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Employees Improve Communities with Solar

Solar energy has the potential to create thousands of jobs and help strengthen our economy while providing a direct benefit to the consumer. But many homeowners lack the resources to harness this abundant source of clean energy - particularly the low-income homeowner that may need to choose between paying an energy bill and feeding their family.That’s where GRID Alternatives comes in.
Applied Materials Austin Celebrates Earth Day

Applied Materials Austin Celebrates Earth Day

As part of Applied Materials’ month-long EarthWorks program celebrating Earth Day, employees in Austin joined with their family members to support Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) by participating in the environmental nonprofit organization’s annual Clean Sweep event.  This year’s KAB Clean Sweep included more than 4,000 volunteers city-wide, who completed many tasks aimed up cleaning and beautifying the City of Austin.
High Speed Rail and Clean Technology

High Speed Rail and Clean Technology

One great thing about working for a company involved in creating a more sustainable future is it has excellent 'Green Bag Lunch Speakers' sponsored through its Santa Clara employee 'green team' and the company's month-long EarthWorks program celebrating environmental awareness.  This month, Rod Diridon, Mineta Transportation Institute spokesperson and high speed rail visionary, talked about California's High Speed Rail (HSR) Project. This 790 mile basic system is California's plan to connect the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Central Valley, San Diego and Sacramento.
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EarthWorks 2010

Historian Adam Rome calls Earth Day the "most famous unknown event in modern American history." Its grassroots nature, spurred by Senator Gaylord Nelson's '60's wish for Americans to observe it "in any way they want," has become an annual event and international in scale.  Many corporations around the world use Earth Day as a centerpiece for employee and community focused environmental programs and Applied Materials is no exception.