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Ford Cuts Global Waste by 100 Million Pounds and Counting

Source: Triple Pundit, Tue April 24, 2012
Today the Ford Motor Company announced huge successes in cutting waste at its factories and has pledged to ramp up those efforts in the coming years.

Gym for the Homeless Helps the Environment

Source: WXYZ, Fri January 22, 2010
A new gym opened in Detroit today.

Students give up pizza party for charity

Source: WLUC, Wed January 13, 2010
Not many sixth graders would give up a pizza party for charity, but Mr. Dompierre's sixth grade class did just that.

Ford Announces Airbags for Backseat Passengers

Source: ABC News, Wed November 11, 2009
Some cars today have as many as 20 airbags -- in the front, on the sides, to shield heads, even airbags to protect knees ... Now, Ford is going one step further.

First lady honors young Detroit poets

Source: Detroit Free Press, Tue November 10, 2009
Detroit youth poets Myriha Burton and Lena Cintron flew to Washington, D.C., to meet first lady Michelle Obama at the White House to accept a national arts award on behalf of Citywide Poets, an after-school program in the Detroit.

‘Simple lifestyle tweaks’ key in climate change fight

Source: Google/AFP, Tue October 27, 2009
The United States could cut greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of France's total annual emissions by getting Americans to make simple lifestyle changes, like regularly maintaining their cars or insulating their attics, a study showed.

Roethlisberger repays Detroit with K-9 cops

Source: Detroit Free Press, Thu October 15, 2009
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is donating two K-9 unit dogs to Detroit -- the city where he won the first of his two Super Bowl rings.

Students create cane with e-tags to guide blind

Source: MSNBC, Mon August 17, 2009
A cane equipped with the technology that retailers use to tag merchandise could help blind people avoid obstacles.

Mich. great-grandmothers become bowling champions

Source: Yahoo! News, Wed June 24, 2009
Two great-grandmothers from Grand Rapids have become state bowling champions.

$9 flights from JetAmerica on sale now

Source:, Wed May 27, 2009
JetAmerica, the low-cost carrier which is said to have been modeled after low-cost European carrier Ryanair, is selling $9 flights from New York, Detroit, Orlando, Michigan and Minneapolis starting today (May 27).

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