General Motor’s May/June 2011 Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

Source: General Motors BLOG / NEWSLETTER: SAFETY 2011 Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2011 Chevrolet Volt the first ever five-star designation to an electric vehicle as part of its New Car Assessment Program. For the 2011 test, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and more rigorous requirements for its five-star safety ratings program, such as the...

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CSR Minute: Southwest Buys Biomass Jet Fuel from Solena; LOreal Holds First Sustainability Stakeholder Event in London

Source: 3BL Media, LLC SUMMARY: The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. PRESS RELEASE: Southwest Airlines has negotiated with Solena Fuels for a supply of 100...

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Recycled Billboards Become Bags!

Source: Greenopolis SUMMARY: 600,000 tons of billboards are produced every year. Tom Schaeppi, owner of Relan bags wanted to help reduce waste associate with billboard advertising by turning the left over PVC ad’s into bags. The bags are durable, fashionable and come with a picture of what the full billboard looked like. Eventually billboard manufactures will need to look into renewable sources for creating billboards in the...

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Sustainable Brands ’11 Ends with Lively Discussions, Inspiring Thoughts from Sustainability Leaders and a Playful Gift to the Community

Source: Sustainable Life Media PRESS RELEASE: (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Monterey, Calif. – June 21, 2011 – More than 750 attendees from 19 countries were present at Sustainable Brands ‘11 (SB’11) in Monterey, Calif. earlier this month to share best practices, challenges and thoughts on the shifting landscape of corporate sustainability. The critical role of both brands and entrepreneurial ventures in...

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Encana and City of Calgary launch EcoAction School at Ralph Klein Park

Source: Encana Corporation PRESS RELEASE: (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Calgary, Alberta – June 22, 2011 - Encana Corporation has teamed up with the City of Calgary to launch the Encana EcoAction School, a unique educational program to support youth learning about wetlands and water conservation in an outdoor classroom setting at the new Ralph Klein Park in Calgary. The Encana EcoAction School allows teachers to take...

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Volcom Partners with I:CO to Give Used Clothes and Shoes New Life

Source: Volcom SUMMARY: As a part of its New Future outreach program, Volcom is proud to announce the launch of their partnership with the I:CO Recycling program. It’s an initiative where you can now bring in any unwanted apparel items and/or shoes to most any US Volcom retail store for recycling and get a 10% discount to shop for new gear.  PRESS RELEASE: (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 15, 2011 - Beginning in June,...

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