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General Motors just announced 11 more facilities with landfill-free status, which means 122 of the company’s locations send nothing to landfills.
A lack of tailpipe emissions generally provides the Nissan LEAF with plenty of green cred, but the company hasn’t stopped there: innovative recycled materials are also a part of the package.
This week at Hangin’ with sustainablog, we’re talking electric cars, and the news that prices on some of the best-known models may be coming down. Join us as we discuss the price of EVs with Cleantechnica’s Zachary Shahan.
Quite a few of our fellow citizens would sum up the solution to homelessness in three short words: “Get a job!” Detroit-based social entrepreneur Veronika Scott is providing a few jobs for homeless women… who work to produce products that keep other homeless people warm and dry.
Some of the cooler (and, in one case, weirder) electric vehicle concepts and production models to roll out this year.
Anyone who travels will eventually find themselves returning home with a hotel card key (or two), despite our well-intentioned interest to remember to leave it in the room or drop it by the front desk upon check out. Most are made of petroleum-based plastic. But not the Green Earth Agri Card Keys made by USFI […]
Like millions of Americans, we’re celebrating July 4th, Independence Day. However, we’re celebrating this national holiday by focusing on the many aspects of our life that, in various ways, have led us to quite a different vision for a sustainable tomorrow – complete with local, renewable energy and lots of delicious meals harvested within ten […]
I’m coming to the conclusion that there’s very little that’s sustainable about the company known as GM. It’s frustrating and sad, because I was raised in the auto city and had family members who worked in the industry. I even spent a summer at the GM Tech Center (working for then EDS as an intern […]
With two seats, two wheels, and a maximum range of 25-35 miles (at 25-35 mph), the P.U.M.A. (which stands for Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility) won’t work for your next road trip. But this new concept vehicle, a joint project of GM and Segway, may be just the ticket for the driving most of us […]
From our friends at ZapRoot: Farmers take it to the extreme to protect their crops. The Auto Alliance has jump on the green bandwagon. These Guys are Full of **it returns. Links for this week’s edition: sustainablog – Killing for Crops Gas 2.0 – Ecodriving with the AAM EcoScraps – McDonalds Green Billboard Shell and […]
Apologies for not getting this up sooner… was in bed at 8:30 Wednesday night, and yesterday was traveling home day… I spent a good part of Wednesday afternoon talking to GM executives. We’ve got audio files that we’ll be sharing with you as soon as we get some glitches smoothed out, but I wanted to […]