Grille - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD

Grille - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD

Saturday, March 27, marked another passing of Earth Hour, a global initiative to raise awareness of energy conservation and climate change. Ford, known for its hybrid and electric innovation in the automotive industry, also has a reputation as being a green leader in other areas of its business. One of the ways Ford promotes sustainable practices is by participating in programs that lead by example. This past Saturday the blue oval on the Dearborn, Mich., headquarters went dark for an hour in support of Earth Hour.

"More than ever, we at Ford Motor Company are committed to the responsible use of resources," said John Viera, director, Sustainability & Environmental Policy. "Participating in Earth Hour is a simple yet significant symbol of Ford's recognition of the importance of environmental sustainability. By working together and continuing to focus on responsible resource use, we can help protect our future."

Earth Hour isn’t the only place Ford is recognized in participating in sustainable practices. The company has also been awarded its fifth straight ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes companies that show leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. According to their press release, Ford improved energy efficiency in the United States by 4.6 percent in 2009, which resulted in an estimated savings of $15 million. Over the last ten years, the company has instituted policies that have resulted in more than a 30% increase in energy efficiency.


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[Source: Ford]