Working Together to Build the Clean, Green Economy

During Earth Week, we’re inviting sustainability thought leaders to share their views on environmental issues and trends. Today’s guest post is by BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas.

This Earth Day we had a good reason to celebrate the high bar the auto industry has set for meeting today’s urgent climate challenges. The fuel efficient cars and trucks rolling off the assembly line today and in the future are proof of how working together, we can meet the nation’s economic and environmental challenges. What else can we aspire to accomplish when we address these two challenges together?

Students Showcase Their Clean Energy Vision and Action Ideas


In recognition of Earth Month, some campuses across the country will be encouraging their students to post their responses to two clean energy questions via walls or chalkboards in central gathering places in their facilities.

The questions: What’s your vision for a clean-energy future by 2025 and what actions are you taking now to lead toward that goal?

Participate in Live #CleanEnergyU Tweetathon


Join students, climate leaders and clean-energy entrepreneurs in a lively half-day discussion on clean energy via the #CleanEnergyU Tweetathon on April 22. During this chat, participants have an opportunity to meet clean energy experts and ask them how to best achieve the clean energy future students most want to see. 

Experts range from clean energy entrepreneurs and visionaries to leaders challenging campuses to invest in more clean energy and divest out of fossil fuels.

Join the #CleanEnergyU Conversation with Students and Climate Leaders


The #CleanEnergyU conversation continues during Earth Month. Students, professors and clean energy leaders are invited to share their insights regarding the clean energy future they want to see by 2025.

Environmental Leader: Chevrolet Clean Energy Campus Campaign a ‘Top Project of the Year’

Chevy's innovative campaign to help further colleges' energy efficiency efforts earns top honors

Chevrolet received the Top Project of the Year Award in the third annual Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards for efforts to help U.S. colleges further reduce their carbon footprint.

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Derives Technology from Volt

GM estimates combined fuel economy ratings to exceed 45 mpg
Press Release

DETROIT, March 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet’s recent production announcement of its all-electric vehicle based on the Bolt EV concept, as well as the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, will be joined by a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.

Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system, Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg, higher than the combined mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants.

Women Driving Auto Industry’s Technology Advances

Making history in propulsion, infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication
Press Release

DETROIT, March 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automotive industry will experience more dramatic change in the next decade than it has in the past 50 years. In a male-dominated industry, women engineers are leading the way in some of the technological advances that could make Barra’s prediction true.

Electrified vehicles, infotainment and software development, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are critical to changing the way we drive. Here are three women driving those advances: 

Designing Women

Harley Earl’s groundbreaking hiring decision brought the female perspective to the design studio.

In 1943, Harley Earl, GM’s legendary Chief of Design, hired Helene Rother as a designer on the interior styling staff. Rother, who focused on upholstery colors and fabrics, lighting and door hardware, was the industry’s first female auto designer.

As the American economy improved after WWII, Earl realized women were playing a larger role in the automotive marketplace. Women were increasingly responsible for and involved in auto purchases, with some estimates showing them as having the final say in up to 75 percent of decisions.

Collaboration Key to Combat Our Changing Climate

Chevrolet engaged hundreds of stakeholders spanning the education, energy, carbon, auditing, and nonprofit sectors for its Clean Energy Campus Campaign

Collaboration. We read about it. We talk about it. We practice it.

EPA Recognizes Chevrolet with Climate Leadership Award

Press Release

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet’s efforts to help U.S. colleges further reduce their carbon footprint earned a Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Corporate Climate Leadership.

The award recognizes organizations working collaboratively on leading-edge climate initiatives.


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