GM Adds Rental App to Onstar; Direct Energy Gives $100K to Alberta Nonprofits; NHL Meets at The White House for Sustainability Talks - CSR Minute for July 24, 2012
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General Motors car owners can now rent out their vehicles through the Relay Rides marketplace, using OnStar connectivity to offset the cost of owning a car. Relay Rides is the first third-party developer to integrated with GM’s OnStar proprietary application program.
Direct Energy is asking Canadian Facebook fans to help award up to $100,000 to charities that are implementing energy-saving changes to their operations. Using the company’s Facebook page, Alberta non-profits are invited to send a video application explaining how Direct Energy can help them reduce energy consumption. For every 2,500 new “Likes” Direct Energy receives on its Facebook page, the company will give away $2,500 to a charity.
The NHL has been nominated for Beyond Sport’s Sport for Environment Award for its Water Restoration Project. The winner will be chosen from three nominees and announced this week at the Beyond Sport Summit, being held in London. Representatives of NHL Green participated in the “Sports and Sustainability” meeting held recently at the White House. The event was held to celebrate the sports industry’s innovative success in adopting more sustainable practices.
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