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As part of our Turn It Off anti-idling campaign, we created this handy, shareable infographic that explains the facts about idling and why it is a crucial economic, health, and environmental issue. A small change to your daily driving habits can make a big change. Take a look, then take the pledge to stop idling and spread the word.
A majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) want better sustainability programs but are hindered by costs and a perception that investments in these initiatives don’t matter to customers, according to a sustainability survey released by Cox Enterprises. The Cox Conserves Sustainability Surveyis the first nationwide survey to examine sustainability opportunities and challenges for SMB leaders.
The earth receives more energy from the sun in 1 hour than is used in 1 year. With the rise in popularity of solar energy many homeowners have begun equipping their homes with solar panels. In 2014, it’s projected that new solar electric capacity will generate enough clean energy to power 1.13 million homes. From saving money to helping the environment—there are many benefits to equipping your home for solar energy.
A United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Act civil penalties can amount to $1,100 per barrel spilled in the absence of "gross negligence or willful misconduct,” according to court documents.
Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students across America are being served meals with more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy. Parents can send their kids to school knowing that the healthy habits they teach at home are being reinforced at school, with breakfast and lunch menus that provide more of the foods we should eat, and less of the foods that we should avoid.