    Ford has problems no doubt about it.  But lets focus on their real problem -- decades of very bad management and Jack "the knife" Nasser.

    Born in Oklahoma Raised in Ohio Escaped to Meechigan!!!

    by MI Sooner on Sun May 13, 2007 at 09:46:22 AM PDT

  •  Interesting... When Bill Ford took over, I sent.. (0+ / 0-)

    him a fax congratulating him. I also made a plea that he take the company "green", so that Ford Inc. would have a jump on the competition, in addition to being helping our environment.

    The result? Of course, he ignored my pleas, and kept building giant, gas eating, polluting behemoths, ... and the company proceeded to lose billions of dollars.

    If only he had listened. It appears though, they STILL aren't listening. That's a shame for our country, the environment, for Ford, and for Ford's workers (what's left of them).

    Why are American corporations so right-wing? GMC sponsors Hannity, and tries to kill its unions. Ford, refuses to listen about peak oil and the environment. It's all about making a buck today, and damn the consequences. Don't their shareholders have children who are going to grow up to inherit this planet?

    NO MORE DYNASTIES! No more triangulation! No more lies! No more war! No more corporatists! ELECT PROGRESSIVES NOW!

    by Hornito on Sun May 13, 2007 at 09:50:08 AM PDT

  •  I want names (0+ / 0-)

    Who, exactly who, are the majority shareholders who voted to sacrifice our futures for short-term return on investment? I want names, faces, positions, shares held, roles on boards, biographies and contact information. These captains of industry and masters of the universe hide behind their corporations and institutions, but they are just flesh and blood humans with families and communities and utterly myopic views on life.

    They promote their power by creating think tanks, lofty endowed positions, media conglomerates and massive PR programs, but they act in darkness because we continually call them by their industry names, like "Ford," or "Exxon, etc." They need to be outed and exposed, so we can talk directly to them. When one's name and face are out there attached to stupid and immoral decisions like refusing to allow Americans to buy efficient transportation, we need to look them in the face and call them stupid and immoral. When we can do that in a sustained and large scale way, they have to eventually look at themselves in that light, and become smarter.

    We are mid-sized mammals who define ourselves and then fight over who's definition is right.

    by howardfromUSA on Sun May 13, 2007 at 09:57:47 AM PDT

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