UPS to Use ZAP Electric Car and Truck Fleet for Deliveries PETALUMA, CA., Nov 13, 2007 – It will be a green holiday this season for United Parcel Service (UPS), who rolled out a small parcel delivery service this week in Northern California using 42 electric cars and trucks from ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP). The UPS […]
Recognized for “Exemplary role in post-Tsunami relief efforts and emphasis on employee volunteerism and educational programs” WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At a ceremony in Washington, DC, GE today received the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. GE was recognized for its extensive corporate social responsibility programs in Indonesia, specifically the Company’s role […]
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oil giant BP is the world’s most accountable company according to this year’s Accountability Rating™ 2007. The Rating also finds that European companies are forging ahead in building responsible business practices, with 18 global companies headquartered in Europe featured in the top 20.
MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new day has dawned for Americans who want to save the Earth by going green, but don’t want to pay a premium or sacrifice performance in the process. Today, Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets:GETG) introduced G-OIL, a revolutionary, totally green biodegradable motor oil guaranteed to protect engines as well as the […]
Available to Southern California Policyholders Affected by Devastating Wildfires; First-Ever “Green” Upgrade Offered to Homeowners in the U.S. NOVATO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a result of the extraordinary wildfires in the past two weeks, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is responding with an innovative green upgrade for impacted policyholders. Fireman’s Fund® will rebuild its Prestige® Premier policyholders’ homes […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Steelcase, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of office environment solutions, is deploying the OptiLedge from OptiLogistics, Inc., marketer of innovative transport packaging systems, to ship selected furniture products to dealers and direct customers from its plant here. The move to the OptiLedge, which was tested for several months, is providing […]
GE ecomagination R&D Investment to Reach $1 Billion by Year End, Driving Expansion of Advanced Technology Pipeline
Strategy Mirrors Edisonian Belief in Creating Products Directly Aligned With Customer Needs, Driving Innovative, Energy-Efficient and Cleaner Technology Across Company Today GE (NYSE: GE) announced that it will invest more than $1 billion on cleaner technology research and development (R&D) for 2007, drawing closer to its pledge to invest $1.5 billion annually on ecomagination R&D […]
RecycleBank™, a rewards program motivating people to recycle, announced that Coca-Cola has invested $2 million in the company to help enable RecycleBank to expand nationwide. The investment is part of a larger relationship with RecycleBank to increase curbside recycling rates in the United States.
Hybrid Vehicles Further Enhance Toshiba’s Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging systems, announces its commitment to replacing the company’s entire fleet of sedans for its sales and service teams with hybrid cars over the next three years. As part of Toshiba Corporation’s global environmental […]
Also Launches Biodiesel Initiative At Worldport Air Hub ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it was adding 306 alternative fuel vehicles to its “green fleet” by placing an order for 167 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery trucks while taking delivery of 139 new propane delivery trucks in North America. Additionally, the company has launched an initiative […]
Waste Management Inc. said Monday it plans to add 60 renewable energy facilities across the country over the next five years. The Houston-based waste company currently has nearly 300 sites managing the disposal of millions of tons of waste per year.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Continues its Commitment to Sustainable Development Education and Research
Makrolon® Polycarbonate and Other Bayer Materials Featured in Carnegie Mellon University’s Solar Decathlon Competition House PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) continues its commitment to sustainable development education and research by again participating as a sponsor of Carnegie Mellon University’s 2007 Solar Decathlon competition house. Progress on the latest Carnegie Mellon decathlon project was showcased yesterday […]
Mass Transit and Vanpool Riders Receive Greatest Benefit From Corporate Environmental Stewardship Efforts SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An increasing number of California employees are seeking information from their employers about transportation incentive programs as a way to reduce pollution and help the environment. Inquiries about vanpools and other commute alternatives are up 20% over a year ago […]
GE Invests in Third Airtricity Wind Farm in Texas, Again Helping Customer Grow in Booming US Wind Market
GE Energy Financial Services announced an investment in Airtricity’s Champion Wind Farm in Roscoe, TX, that will annually produce power sufficient for 35,000 homes using 55 2.3-megawatt turbines like those in this photo of the nearby Forest Creek wind farm. (Photo: Business Wire)