PHOTOS: 7 Green Trends at Ford

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Sustainability was a key future trend at the Forward with Ford conference, a meetup highlighting cultural and ideological shifts affecting the world around us. Although the ideas showcased here directly relate to cars, their application in the wider world of the products we use every day is unquestionable. Check out photos from our time in Dearborn, Mich.


Photos: Jennifer Berry, Earth911

Editor’s Note: Jennifer Berry was invited by Ford to attend the Forward with Ford Conference. Her travel, hotel, meals and experiences were covered by the conference. Neither Jennifer Berry nor any other representative of Earth911 was asked or required to write about the experience.

Ed Begley Jr. at Ford

Ed Begley Jr. at Ford
Ed Begley Jr. at Ford
Focus Plug-in Hybrid
This car’s wrapping isn’t just for aesthetics - each section showcases a bio-material that the company is actively researching as a way to replace petroleum-based products. Ford’s sustainable materials guru said its goal is to be able to grow and manufacture their parts in the U.S.
'Growable' Materials
Replacing Petroleum
Plastic Lightweighting
Motion-Tracking Technology

Ed Begley Jr. answers questions from the media after his session on sustainability. His No. 1 recommendation for any person looking to start is to get a home energy audit – even he was able to cut his bills in half after a recent audit on his already “green” home.

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