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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - September 2013


GM Increases ENERGY STAR® Challenge Plants to 63

Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® voluntary Challenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63, more facilities than any organization worldwide. The facilities efforts resulted in a collective avoidance of $162 million in energy costs and a reduction of 1.6 million metric tons of CO2 – equivalent to the electricity use of 244,000 homes.

Sustainable Brands® Expands Innovation Open Business Competition to London

Environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs invited to compete at SB London on November 18-19
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced that it is expanding its start-up competition to London, England. Environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas are encouraged to apply and compete at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) in conjunction with the SB London conference taking place on November 18-19 at the Lancaster London.

AT&T Tool Kit Uncovers Billions of Gallons of Potential Water Savings in Cooling Systems


Guest Blog by John Schulz, Director, AT&T Sustainability Operations

September 4, 2013 

“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”  – Alexander Graham Bell

Guest Post: GM Finds a New Home for Ducks, Bats and Waste


By Mike Robinson, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs, General Motors

If one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, could that saying hold true for owls, wood ducks, and bats? We at General Motors think so.

2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Winners Announced

Prizes awarded for innovative safe water and sanitation solutions in the developing world
Press Release

Stockholm, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/  – Reed Elsevier, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions, today announced the winners of the 2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, which supports innovative solutions to improve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation.

USAID and Coca-Cola Expand Water and Development Alliance

New Investments Support Sustainable WASH Service Delivery
Press Release

Stockholm, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, at World Water Week in Stockholm, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coca-Cola Company announced support for new programs under their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) that will provide over 190,000 people with improved clean water and/or improved sanitation services by the end of 2015.

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Launch Partnership

New Partnership Support Sustainable WASH Service Delivery in Africa to Benefit At Least 270,000 People
Press Release

Stockholm, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today at World Water Week in Stockholm, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) announced the Company’s support of new programs in four African countries –Kenya, Zambia, Madagascar, and Mozambique.

Union Pacific Unveils New Aerodynamic Technology for Double-Stack Intermodal Trains

Employee-designed Arrowedge® piloted for fuel and related emissions reductions
Press Release

September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific unveiled in August its Arrowedge® production version, piloting the employee-designed aerodynamic technology for fuel and locomotive emissions reductions on double-stack intermodal freight trains. Years in development, the Arrowedge® is the latest innovation in Union Pacific's ongoing commitment to design, build and implement fuel-saving technologies.


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