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As Seen on The Guardian: UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Help Businesses Make an Impact

The SDGs, aimed at bettering the world, present business opportunities through development. Corporations can focus on goals that relate to their strengths, like those involving healthcare or education
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The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need governments, businesses and civil society to work in tandem to battle poverty, hunger, poor health and education, climate change, inequality, and sustainability.

As Seen on The Guardian: Ships, Planes and Automobiles Take a Load Off to Go Green

Lightweighting – the reduction of a vehicle’s mass to enhance performance – is helping manufacturers meet fuel efficiency targets, thus shrinking their customers’ carbon footprints
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People aren’t the only ones with weight loss goals for the new year. To increase fuel efficiency and minimize their carbon footprints, transportation companies are making an effort to shed pounds, too.

Video: General Motors Turns Recycled Water Bottles into Car Parts, Air Filters and Coat Insulation

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Through its Do Your Part program, General Motors is turning recycled water bottles into car parts, air filters, and insulation for coats for the homeless. In this video, GM's global manager of waste reduction, John Bradburn, explains how the process works. For more information, visit DoYourPart.GM.green

Maven Joins the City of Los Angeles in Expanding Sustainable Transportation Solutions

Maven to expand L.A. car-sharing and ridesharing services by introducing the Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicle to the fleet
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  • Starting in Los Angeles, Maven is collaborating with cities and municipalities to co-create smart transportation options that aim to enhance mobility, create jobs and ease parking and congestion.
  • Once fully deployed, more than 100 Bolt EVs will be available in Maven Los Angeles.
  • Bolt EV in Maven Los Angeles allows for nearly 250,000 all-electric miles per month.
  • Since launching in October 2016, Maven City car sharing in Los Angeles has seen an average of 56 percent member growth month-over-month.
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FACTS

  • Starting in Los Angeles, Maven is collaborating with cities and municipalities to co-create smart transportation options that aim to enhance mobility, create jobs and ease parking and congestion.
  • Once fully deployed, more than 100 Bolt EVs will be available in Maven Los Angeles.
  • Bolt EV in Maven Los Angeles allows for nearly 250,000 all-electric miles per month.
  • Since launching in October 2016, Maven City car sharing in Los Angeles has seen an average of 56 percent member growth month-over-month.

As Seen on The Guardian: How to Help Young People Prepare for Careers in Sustainability

Want your children or students to be ready for the new kinds of jobs that are only now being invented? These four steps will help you help them get that dream green gig
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There’s a green shift happening in the workplace as sustainability- and conservation-focused jobs grow across all sectors. Pathways to these positions are constantly evolving, though, and it can be daunting for students to map out their career paths.

So the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is helping to educate and engage young people interested in sustainability jobs. Ahead of NWF’s EcoCareers Conference, here are four steps students can take to help get that dream green job.

GM’s Outreach Manager Believes Sustainability Stems from Collaboration

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Over Mary Alice Kurtz’s 34-year career at General Motors, she has channeled her education and background in mechanical engineering and facility operations into a new passion: sustainability. 

Mary Alice followed in her father’s footsteps by coming to GM, but it was her mother’s business network that led to her interview at the Argonaut building, where GM’s research teams were once housed.  

Maven Launches City Car Sharing in Atlanta

Members can expand their personal mobility by reserving vehicles for hourly or daily rates
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  • Fuel and insurance are included
  • No application or membership fees
  • Mobile app to locate, reserve and unlock vehicle
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  • Fuel and insurance are included
  • No application or membership fees
  • Mobile app to locate, reserve and unlock vehicle

As Seen on The Guardian: Weave a Supply Web as a Bridge to the Circular Economy

Such a web, made up of companies and organizations of all sizes, helps to keep items in use – and to create projects that benefit communities and the environment
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A more sustainable future means advancing a circular economy – one that keeps material in use and creates jobs along the way. The way to get there lies in the collaboration of organizations of all sizes, in what we’re calling supply webs.

Near-record Growth Propels Wind Power Into First Place as America’s Largest Renewable Resource

Texas first in the nation in wind capacity, wind jobs
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ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — American wind power just achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower dams to become the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S., and the fourth largest overall. 

Birds, Frogs and Turtles Call General Motors’ Wetlands Home

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Wetlands rank right up there with rain forests and coral reefs when it comes to the world’s most productive ecosystems. In recognition of World Wetlands Day, several General Motors sites featuring or supporting wetlands share how they are working to increase biodiversity.

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