The American term sneakers refers to footwear with a flexible sole made of rubber or synthetic material and an upper part made of leather or canvas. Sneakers were originally sporting apparel, but today are worn much more widely as casual footwear. A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt
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At GLOBE 2012, March 14-16, 2012 in Vancouver, Canada, David Kepler will be speaking in a special session entitled Building Blocks for a Sustainable Economy Dialogue. GLOBE put a number of questions to David about his role as Chief Sustainability Officer and about the importance that Dow places on its sustainability mission.