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GM Powers Computers with Energy from Engine Testing

Efficient powertrain engineering center in Torino, Italy captures its spent energy
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(3BL Media) Torino, Italy – June 29, 2012  As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.

Within a year, the center has harvested 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy from test benches – equipment that tests various measures of a running engine.

Video: GM Reaches Century Mark in Landfill-Free Facilities

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To go along with GM's 100 landfill-free facility announcement from earlier in the week, here's John Bradburn from GM and Jennifer Berry from Earth 911 explaining why it's important to reduce your trash, whether you are one person or a large automotive facility.

Guest Post: GM Achieves 100 Landfill-Free Facilities

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By John Bradburn, manager of GM’s waste-reduction efforts

We did it.

General Motors has achieved 100 landfill-free facilities – meaning zero waste from daily operations is sent to landfill.  We have more landfill-free operations than any automaker, and we recycle and reuse more waste than any auto manufacturer. 

Second GM Facility Receives ENERGY STAR Certification

Energy efficient distribution center also named 100th landfill-free site
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(3BL Media) Lansing, MI - June 20, 2012General Motors’ Lansing Customer Care and Aftersales parts distribution center reached landfill-free status and earned ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

GM Reaches Century Mark in Landfill-Free Facilities

Automaker recycled or reused 2.6 million metric tons at its plants worldwide in 2011
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(3BL Media) Lansing, MI - June 19, 2012 - A single plastic bag of household garbage represents more trash going to a landfill than 100 General Motors facilities combined.

Toys R Us Launches Campaign for Autism Speaks; GM Named 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year by EPA - CSR Minute for March 5, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility 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.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility 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.

AT&T Orders 1,200 CNG-Powered Chevrolet Express Vans from General Motors

AT&T purchase is largest-ever order of CNG vehicles from GM
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AT&T plans to take delivery of 1,200 Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas (CNG) dedicated cargo vans to be deployed to AT&T service centers nationwide. It is the largest-ever order of CNG vehicles from General Motors.

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AT&T plans to take delivery of 1,200 Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas (CNG) dedicated cargo vans to be deployed to AT&T service centers nationwide. It is the largest-ever order of CNG vehicles from General Motors.

GM's Rob Threlkeld Discusses Opportunities for Renewable Energy

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As we close out the week, we are sharing the final video we produced in alignment with GM's "2011 Corporate Sustainability Report".  

In this video, Rob Threlkeld, GM's Manager of Renewable Energy, Rob talks about all of the opportunities for renewable energy and how GM is taking advantage across the globe.

GM's John Bradburn Discusses Waste Reduction Efforts

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In coordination with the release of our 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report, we shared a video from Dr. Alan Taub where he explained the future of transportation from GM's perspective.

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