Tulsa, Oklahoma – April 8, 2013 - Smiles for the People is a small company with a BIG vision. Smiles for the People is a for-purpose business. The purpose of the profit they earn is to sustain their development activities and expand their movement of doing what they can to promote better oral healthcare for those who may not be able to afford it. Continue reading →
BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The volume of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has grown significantly over the last year, with many auto manufacturers adding new models to their fleets. Indeed, several auto manufacturers are electrifying their fleets with innovative models. The PEV market is expected to grow swiftly, with a compound annual growth rate of 30 percent between 2012 and 2020 in the United States. According to a recent consumer survey by Navigant Research, however, makers of PEVs have not been successful in changing several misperceptions about these vehicles in the marketplace.
“So-called ‘range anxiety’ continues to be the number one reason cited by consumers who are not interested in purchasing PEVs,” says Dave Hurst, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “A number of other negative perceptions continue to persist, however, helping to explain why overall consumer interest in PEVs has declined since 2011.” Continue reading →
CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has laid out a bold plan to make 20 percent of New New York City parking spaces electric vehicle (EV) ready. ChargePoint congratulates Mayor Bloomberg for his vision.
Mayor Bloomberg laid out his plan today in his State of the City address. It calls for the creation of 10,000 EV ready spaces over the next seven years. New York is a leader in electric vehicle adoption rates, with 2,598 registered vehicles as of January, 2013, up 76 percent from just three months ago. Continue reading →
The charitable foundation of the Newman’s Own food company has awarded a $50,000 grant to Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts non-profit. The organization will use the funding to develop its “Family Nutrition Initiative,” interactive workshops for formerly homeless families around Boston who are transitioning to housing. The grant was made through the foundation’s nutrition-focused funding initiative that aims to support new and expanding programs. Newman’s Own, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, and its foundation have donated more than $350 million over the past 30 years. Continue reading →
HOLYOKE, MA – Brave One, a digital marketing agency specializing in CSR communications, today announced their new digital publishing service, the agency’s latest offering to help maximize the reach and impact of their clients’ CSR communications efforts.
“Presenting a groundbreaking CSR or sustainability report in an engaging way is a huge challenge,” said agency Co-Founder Jesse Mayhew. “Most reports are solely published through downloadable PDF’s which are shared and promoted through the company’s website. This not only limits the potential audience, but also the reader’s engagement with the content. By utilizing digital publishing, a CSR report can be transformed into a strikingly interactive application that fully engages the attention of stakeholders.” Continue reading →
Recycling + Advertising + Donating = R.A.D. The Green Can
The Green Can Inc. is a recycling initiative to allow the easy and convenient recycling of aluminum cans.
The thought here is that people when given a readily available choice to recycle they will indeed do the right thing. The obvious first choice for placement is any high density residential community.There is no form of recycling offered at 95% of apartment communities. The very few who do offer it do so at a huge expense to the property. Currently only homeowners are provided easy access to recycling. Continue reading →
(Source – 3BLMedia) By Alex Perera, Co-director, Business Engagement in Climate and Technology, WRI
Superstorm Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter were the biggest news this week and last. The combination of two powerful forces resulted in unprecedented and widespread damage. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted.
I can’t help but draw the connection between our recent extreme weather and businesses today—corporations are increasingly recognizing that they, too, are navigating two powerful forces. One force demands financial results, while the other requires increasingly sophisticated techniques to respond to climate, energy, resource scarcity, and other sustainability risks. The ways businesses navigate both these forces will determine whether they are truly viable over the long-term. Continue reading →
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. & NORTH POLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Just in time for Christmas,a team of GE scientists and engineers have introduced several new features to Santa’s sleigh. The updated sleigh incorporates a number of new technologies that will make Santa’s travels greener, faster and much more efficient. To learn more about the new, advanced features, click here.
“It has been three years since we introduced a new sleigh for Santa, and we figured it was time to provide a few upgrades to make his ride even better,” said Mark Little, Senior Vice President and Director of GE Global Research. “With the advancements GE scientists have made in 3-D printing, new materials like CMCs and the great opportunities to make machines smarter with the Industrial Internet, we have incorporated several new technologies to give Santa and his reindeer team a greener, smarter sleigh.” Continue reading →