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Mcity

Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota Invest $1M in Driverless Car Test City

Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota are among the companies each investing $1 million over three years in the University of Michigan’s Mcity — the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. … Read more »

Project ROI

CSR Programs Increase Revenue up to 20%, Says Verizon, Campbell Soup Study

Well-designed corporate social responsibility programs increase revenue by as much as 20 percent, command price premiums up to 20 percent and increase customer commitment by as much as 60 percent, according to a study commissioned by Verizon and Campbell Soup. Project ROI, conducted by IO Sustainability and Babson College, found … Read more »

Verizon e-waste recycling

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

EBay Dumps ALEC

EBay, after months of pressure from climate change activists, yesterday confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to Forecast the Facts. Forecast the Facts and other environmental groups had been pressuring eBay to cut its ties to ALEC, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that opposes … Read more »

Super Bowl XLVIII

Verizon Helps Super Bowl Recycle E-Waste

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL are partnering with Verizon and the Broadway Green Alliance to collect and recycle electronic waste in New York and New Jersey. The host committee and the NFL say the e-waste recycling events are part of a series of sustainability initiatives aimed at “greening” the … Read more »

Motorola cable box

Cable TV Box Standards to Cut 5M Tons CO2 Annually

Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco, AT&T and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department and other organizations, have developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The voluntary agreement between the DOE, Natural Resources Defense … Read more »

YSI electronics chest

Xylem, Verizon Team Up on Oyster Restoration

Xylem’s YSI Integrated Systems and Services (ISS), Verizon and the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School have teamed up on a long-term oyster restoration project called the Billion Oyster Project. The BOP aims to restore 1 billion live oysters into New York Harbor over the next 20 years. Among the … Read more »

Clean Energy Fuel stations

Clean Energy Sells Fuel Made from Waste

Clean Energy Fuels says it is the first company to commercially distribute a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants directly to fleets around the country and at 35 public Clean Energy stations throughout California. Thousands of cars, taxis, shuttles … Read more »

Sprint cell phone recycling

Sprint Sets World Record for Cell Phone Recycling

Sprint has broken the world record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week — 103,582 cell phones, more than double the previous record — as certified by Guinness World Records. The audited count took place the week of Earth Day and did not feature any special promotions. … Read more »

Climate Adaptation: Big Headache, Big Expense

Climate adaptation is poised to provide big business for some companies – and a big expense for many others. As this article at The Verge points out, construction firms – especially those that build flood defenses – and air conditioning manufacturers are expecting big gains as the number of severe … Read more »