Business briefs

Dec. 13, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

BASF to donate $50,000 for hunger relief
DURHAM – BASF’s North American Crop Protection Division of BASF announced that the company will make an end-of-year donation of $50,000 to hunger relief programs. The donation is split between a $25,000 gift to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and $25,000 to Feeding America's national office.
“BASF creates chemistry that helps our growers produce crops that feed people around the world,” Nevin McDougall, senior vice president for crop protection for BASF in North America, said in a prepared statement. “We are proud to support the efforts of Feeding America to help provide meals for the hungry throughout the country.”

Durham’s Greenway Transit gets prize
WASHINGTON, DC – The Durham-based biofuels bus company Greenway Transit was announced as one of three winners for Green America’s quarterly People & Planet Award.
The award recognizes U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations, according to a news release.
The most recent round focused on green businesses that have taken superior steps to make transportation and travel greener and more sustainable.
Winners were selected by the public during a month-long open voting period online at Green America’s website. Each of three winners will receive $5,000.
Greenway Transit is green transport company in that operates a for-hire fleet of vehicles that run on biofuels.