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GM’s Ohio and Indiana Plants to Meet Electricity Needs with Wind
GM’s Ohio and Indiana Plants to Meet Electricity Needs with Wind

Press Release / DETROIT — All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities – including those that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois wind farms. Once the turbines come online by the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of GM’s global electricity use. - 2 years ago

Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant
Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant

Press Release / KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors’ Fairfax Assembly plant, home of the Chevrolet Malibu, earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. - 2 years ago

97 GM Facilities Connect with Nature for World Environment Day
97 GM Facilities Connect with Nature for World Environment Day

Press Release / Nearly 100 General Motors facilities participated in World Environment Day, an observation established by the United Nations. This year’s theme: “connect people to nature.” While all of GM’s manufacturing sites conduct at least one environmental outreach activity a year, this is the second time GM rallied its teams to measure its collective impact within roughly the same period.   - 3 years ago

GM Student Corps Celebrates 5 Years of Enhancing Communities and Changing Young Lives
GM Student Corps Celebrates 5 Years of Enhancing Communities and Changing Young Lives

Press Release / DETROIT — Brittany Agee is well on her way toward achieving her dream of becoming a social worker. This summer, the former GM Student Corps high school intern — who’s now a junior at Alabama State University — is returning as a college intern and mentor to help other students see their potential. - 3 years ago

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How to Measure Social Impact of Community Collaborations
How to Measure Social Impact of Community Collaborations

Press Release / The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is working to debut America’s first sustainable urban agrihood – a neighborhood growth model with agriculture at the center of a mixed-use development. - 3 years ago

Transforming a Business Starts with Employees
Transforming a Business Starts with Employees

Press Release / GM’s chief talent officer, Michael Arena, knows the power of culture and employees. In an industry that is poised for radical disruption, like automotive, it is critical to disrupt the way employees work to not only keep pace with start-ups, but to transform veteran companies. Arena’s core objective is to develop a culture where people feel connected and empowered. - 3 years ago

Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report
Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report

Press Release / DETROIT — General Motors’ sustainability approach enables the company to serve its customers and shareholders, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk and improve the communities where it does business. - 3 years ago

GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion
GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion

Press Release / Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. - 3 years ago

Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy
Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy

Press Release / Maven Gig provides access to your independent driving gigs, such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicle offering with free charging at E - 3 years ago

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GM, NWF Triple Their Reach in Driving Environment-Focused STEM Education
GM, NWF Triple Their Reach in Driving Environment-Focused STEM Education

Press Release / ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and the National Wildlife Federation have now reached 11,800 children across the country in science, technology, engineering and math projects since launching their Eco-Green partnership in 2015. The program has tripled its reach over the last year. - 3 years ago

GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership
GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership

Press Release / DETROIT — General Motors earned the 2017 EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. GM’s commitment to reducing energy intensity saved $73 million in energy costs last year and avoided 388,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the electricity use of 57,000 U.S. homes. - 3 years ago

Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center
Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

Press Release / Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community. - 3 years ago

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit
Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

Press Release /  Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community  More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming - 3 years ago

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations
Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

Press Release / Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development - 3 years ago

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General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation
General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation

Press Release / Pilot program benefits about 100 Michigan-based community organizations, with a focus on Detroit. Detroit’s Cody High School among first to participate with furniture and three-room makeover. - 3 years ago

GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date
GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

Press Release / DETROIT — General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. - 3 years ago

Energy-Efficient Operations Save GM $73 Million in 2016
Energy-Efficient Operations Save GM $73 Million in 2016

Press Release / DETROIT — The installation of 186,000 LED bulbs and fixtures is one of many steps helping General Motors save $73 million in energy costs in 2016. Global efforts to increase energy efficiency play a significant part in GM’s goal of meeting the electricity needs of its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. - 3 years ago

GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

Press Release / DETROIT – General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050. “Establishing a 100 percent renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This pursuit of renewable energy benefits our customers and communities through cleaner air while strengthening our business through lower and more stable energy costs.” - 3 years ago

GM’s Environmental and Social Initiatives Land Company on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
GM’s Environmental and Social Initiatives Land Company on Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Press Release / DETROIT – General Motors was again ranked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for corporate sustainability leadership in the automotive industry. This is the second year GM has been selected as an index component and the company remains the only automaker on the North American index. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the leading global benchmark for corporate sustainability. DJSI tracks leading sustainability-driven companies based on investment firm RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially relevant environmental, social and governance factors. - 3 years ago

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GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece
GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Press Release / DETROIT – General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make three products: Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, insulation for The Empowerment Plan coats for the homeless, and air filters for 10 GM plants. - 3 years ago

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