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Toyota + Future Transportation: A Biodiesel Partnership with Alabama A&M University

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Toyota's Huntsville plant is partnering with Alabama A&M University to explore possible applications of biofuel. We've created a closed-loop system by sending waste oil from our cafeteria to the university, and getting back biodiesel for use in on-site trucks.

VIDEO - Toyota + Cleaner Operations: Reducing Waste and Saving Water

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Team members at Toyota's assembly plant in Indiana have come up with some pretty innovative ways to reduce waste. Changing the treatment chemical for wastewater turned the resulting sludge into a perfect replacement for cement in cement kilns. For more information, visit http://www.toyota.com/environmentrepo...

JustGreen Holiday Tips: Decorating

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Decorating your home for the holidays can be a green affair. From using  newspapers to things you can find in your backyard, here are some green tips to make your beautiful for this holiday season. 

1)     Instead of wrapping gifts for the kids, hide the presents; turn it into a treasure hunt for the kids.

2)     Make your own tree ornaments out of things you already have around the house, or from materials they might find in the outside: twigs, flowers, old magazines, and herbs, pine cones, etc.

JustGreen Holiday Tips: Energy

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With the holiday season in full swing, we tend to consume a lot of resources and create large amounts of waste. But this time of the year does not have to negatively impact our environment.

Here are some tips that will help you save energy during the holidays:

Toyota: Focused on Plants, People and Planet

2013 North American Environmental Report Details Innovation and Improvements
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To view the complete 2013 North American environmental report, please visit http://www.toyota.com/about/environmentreport2013

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To view the complete 2013 North American environmental report, please visit http://www.toyota.com/about/environmentreport2013

Beer Is Good: Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Geoff Larson

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Do you think beer is good? If you do, you’re not alone. Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage worldwide, and one of the earliest fermented products humans ever crafted. There’s a new trend brewing in the ancient art of beer making – sustainability. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company, a craft brewer that is just as committed to environmental stewardship as it is to making a tasty libation.
 

Women Fight Back Against Devastation Caused By Mining

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At the Mines and Money conference in London this week, a vigil is being held outside to honor inspirational women from around the globe who have been involved in resisting the ecological and social devastation caused by mining projects.  The group leaders want it to be known that they will not stand idly by while their communities become impoverished and millions of women are driven from their homes due to destructive mining projects. 

Reed Elsevier launches 2014 Environmental Challenge to Advance Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Call for proposals to advance scalable solutions to water and sanitation challenges in developing countries
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Paris, December 3, 2013 /3BL Media/  – The 2014 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge was launched today, calling for innovative proposals to ensure safe water and improved sanitation for at risk communities in developing countries. The winning projects will be announced in September 2014.

Toward Context-Based Reporting Webinar

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As the measurement  of corporate sustainability matures to become more commonplace, stakeholders are beginning to ask, "Are these new metrics really measuring true sustainability?" The emerging answer is, "only when applied in proper context." We'll present the state of the art in Context-Based Sustainability, followed by a dialogue on Autodesk's open-source methodology for calculating science-based carbon targets and Q&A, with an opportunity for listeners to send in their questions.

Bloomberg Goes Solar

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Bloomberg is committed to the development of on-site renewable energy. Our first renewable energy project was a 1.8 Megawatt solar system that contributes over 50% of the power needs at our Skillman, NJ office campus. This was followed by another rooftop solar installation at our San Francisco office. These projects reduce our dependence on the local power grid AND save us money!

Learn more about this and other energy saving projects.

 

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