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Living a Sustainable Life While on Vacation

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Spring break is right around the corner and if you’re used to making sustainable choices at home, odds are you’re likely to carry that lifestyle into how you vacation.

GM Woos Sustainability Execs with Electric Vehicle Test Drives

By Dave Armon, CMO, 3BL Media
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At a gathering of 1,000-plus business executives in Arizona this week, golfing and scenic walks through the nearby botanical garden were on the agenda for most attendees.  Seemingly out of place was a pitch by General Motors to test drive its Chevy Volt.

GM views attendees of the annual GreenBiz sustainability conference as influencers who understand why a top manufacturer of vehicles running on internal combustion engines is accelerating toward electric at full throttle.

Furnishing GM’s Space with Reclaimed Waste

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Come on in and take a seat on our pallet furniture. Rest your coffee mug on a table we made from an old engine. Across our operations, a few of our buildings are teaming up to reclaim GM’s manufacturing scrap and using it to spruce up conference rooms, lobbies and more.

Industrial modern décor and reclaimed wood are design cues that pop up all over Pinterest, home decorating mags and blogs. Here are a few examples of how some of our facilities are interpreting the trend.

Next-Gen Chevy Volt Offers More User-Friendly Charging

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  • GPS makes charging more convenient
  • Portable charger is easier to access
  • Intuitive visual cues show charge status

DETROIT, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - If there’s one thing Chevrolet Volt owners love about their cars, it’s being able to recharge the battery easily. Evidence of that is a U.S. Department of Energy study that shows more than 80 percent of all trips by Volt owners did not use the range extender.

Videos: GM’s MacGyver Shows Off Clever Uses for Waste

Bat boxes and stalactites are created out of waste to help bat population.
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Last week, we announced a project where adhesive from the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help to preserve a threatened bat species in North America. 

Today we are sharing two videos shot with our resident MacGyver.

In the first video, John shows how he builds bat boxes out of used Chevy Volt battery covers.

12,000 Miles of Awesome: First Chevy Volt Owner Still a Happy Customer

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You could say that Jeff Kaffee was the first in the electric field.

In December 2010, the retired pilot from Parsippany, N.J., became the first U.S. customer of a Chevy Volt, the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle with extended range capability.

Two years and 12,000 miles later, Kaffee is still one happy customer.

The Electric Car Branding Trick Even Nissan's Leaf is Missing

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In the past ten years, environmentally friendly cars have become a fixture in advertising. First came the Prius. Then BMW claimed its electric batteries boost performance, great for boosting the entire BMW brand. Chevy Volt, an electric hybrid, hypes range, innovation and American values, trying to minimize its differences from traditional cars. Nissan Leaf touts its green credentials, scooping up the ultra-green market.

TerraMoto CEO Reports From the Front Lines of the Electric Vehicle "EV" Wars

CEO Quentin Sponselee predicts market winners and losers, and opportunities for consumers
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TerraMoto Transportation CEO Quentin Sponselee foresees challenges ahead for producers of electrified vehicles like the Chevy Volt from GM and the Nissan Leaf as these autos move closer to the marketplace.  Consumer education, cost, and infrastructure are three of the keys to success says Sponselee, describing how automakers can deal with these.

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TerraMoto Transportation CEO Quentin Sponselee foresees challenges ahead for producers of electrified vehicles like the Chevy Volt from GM and the Nissan Leaf as these autos move closer to the marketplace.  Consumer education, cost, and infrastructure are three of the keys to success says Sponselee, describing how automakers can deal with these.

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