Walmart and Mother Nature Network Launch "The Leaderboard"

          Walmart and Mother Nature Network Launch "The Leaderboard"

New Editorial Channel Profiling the Most Innovative People, Businesses, and
Organizations in Sustainability

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2013

ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Across the globe, leaders are finding
new ways to solve the world's challenges. Now Mother Nature Network and
Walmart are teaming up to tell their inspiring stories. From a teen prodigy
who is revolutionizing mobile news to a global medicine hunter searching for
botanicals to use in novel ways, or a local community setting the world record
for recycling, "The Leaderboard" ( is a newonline
destinationthat profiles the biggest innovations in sustainability – and the
pioneers who are creating them.

"There are an incredible number of new ideas, programs, products, and services
being created which will have a very positive impact on sustainability," said
Joel Babbit, Chief Executive Officer of Mother Nature Network. "And most
interestingly – they aren't all from large corporations. Many are developed
by very small companies, schools, non-profit organizations – some even by
single individuals."

"Thanks to the ingenuity, passion and innovative thinking of so many people,
we've seen an increase in sustainable technologies, processes and options in
the past decade," said Andrea Thomas, senior vice president of sustainability
at Walmart. "These new ideas have helped companies, like Walmart, make
significant progress toward our sustainability goals. Walmart has a
responsibility to use its size and scale to influence positive change, and we
believe 'The Leaderboard' will be a place to showcase cutting edge ideas and
spark further adoption."

The Leaderboard will profile dozens of forward-thinking innovators, with new
stories published every week. To learn more or to make a suggestion for a
Leaderboard profile, go

About MNN
Launched in January 2009, is the flagship site of Mother Nature
Network, the world's most visited environmental and social responsibility
online network – a network that attracts more than seven million visits a
month from more than 200 different countries to its sites, and Engaging, non-political, and easy-to-understand, MNN is
designed for a mainstream audience, featuring content that goes well beyond
traditional "green" issues. Co-founded by Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck
Leavell and ad executive Joel Babbit, equity partners now include CNN and
Discovery Communications. Visit Mother Nature Network [] to learn

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through
their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members
visit our 10,600 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce
websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444
billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart
continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and
employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by
visiting, on Facebook
at on Twitter
at Online merchandise sales are available

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Mother Nature Network

Contact: Brooke Buchanan, 1-800-331-0085,,
or Dan Beeson, Mother Nature Network, +1-404-856-7026,
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