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60 Philadelphia Teens Get Green Jobs Courtesy of Exelon Foundation Grant to SCA

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2012 /3BL Media/ - More than 60 underserved Philadelphia teens have secured green jobs and leadership opportunities – gaining conservation skills, environmental education and career training – through a grant to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) from the Exelon Foundation. The Foundation is funded by Exelon Corporation, the parent company of PECO, the Philadelphia region’s electric and gas utility.

GM Plans 500,000 Vehicles with Electrification by 2017

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General Motors is paving the way to a greener future by engineering vehicles that utilize renewable energy sources and reduce the impact on the environment.

At last week’s GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco, General Motors kicked that commitment into overdrive by announcing plans to put up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017 with a focus on plug-in technology.

Solid Progression: GM’s Operational and Product Sustainability

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As you know by now from reading our blog, General Motors is committed to reducing its environmental impact.

With the release of an interim update of its inaugural sustainability report earlier this week, GM can say unequivocally that they have realized year-over-year gains against all of their 2020 environmental goals.

Hilton Worldwide Continues Global Week of Service Through 170 Events Around the World

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On Day Four of the Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service, Team Members led more than 170 service events at corporate offices and hotel properties around the world, including signature events in Shanghai, ChinaDallas, Texas and Bronx, New York.

Mosaic’s Chris Lambe - Video Interview

The Connection Between Business and Society
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"Business is completely and utterly connected to society.  In many ways corporate responsibility is just business coming home."  

Boeing Receives Environmental Recognition from Wildlife Habitat Council

Educational programs certified at Santa Susana Field Laboratory
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SIMI HILLS, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) Santa Susana Field Laboratory, once a rocket engine testing and energy research facility for the federal government, recently received the Wildlife Habitat Council's prestigious Corporate Lands for Learning™ certification for providing public wildlife habitat preservation and restoration education programs.

Tyco International's Paul Fitzhenry - Video Interview

Commitment to Clean Water Access Initiative
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At COMMMIT!Forum 2012, Tyco International's Paul Fitzhenry explained that the biggest challenge with corporate responsibility is identifying programs that are aligned with individual businesses.  

Anna Burger Video Interview

CSR for the Long Term
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Anna Burger believes CSR is worthwhile because of the importance it can have on the long-term health of our society and economy.  

Ms. Burger sat down for an interview with Video4Good at COMMIT!Forum and explained that corporations that consider their communities, workers and environment end up making better decisions. Greed may drive decisions that can increase profits in the short term, but have negative impacts in the long term.  

GE’s Growth in Brazil Seeks to Leapfrog Over Pollution and Wasteful Ways

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Brazil proves it is possible: A country can be a laboratory for ideas about creating a future that protects, respects, and restores the environment, while meeting the needs of the prospering masses. The environmentally savvy population, business community, and policy leaders can lead by example as Brazil “leapfrogs” directly to technologies that make the most of precious natural resources.

GeoSpring™ Named to BuildingGreen’s Top-10 List for 2013, Acknowledged for Energy-Saving Capabilities

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GE Appliances’ new products, as part of its billion-dollar investment through 2014, continue to gain positive recognition. Today, BuildingGreen named GE’s GeoSpring™ hybrid electric water heater to its Top-10 list of green building products for 2013. GE began production of GeoSpring in February.

GeoSpring is an ENERGY STAR®-qualified water heater that was selected for its energy savings and its innovative technology.

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