William Clay Ford, Jr., Ford Motor Company's executive chairman of the board of directors and great-grandson of Henry Ford, gave a speech about sustainability at University of Michigan Tuesday last night (Nov. 13). The hour-long speech, which included an introduction from the University president, a short film and a Q&A, focused primarily on Ford's efforts to create a more sustainable future. You can watch the entire speech online, if you have version 10 of Windows Media Player.
The Rocky Mountain Institute's Amory Lovins has won this year's Volvo Environment Prize. Or, at least, he will do so when the award is given out on Thursday in Stockholm. Each year, the prize is awarded by a selection committee of scientists and researchers from an independent foundation and comes with a 1.5 million SEK (about $230,000) purse.