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Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the US Department of State to Speak at Symposium

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium
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Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds and Conflict Minerals in the Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, announced as another speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

GM Donates $10,000 to Flint for Tree-Planting Project

Funds will help support city’s phytoremediation of historic ‘Chevy in the Hole’ plant site
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FLINT, Mich., May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two days after announcing plans to purchase the first Durant-Dort Carriage Company factory in Flint, the automaker presented Flint city leaders with $10,000 to purchase and plant trees this spring on the nearby Chevy in the Hole manufacturing site.

GM Channels Edison with Innovative Landfill-Free Program

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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
― Thomas A. Edison

This quote is fitting given that General Motors was awarded a bronze Edison Award for its global landfill-free program.

Union Pacific Recognized for Industry-Leading Role in Emissions Reduction

Receives Sacramento Business Journal's Green Leadership in Tranportation Award
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Union Pacific Railroad received the award for Green Leadership in Transportation from the Sacramento Business Journal. The award recognizes companies, agencies and individuals demonstrating a strong commitment to making the Sacramento region a thriving hub for clean technology.

Johnson Controls Honored for its Water Conservation Efforts in South Carolina

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MILWAUKEE, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Johnson Controls, the industry leader in automotive lead acid battery recycling, was honored for a different kind of recycling at one of its battery recycling plants – saving water.

Johnson Controls’ first battery U.S, recycling plant located in Florence, S.C. was honored at the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) Awards Luncheon with the grand prize in Industrial Treatment and the W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Industrial Waste Management Medal for its onsite integrated storm water and wastewater treatment facility.

Chemical Manufacturers Enhance Commitment to Chemical Product Safety with New Responsible Care® Code

ACC Marks 25th Anniversary of Responsible Care by Strengthening Commitment to Product Safety
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WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members today launched a new Responsible Care Product Safety Code. Based on existing industry best practices, the Product Safety Code goes above and beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals in products that consumers rely on every day.

GM CEO Dan Akerson Talks Sustainability at Fortune Conference

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In a format reminiscent of a fireside chat, GM CEO Dan Akerson sat with Fortune Magazine’s Geoff Colvin to talk environment and the future of sustainable mobility. The session was part of the Fortune Brainstorm Green annual conference, which gathers CEOs and global sustainability leaders to share best practices and discuss the role business can play in achieving sustainability solutions to various global issues.

U.S. Department of State to Participate in Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds and Conflict Minerals in the Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, announced as another speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

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