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Bill Ford: Mobility is Becoming a Human Rights Issue

Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford opened his company’s meeting of journalists and bloggers last night with an inspirational talk about Ford’s evolution in…
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Ford Announces New Energy Reduction Goals in Latest Sustainability Report

Ford released its most recent sustainability report late last week, explaining its achievements in energy efficiency, supply chain performance, waste diversion and water…

Alternative Food Distribution Networks May Alleviate Food Deserts

Back in April, the New York Times published a piece questioning the link between obesity and healthy food access. The main thrust of…
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Ford to EV Dealers: Meet Environmental Requirements

Ford is requiring dealerships selling its EVs to meet environmental and expertise guidelines as the Focus Electric appears in more showrooms.
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GM Sees No Grounds to Throw Coffee Away

GM employees, led by its manager of waste reduction John Bradburn, are doing their part to divert waste from landfill. Watch for coffee…
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Ford, Yahoo! Join in a Reality Effort to Promote New EV

Ford and Yahoo will parter on a new reality show program, Plugged In, that will promote the launch of the automaker’s new Focus…
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Can Privatization Save Detroit’s Transit System?

Andy Didorosi bought three busses a few months ago and hopes to launch The Detroit Bus Company next month. Can privatization save Detroit's…
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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

My recent stay in Detroit and current trip to Doha have opened my eyes to how citizens are taking matters into their own…

The New GM: New Fuels, Less Waste, More Involvement with Detroit

From the development of new urban mobility technologies, waste diversion to a commitment to greener cars, the new GM going forward is a…

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…

Resilience: The Next Big Word for 2012

Create a “sustainable ad­vantage” to win in this new age of sustainability. – From yet another sustainability consultancy newsletter. Big symbolic words come…

With Recent Advertising and Social Media Blunders, Lowe’s Really Steps in It

Lowe’s has not only embarrassed itself with its recent about-face, but has looked inept when it comes to how the company handled the…

Crowdsourcing New Ideas for an Old Detroit Icon

Michigan Central Station (MCS, or Michigan Central Depot) stands tall as a monument to the time when Detroit was one of America’s most…
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Chrysler Touts Turnaround, Emissions, Diversity in Sustainability Report

Having endured a painful restructuring, Chrysler Group LLC is on the path towards recovery, and released its first ever sustainability report last week.
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Detroit: Stakeholder Power at Work

The reporting on Detroit seems to be shifting away from the narrative of the once great American City disintegrating into a burned out…