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Honda Civic is 2012 Green Car of the Year

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The 2012 Green Car of the Year award didn’t go to an electric or diesel vehicle (as it has the past few years) but instead was taken by none other than the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Green Car Journal hands out the award and its rules state that the GCOTY needs to have a “quantifiable environmental achievement.” Fuel Efficient honda civic green car of the year honda civic natural gasAnd it’s not even 2012 yet.

Chevy Volt Coming to Canada in 2012

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” The Volt was recently named 2011 World Green Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show, in addition to winning a number of awards in North America. The 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car will finally be available in seven major markets across Canada this fall, with the starting price of $41,545. Many are complaining about the price, but experts assure that the benefits of mass production in the next couple years will be reflected in the sticker price.

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2012 Green Car Vision Award Goes to Ford C-Max Energi

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Chalk up another win for Ford as they take home the Green Car Journal Green Car Vision award for the second year in a row at the Washington Auto Show. However, how “Green” can a company be for developing vehicles that are not on the road yet? Government / Industry Hybrids Ford C-Max Energi ford focus electric green car vision award washington auto show

Obama Takes Shot at Romney, “some wanted to let the auto industry die”

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Obama sat inside a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi , which won this year’s Green Car Vision Award , among some gas guzzling trucks, SUVs and muscle cars made by General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. President Barack Obama, seen above at the Washington Auto Show Tuesday, hailed the triumphant rebound of the U.S. auto industry.

EU to Ban Gas-powered Cars by 2050?

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Government / Industry CO2 emissions Green House GasesIt looks like the European Union intends to make a bold pledge to ban all diesel and gas-powered cars by the year 2050. This plan is expected to be part of the EU’s Roadmap on Transport which will also aim for a cut in gas-powered cars on the road by 50% by 2030.

3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Electric Cars

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After some research, we found three green cars that will help you save money on gas and still let you cruise the streets in style and comfort: Toyota Prius. If you’re looking for the most environmentally friendly car to cruise around in, the obvious choice is an electric car.

3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Electric Cars

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After some research, we found three green cars that will help you save money on gas and still let you cruise the streets in style and comfort: Toyota Prius. If you’re looking for the most environmentally friendly car to cruise around in, the obvious choice is an electric car.

Car2go Car Sharing Program Set to Launch June 30th in Toronto

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Toronto is taking the next advanced step towards becoming a major green and less congested metropolitan city.

Car2go Car Sharing Program Set to Launch June 30th in Toronto

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Toronto is taking the next advanced step towards becoming a major green and less congested metropolitan city.

Honda Goes Hybrid With the Acura RLX

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Tokyo based automakers, Honda Motors, want to increase sales for their new Acura, and they are taking the green road to reach their goals. The Acura is Honda’s premium brand, and their new sedan will make use of two electric motors and a V-6 gasoline engine.

NASA Green Flight Challenge to Receive $1.6 Million from Google

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The CAFE Foundation (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency) announced today that the NASA Green Flight Challenge will receive $1.6 New Technology CAFE Google Green Flight Challenge NASAmillion in sponsorship funding from Google. CAFE will host the event which runs from September 25 to October 2 of this year. It will take place at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in California and will have a $1.65 million prize.

Discover the Range of Hybrid Car Options

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You don’t have to sacrifice size for great fuel economy, nor do you have to lose style for green features. From compact to luxury, there is a green, fuel-efficient car out there for you. Green goes sporty with Honda’s CR-Z. Eco-savvy families might find the size, technology and fuel economy of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to be the perfect green car choice.

Carpool Lane Access Granted to California Chevy Volt Drivers

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Having an additional carrot to draw in customers is key, especially in a state such as California which tends to be more willing to adopt new green technology before the rest of the country or world. 2012 buyers of the Chevy Volt , a hybrid-electric vehicle introduced in 2010, will now be allowed to drive in the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in the state of California. Previously sold Chevy Volts did not qualify to receive the sticker required for this privilege.

Heather Peters Lawsuit Against Honda Hybrid, Honda Finally Shows Up

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Honda chose to go with the higher number on window stickers to appeal to those influenced by “the green revolution,” which motivated them to buy a Honda Hybrid. Heather Peters, a former litigation lawyer, feels that she’s a groundbreaker, and hopes others will follow her by filing small claims lawsuits against Honda for deceptive advertising on Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles. Honda advertised on window stickers that vehicles would get 42 mpg.,

Introducing the Amp Electric Grand Cherokee

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As a new contender in the green vehicle market, Amp Electric has experienced little to no support from established automakers to offer this vehicle option. If you are interested in purchasing one of these green vehicles in the near future, your best bet is to be a fleet manager. If you are looking for a fleet of electric SUVs, your search may be over soon. The Cincinnati-based Amp Electric has developed electric vehicle technology for use in one of America’s iconic SUVs.

Ford’s Vision for the Future – The Focus EV

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Its been branded by the company to be a green car but not only because it does not emit gas but also because it used recycled and reusable materials for its interiors and structure. The Ford Focus Electric vehicle is an eco-friendly vehicle manufactured by Ford Motors Incorporated. It does not depend on gas or oil to run. It runs through electricity produced by a lithium-ion battery. Thus, it does not release harmful gases that cause pollution.

Solar Charging Option for Ford Focus Electric

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Ford is referring to the option as “Drive Green for Life” as it obviously offsets the potentially environmentally unfriendly methods of power generation that your local power plant may rely on. do, then this makes you one hell of green driver.

Lenoardo DiCaprio Buys Fisker Karma Hybrid Supercar

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Proving that going green doesn’t necessarily mean losing power, the new Fisker Karma packs twin 201 HP electric motors that can be augmented by an onboard gas-engine generator giving it a top speed of 125 MPH. Leonardi DiCaprio is known for environmental bent which is highlighted by his recent purchase of a $100,000 2012 Fisker Karma Hybrid Supercar.

Ryan Reynolds Promoting Nissan Leaf

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With Ryan Reynolds starring in the latest superhero superbudget Hollywood film, Green Lanter, he’s going to be even more of a household name than ever; which of course makes this a perfect time for a company like Nissan to nab him as a spokesperson.

Electric Fiat 500 Destined to Be Loss Leader

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Autoblog Green just made an interesting observation from the sidelines of a general meeting at Fiat S.p.A. Ceo of Chrysler and Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, made some comments that indicated that not only is the electric Fiat 500 a huge loss leader at $10,000 per car, but that Fiat does not sound like they have any interest in trying to make it a profitable car or sell it on a large scale.

Benefits of a Green Home

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Benefits of a Green Home. green building green construction green remodeling Benefits of a Green Home

Green Senior, Green Soldier

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Green Senior, Green Soldier. Youth seems to take center stage when it comes to various causes, especially the green movement. Many, sixty and over, have been dealing with different aspects of past as well as future green behavior that most have rarely considered. This influence is something that perpetuated forced green living which for many has carried over beyond the forced part. Seniors of today maintain their green living through a variety of ways.

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Greening Up an Old House.

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Old houses are a mixed blessing, though. Drafty windows, inefficient insulation, and so many other factors make conscious living to.

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have. Greening your home can be a daunting process. Green cleaning products. Reducing waste is one of the most important goals of going green, and composting is an easy way cut down on your trash haul. Green lighting.

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A Guide to Green Flooring

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A Guide to Green Flooring. And no matter what kind of carpet you chose, keep it clean with a green carpet shampoo and regular steam cleaning to help control allergens.

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3 Companies “Greening Up” the Workplace

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Green Building Council reports that 41 percent of commercial construction in 2012 was green and predicts that it will rise to almost 50 percent in 2015. States with the most green office […]. green living green work habits green companies Green Workplace More and more companies benefit from eco-friendly building that increases property value, decreases operating costs and pays back within seven years. The U.S.

5 Ways to Save Green While Going Green This Summer

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Fortunately, there are several tips homeowners can try that can help them to stay as green as possible, even when […]. green living how to go green saving energy saving money going green and save money how to go green and save money save energy save money

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United wins green award

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” “This is a great honor for United and reflects the growing importance of sustainability to our corporate customers,” says Angela Foster-Rice, United’s […] United wins green award is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Make Your Smart Home a Green Home

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green home green living saving energy saving money saving water Smart HomeYour current lifestyle depends on the usage of energy; however, with a rise in population and a decrease in natural resources, energy costs are growing exponentially.

5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom

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5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom. Green your bed! It’s easy to overlook the bedroom when you’re trying to go green – what’s the point if you’re asleep in there the whole time anyway? To get you started, here’s a list of five ways you can keep your bedroom safe, clean, and green.

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Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

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Now that the Boomers are retiring and experiencing the “empty nest” syndrome, the half-century dream of living in a “green community” is re-emerging. Green Living commune community living ecofriendly ecovillage going green green building green living intentional communities SUSTAINABLE

Green Lunches for Schools

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It’s unfortunate that said schools also need a wakeup call – a call that brings them into the 21 st Century with green banners flying. Filed under: Eating Well Tagged: bulk purchasing , COMPOSTABLE , ecofriendly , going green , PTA , RECYCLED-UPCYCLED , school lunches , SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS.

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5 great green hotels in Canada

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| Greening in Canada | When it comes to traveling, people who have sustainable lifestyles might think that they have to leave their green practices at home and tolerate an overwhelming amount of wasted resources when staying at a hotel.

Green Small Business Startup Ideas

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If you own a small business you probably already know how important it is to embrace and incorporate some sort of green initiative into your business model. It is green re-using at its finest. Green Goats. Go small business green and feel good about keeping it real.

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Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante

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Fortunately, though, it is possible […] Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

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Find out how you can act smart, buy smart and go green without losing the convenience you need. However, if we sub-consciously make an effort to use less energy in our home in combination with green appliances, together, we can conserve a great amount.

Stating the Green Case: Small Business Advantages

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Running a small business is hard enough without having to implement green products or additions. However, what many companies do not realize is that by making their organization more green friendly, in turn, promotes good business. Small Business Green Example: Overkill.

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Santa Barbara grows up (and gets green)

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While […] Santa Barbara grows up (and gets green) is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | A New Eco-Hotel in a Revitalized Arts District | I grew up an hour south of Santa Barbara, and have lived there twice over the last two decades.

Winning some (eco) green in Vegas

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| Green? I suppose someone chooses this epicenter of American hedonism as a basecamp for exploring the natural wonders of the Nevada […] Winning some (eco) green in Vegas is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Wanna Bet? |

Manila, the Philippines: green takes root

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Yet Manila, the sprawling metropolis that is her capital, poses somewhat more of a challenge for a green-conscious traveler. Once known […] Manila, the Philippines: green takes root is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.