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Walgreens charges forward with electric vehicle filling station expansion in Fla.

BY Michael Johnsen

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Walgreens and Car Charging Group on Monday announced the expansion of EV charging services to 13 Walgreens locations in Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.

"Walgreens dedication to the EV movement is unmatched by any other major retailer," Car Charging Group CEO Michael Farkas said. "Walgreens commitment to providing EV charging services to its customers nationwide is a testament to its support of environmental sustainability and of electric vehicle use."

The two companies plan to broaden their EV charging services with more locations in major metropolitan cities in Florida, as well as in other cities, including Phoenix; Akron, Canton and Columbus in Ohio; and Austin, Texas.

Walgreens has made a concentrated effort to becoming a destination site for EV drivers seeking to top off their battery while shopping or commuting.

Electric vehicles already on the market include the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt and the BMW ActiveE. EV drivers soon will be able to purchase a wider variety of cars, including the Ford Focus electric, which should start shipping next month, as well as the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the Honda Fit EV, and the Tesla Model S that are forecasted to be due out in June.

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H.Griffin says:
Aug-28-2013 01:23 am

Who are the electricians or mechanics which discovered an expensive electric vehicle?

W.STONE says:
Jul-24-2012 03:26 am

Electric vehicles are really getting trendy nowadays and car manufacturers are focusing on this since most of the people nowadays are more heath conscious. My friend was convinced to buy the new Toyota prius plug-in hybrid for its high performance and advantages on the planet. Good thing there are plenty of available toyota parts shop around, he would not have a hard time finding parts for his car.

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Scott Naturals products earn Green Good Housekeeping Seal

BY Allison Cerra

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark announced that its Scott Naturals brand has earned the Green Good Housekeeping Seal for three products.

Scott Naturals dry bath tissue, paper towels and napkins have met the Good Housekeeping Green Seal’s environmental standard for paper goods, based on recycled content and other factors, Kimberly-Clark said. The Scott Naturals dry bath tissue, paper towels and napkins are made with a blend of virgin material and at least 20% recycled material in products or packaging.

"The Green Good Housekeeping Seal is widely recognized and respected among the industry and consumers alike, and we are proud to achieve this designation," Scott Naturals brand manager Alma Alejandro said. "With the Green Good Housekeeping Seal’s limited warranty, individuals can take a small step toward a greener world by using these products."

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute evaluates products for its Green Good Housekeeping Seal based on ingredient and product safety, reduction of water use in manufacturing, energy efficiency in manufacturing and product use, packaging reduction and the brand’s corporate social responsibility, Kimberly-Clark noted.

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Stop & Shop announces Triple Winner Game to support MSKCC

BY Allison Cerra

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop’s New York metro division is inviting customers to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through the retailer’s annual Triple Winner Game.

Customers who make a $1 contribution to MSKCC receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and can win free store products, gift cards or cash prizes up to $10,000, Stop & Shop said. Through the Triple Winner Game, Stop & Shop customers and associates have raised in total more than $69 million for the fight against childhood cancer. In the New York Metro division, more than $10.1 million has been donated to the department of pediatrics at MSKCC.

The campaign will run through July.

"Stop & Shop is enormously proud to be part of the team that is forcing pediatric cancer to retreat," Stop & Shop’s New York metro division president Don Sussman said. "Triple Winner has become a campaign that has saved lives, created research paths and provided genuine hope to families waiting for a cure. There is now a proud and growing ‘Triple Winner’ family of young people who have a bright future because we have been able to put dollars into cancer research. I can’t think of a better reward for everyone who continues to make this campaign a success."

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