Starbucks "Shared Planet" program is the company's commitment to "doing business in ways that are good for the earth and good for each other". In 2008 their partners and customers in North America volunteered 245,000 hours of service, building toward their goal to contribute more than one million hours of community service per year by 2015.
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Introduced yesterday, the new Ford Focus has a small bump in the car’s taillights that reduces turbulence just enough to increase gas mileage. Ford engineers refer to these minor tweaks as “one percenters” – details that increase fuel efficiency. The redesigned Focus is expected to get at least 40 mpg in highway driving.