How One Dealer’s Environmental Upgrades Boost Business
By Don Elliott. Don is the owner of Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden, North Carolina and Don Elliott Chevrolet in Wharton, Texas, He has worked in the auto industry for more than four decades, beginning his career at General Motors in Chevrolet marketing.
As the president and owner of two General Motors’ Green Dealer facilities – Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden, North Carolina and Don Elliott Autoworld in Wharton, Texas – I believe the smart thing to do today is embrace energy conservation.
Bank of America is at the center of an unusual business coalition. Joined by American Airlines, Lowe’s, Facebook, and PayPal and some 90 other national corporations doing business in North Carolina, it is publicly leading corporate arguments for repeal of that state’s new law that forbids municipal ordinances protecting people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Ten percent of company’s U.S. dealers track, improve environmental performance
DETROIT, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – When Lee Davis became the fourth-generation owner of Davis Chevrolet in Lexington, North Carolina, he used his expertise as an environmental scientist to upgrade the dealership. From heating the service department and body shop with used vehicle oil to buying lunch for employees with money from recycling soft drink cans, he is integrating sustainable practices into daily operations.
What is the best way to distribute money amongst a group a non-profits? This is a question that foundations and donors struggle with on a regular basis. Non-profits, the ones on the receiving end of these decisions, don’t often get to take up this question. In an effort to change this common dynamic in philanthropy, RSF Social Finance held a meeting in the Triangle Area of North Carolina in September.
Oct. 16 marked the annual celebration of World Food Day. It was also the day that Glenn High School Principal Brad Craddock walked into his office to find his entire desk covered with non-perishable canned and boxed food, 192 items to be exact.
The Action Team captains at the school in Kernersville, N.C., had covered his desk with the donated food in celebration of World Food Day.
“We wanted to get involved because we heard that there was such a need for non-perishable food,” Action Team coordinator and English teacher Laura Horn explained.
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
Letter stresses clean energy solutions as the most cost-effective way to drive business investment and generate jobs in transition to a low-carbon economy
BOSTON, Jul 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, 29 businesses and investors with a significant presence in North Carolina issued a letter to Governor Patrick McCrory offering strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan for existing
We hoped that we’d see our Aspire Accelerator participants grow, succeed and reach their goals while they are part of our program… and so far, so good!
Lea(R)n, one of the companies in the class, has just announced a new partnership with the state of North Carolina. This means that the state can now easily harness the expertise of North Carolina’s 98,000 teachers to make decisions about what technologies work well in the classroom.
STEMAccelerator is helping kids prepare for exciting STEM careers and is supported through GSK's $1 million grant.
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The new Beyond GSK segment is centered on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and GSK’s one million dollar commitment to NC New Schools’ brand new initiative called STEMAccelerator. In this episode, you will meet Cyclops, a robot made from nuts, bolts, sensors and switches. Cyclops is one way that high school students in North Carolina are being inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).