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EcoCAR2 Students Feel The Heat at GM’s Desert Proving Grounds


Our Desert Proving Ground is where we ensure all of our vehicles can withstand intense heat before they hit showrooms around the world.

For EcoCAR2, we invited students from across the country out to the desert to see how their vehicles stood up to the challenge.

Watch the video above to see the lessons they learned working in the heat.

Boeing: From Toy to Jetliner

Early inspiration leads to a career on the Boeing 737 MAX

This story originally appeared in Boeing's 2013 Environment Report.

The Real Thing

19 Legislators Receive 100% Rating from the Illinois Environmental Council

Press Release

Springfield, Ill., August 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Illinois Environmental Council released its 2013 Environmental Scorecard today.  Nineteen legislators received a 100% voting record. 

Representative John Bradley (D-Marion)

Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago)

Representative Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago)

Representative Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago)

Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview)

5 Fascinating Facts About Plastic Recycling

Update Your Plastics Recycling Habits and Brush Up on Your Plastics Recycling Trivia

Chances are, you’re pretty virtuous about throwing those plastic containers in your recycling bin, and then you don’t give them much thought beyond that. But behind the scenes, your plastic’s life is far from over, and far from boring. 

Avista's City Hall Plaza Project Begins in Earnest

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The City of Spokane is excited about a new plaza that is under construction right next to City Hall in the heart of the community. Avista is building the plaza on city property and gifting it to the community in celebration of the company's 125th anniversary in 2014. The plaza will offer residents new and improved vistas of the Spokane River and safe access to Avista's Huntington Park directly west of the area. Dedication of the plaza and Huntington Park is scheduled for spring 2014.

Redbox, Coinstar Kiosks Now Serving a Side of Sustainability

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

The company that brings us Redbox, Coinstar, Rubi coffee, and ecoATM electronics recycling kiosks recently released its 2012 CSR report. When Nicole Trimble, senior director of corporate responsibility, started working for Outerwall Inc. three years ago, there wasn’t a sustainability program in place, she told Triple Pundit. “I had to start from complete scratch.

Toyota Again Best Global Green Brand


Toyota has confirmed its consistent environmental leadership by being named the world’s Best Global Green Brand for the third consecutive year.

The 2013 Best Global Green Brands report, compiled by international brand consultancy Interbrand, determines the gap between a company’s environmental performances and its actual environmental practices.

Lonely Planet Recognized for Commitment to Responsible Forestry

SCS Global Services Confirms Travel Guide Leader's Conformance to Forest Stewardship Council Requirements
Press Release

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 26, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- More than 98% of Lonely Planet's paper consumption is now Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, as confirmed based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), an internationally recognized certification body.

Big Win for Nature in Illinois

Governor Quinn Restores Recreation Liability Protections

At a press conference this morning, Governor Pat Quinn signed SB1042 into law as Public Act 98-0522.  This new law will give private landowners that open their land to the public for recreation, conservation, and education liability protections.


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