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Learn how Ford Recycles Car Parts

  • About 120 million pounds of damaged vehicle parts have been processed through the Ford Core Recovery Program since its inception; program celebrates 10 years in 2013
  • Reusing parts as often as possible helps control costs and quality while conserving valuable resources and giving new life to vehicle components otherwise likely destined for a junkyard or landfill
  • In the last two years, bumpers and headlights were added to the list of parts recycled or remanufactured through the program; about 26,000 headlight units were collected in the last year alone

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Laura Turner Seydel and Heather White Present: Tips for Healthy Cleaning

Learn easy home made cleaning products from inspirational Green Lifestyle leader Laura Turner Seydel.  Heather White of the Environmental Working Group interviews Laura at her home, the EcoManor, to discuss a variety of tips including a do it yourself recipe for cleaning your drains. For more information on the Environmental Working Group visit www.ewg.org.

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GreenLaw Celebrates 20 Years at Annual Environmental Heroes Event

This video was donated by GreenShortz with interview help from Southeast Green to celebrate GreenLaw's 20th Anniversary. Capturing the essence of the of the 20 years of hard work GreenLaw has done including their latest success of stopping two coal fired power plants in collaboration with other environmental groups. This video introduces new Executive Director of GreenLaw, Stephanie Stuckey Benfield and features Environmental Heroes Award Winners Congressman John Lewis and Billy Hall representing winner NewFields. Sally Bethea of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper who discusses why environmental groups need legal assistance from time to time.

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Amory Lovins Keynote Address: Visionary Dinner 2012

Amory Lovins delivered the keynote address at Southface's 14th annual Visionary Dinner on September 20, 2012. The address, as well as Mr. Lovins' book, "Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for a New Energy Era," outline Mr. Lovins' vision for running a 158%-bigger U.S. economy by 2050 that would require no oil, coal, or nuclear energy. Mr. Lovins is the Rocky Mountain Institute's pioneering co-founder, chairman and chief scientist.

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Al Gore: 15 things to reduce your carbon

Editor's note: Although this was originally filmed in 2006, Southeast Green found the content amazingly relevant to 2012.

With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter "brand name" for global warming.

Once the US Vice President, then star of An Inconvenient Truth, now Nobel Peace Prize winner, Al Gore found a way to focus the world's attention on climate change. In doing so, he has invented a new medium -- the Keynote movie -- and reinvented himself.

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First Carbon Neutral Zone in America is right here in the Virginia Highlands

On November 14, the green movement took a significant step forward as the first Carbon Neutral Zone in the United States was announced in Atlanta. By purchasing carbon offsets, an entire retail community known as The Corner-Virginia Highland, effectively offset its residual greenhouse gas emissions using an innovative collective approach that will set the standard for American companies looking to adopt sustainable business practices and reduce their carbon footprints. The zone, established at Atlanta's Corner-Virginia Highland shopping district, was initiated by Verus Carbon Neutral, and spearheaded by Antje Kingma, founder of Eco-Bella Organic Lifestyle Boutique.

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