Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Real Hybrid Philanthropy

Google.org's first grants have been announced - focusing on hybrid cars. Seems appropriate, for a hybrid philanthropic entity to focus on cars that use two types of fuel (Google.org will use two types of supports - investments and grants - to achieve its goals).

Stories in the NYT and USA Today show the cars, which not only plug in but even the cars are designed to give back. One of the 6 hybrids shown at the Googleplex yesterday was outfitted to return electricity to the power grid.

Yesterday's announcement included $1 million in grants and a pledge of another $10 million to come for the RechargeIT Initiative. Here (of course) is a YouTube Video about it.

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