Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Faculty, Tom Lyon asks, "Do Millenials Have a Sense of 'Meh' When It Comes to the U.S. Auto Industry?"

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Erb Institute, faculty member, Tom Lyon along with A. Wren Montgomery and Kimberly S. Wolske, have recently completed research which considers differences between Millennial’s perceptions of automotive ownership versus prior generations and whether Millennials are exhibiting significantly different driving behaviors and attitudes. Interestingly, “changing emotional connections to and meanings around driving and ownership, and utility perceptions around vehicles” may be indicative of a general lack of interest by this generation, or more simply, ‘meh’.

Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio

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ELYRIA, Ohio, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services of Northern Ohio announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in the communities they serve. The expansion includes a new CNG fueling station and highly advanced maintenance facility, which will enable more efficient operations and service for customers throughout Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.

Booz Allen Interns are Creating Tools to Help the Blind Navigate New Environments


The following post is part of a series of stories written by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Summer Games interns. The opinions and views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of Booz Allen.

By Roshan Daniel

Helping Save Lives in New England Communities

Imagine your local firefighters showing up to an emergency in the family minivan, sports car or farm truck.

Having a dedicated piece of apparatus saves critical time

Imagine your local firefighters showing up to an emergency in the family minivan, sports car or farm truck.

In Readsboro, a small town of close to 800 people in Vermont, this is a reality.

As emergency calls come in, dedicated volunteer firefighters respond to potentially life or death incidents, such as brush fires, severe weather incidents and medical calls, in their private vehicles, as there is no available emergency response vehicle.

Florida Legislature Passes Important Legislation to Protect Waste and Recycling Workers

Slow Down to Get Around Laws Now in Place in Multiple States
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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) applauds Florida Gov. Rick Scott for signing into law legislation aimed at preventing road accidents and fatalities involving waste and recycling workers and vehicles caused by careless drivers.

House Bill 7005, an omnibus transportation bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-Miami) and signed Friday by Gov. Scott, includes a section that added sanitation and utility vehicles to the “Move Over Act.”

Five Energy Innovations from the Detroit Auto Show

Energy innovations on display this week at the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit are not the kind that scream "green." 
At the industry's biggest event for unveiling new models and concepts, energy is more of a background player this year. (See related, "Pictures: Cars That Fired Our Love-Hate Relationship With Fuel.")

Toyota: Focused on Plants, People and Planet

2013 North American Environmental Report Details Innovation and Improvements

To view the complete 2013 North American environmental report, please visit

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To view the complete 2013 North American environmental report, please visit

Verizon’s ‘MAGIC’ Buses Reduce Number of Company Vehicles on New York City Streets and Cut CO2 Emissions

Green Fleet Will Also Help Ease Traffic Congestion and Better Serve Customers
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NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – To help reduce traffic congestion and carbon dioxide emissions in New York City, and better serve customers, Verizon has rolled out a fleet of 25 buses that will pick up company technicians at central locations throughout the city and then transport them to local job sites.


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