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Anheuser-Busch reports reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders Partners have formally recognized Anheuser-Busch for its company-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
At the organization's annual meeting, Climate Leaders Partners announced the brewer, which joined the group in 2005, met its emission reduction goals one year ahead of schedule.
Through employee cooperation and the use of alternative fuels, Anheuser-Busch has cut the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted by its operations by 5 percent over the past five years.
Based on this rate, the company aims to further reduce this pollution by 15 percent over the next four years.
The brewer has also decreased water usage by 37 percent since 2000, used landfill gas to power one of its breweries and constructed 10 bio-energy recovery systems.
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said such initiatives show the organization's members are "doing their part in the fight against climate change and giving consumers the power to support environmentally responsible choices."
Similar efforts may increase employment opportunities for individuals who have completed associates, bachelors and masters programs in sustainable management or environmental science.
The demand for environmental scientists, whose median annual earnings were $56,100 in May 2006, is expected to grow by 25 percent over the next seven years.