Kohl’s Stores Are Going Green and Giving Back


Kohl’s Inc. – a retailer with almost 1,100 stores in the United States – made news recently by announcing its plan to bring solar energy to ten of its stores in Colorado.  According to Newsweek, Kohl’s “[h]as the largest solar power program of any retailer globally.”  Currently, eighty-six Kohl’s stores in Maryland, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Oregon, and New Jersey use solar power.

In addition to its solar power initiative, Kohl’s plans to donate $2 million to nonprofit organizations in honor of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, and Kohl’s A-Team Volunteers – comprised of Kohl’s employees – will practice environmental responsibility by participating in environmental initiatives throughout the month of April.

At a time when some companies are only going green because it pays to go green, it is always good to hear about a company that is actively contributing funds to environmental causes.

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  1. Seeing solar energy being used in corporate America is fantastic, remember reading I think Albania for example has enough land to power the entire world’s energy 4 times over using solar energy. The problem with solar energy is no longer energy efficiency, it’s plugging it in – to move to solar energy requires changing our entire oil-based infrastructure to solar, which will take huge levels of commitment and resources. When we have to, we will.

  2. Mighty cool of Kohl to do this voluntarily. This is the kind of thinking that more companies need to adopt down the road.

    Till then,


  3. The problem with solar energy is no longer energy efficiency, it’s plugging it in
    Thanks man.

  4. Good job Kohl’s! Sounds like they are doing a great job of being socially responsible. Every large chain store should at least look into the feasibility of installing solar cells on their roof to save some power & money. With the cost of solar cells coming down, it is a more feasible option.

    • mariana
    • May 3rd, 2010

    i think.. is energy efficiency the solar energy ?

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