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Some History of Sustainability with UPS

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By Jill Swiecichowski

As the UPS Archivist, I spend a lot of time researching documents that reveal our history and the stories of our people.

So in my search through the UPS Archives – while looking for something else I might add – I came across this document from 1933 asking for the funds for three new “Gould Batteries for two ton Walker Electric Trucks.” These new batteries were to replace three “very old and almost useless” batteries in package cars that were serving in New York City at the time.

Green Tips for the Holidays: How to Celebrate the Season Sustainably

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It’s that time of year when many of us will haul out our holiday decorations, purchase gifts, throw holiday parties and gather family and friends around for feasts that celebrate the harvest and bounty from the year’s activities.

Whether it’s in the form of gift-giving, sharing a festive meal, decorating or travel, there are many ways to celebrate the season that don’t create unnecessary waste.

Business Guide for a Sustainable 2013

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The concepts of social responsibility, business sustainability and living a sustainable lifestyle have been around for a long time.  However, these conversations have traditionally been between a smaller set of social and business practitioners.  Today, we are all exploring sustainability as an engrained part of our lives.  We hear about  going green on the radio, in  newspapers, websites, blogs and while we each have a different version of what going green means to us, to our businesses, and how to qualify its meaning.

CSC Among the Greenest Companies in the United States

Again ranks highly in annual Newsweek Green Rankings
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - CSC (NYSE: CSC) is one of the top 50 greenest companies in America according to the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings. The fourth-annual list provides an environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, as measured by revenue, market capitalization, and number of employees.

Chevrolet Spark EV is Pure, Electric Fun

Competitively priced under $25,000 with tax incentives
Summary: 
  • Expected range among best in EV segment
  • Advanced, U.S.-built motor and drive unit deliver best-in-class acceleration
  • Two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens display key vehicle functions and infotainment
  • Initial markets include California, Oregon, Canada, South Korea and other global markets
  • Optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability enables Spark EV to charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes
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  • Expected range among best in EV segment
  • Advanced, U.S.-built motor and drive unit deliver best-in-class acceleration
  • Two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens display key vehicle functions and infotainment
  • Initial markets include California, Oregon, Canada, South Korea and other global markets
  • Optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability enables Spark EV to charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

Green Cycling Rolling at Apple, Facebook, and Guess Where Else!

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Does Your Commuter Bike have a Name?   Maybe it should.  Bike commuting trends are up!  Companies like Facebook, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills and William-Sonoma are getting on board with green cycling.  Just recently, these organizations were recognized by the League of American Bicyclist as bicycle friendly businesses.  
 

Frederick Kaufman: The Fix Is In (With All The Fixins)

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This week, along with the rest of the country, we'll be piling my plate high with abundant turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and apple pie. It seems like a fitting time to reflect on food. Today on Sea Change Radio, we check in again with leading food journalist Frederick Kaufman to discuss the factors that go into fluctuating food prices around the world.

A Battery of Apps: OnStar Debuts Future EV Solutions

New connected apps tackle range anxiety and public charging
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ – At the GM Electrification Experience, OnStar is showing two new apps to address the possible range anxiety of electric vehicles and the cost of public charging.

ConAgra Foods Announces Zero Waste Champions

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OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of America Recycles Day, ConAgra Foods announced its annual Zero Waste Champion award winners today, recognizing 17 facilities that have reached a major environmental milestone: diverting more than 95 percent of solid waste from landfills through reuse and recycling. These facilities –representing nearly 75 percent of the company’s total waste generation – helped ConAgra Foods achieve a 91 percent waste diversion rate in fiscal year 2012.

How Being Green Can Save Your Small Business Money

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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IBM saved $26.8 million in energy expenses in 2009 as a result of company wide conservation efforts that surpassed corporate targets.  How did they do it?  Last year, 1,900 energy conservation projects at 270 IBM facilities around the world helped deliver savings in energy consumption that were equivalent to 5.4 percent of the company's total energy use.
 

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