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GM Protects Watersheds with Students for 25 Years

2014-04-15

General Motors this year celebrates a milestone anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN). For the 25th year, company employees will wade into waterways across the U.S. and Canada this spring and fall with about 9,000 students.

GM’s ‘Climate Declaration’ Speaks Louder than Words

2014-04-10

In the year following the Climate Declaration signing, General Motors continues to prove there is economic opportunity in tackling climate change.

GM Earns More ENERGY STAR® Awards

2014-04-03

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management.

GM First LEED Gold Automotive Plant in South America

2014-03-12

JOINVILLE, Brazil – General Motors’ engine plant in Joinville, Brazil has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive plant in South America to become LEED Gold certified, the result of investments in sustainability when construction began two years ago.

GM Focuses on Logistics to Reduce Carbon Footprint

2013-12-18

General Motors is joining the voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Partnership, which will drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by its freight shippers and carriers with the goal of further shrinking the company’s carbon footprint.

GM Renaissance Center Sends No Waste to Landfill

2013-12-10

DETROIT – The General Motors Renaissance Center – the six-tower office complex that dominates the city’s skyline and has its own ZIP code – now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill.

GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

2013-12-04

DETROIT – General Motors announced today a $24-million investment in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne, Ind., and Orion, Mich., assembly plants.

GM Facility Solves Tough Waste Challenge

2013-12-02

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Perseverance and creativity enabled a 75-year old General Motors manufacturing facility here to go landfill-free. The journey took four years and included seven attempts to recycle a challenging oily filter sludge generated from a machining operation.

GM Gets Steamy with Detroit Renewable Energy

2013-11-18

DETROIT – General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy today announced a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

GM Wildlife Habitat Helps the Blind Experience Nature

2013-11-15

BALTIMORE, Md. – Among the features of a wildlife habitat behind the General Motors Canada Limited headquarters building is a 4½-mile trail designed to help the visually impaired better experience the preserve’s natural beauty.

GM Announces 1.8 Megawatt Solar Project in Ohio

2013-10-23

DETROIT – General Motors announced today that a 1.8-megawatt rooftop solar array at its Toledo Transmission plant in Ohio would be completed next month.

GM Honored for Sustained Environmental Leadership

2013-09-19

LANSING, Mich. – General Motors and seven of its facilities are being recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for longtime support of environment-focused community collaboration. GM remains the leader for most Neighborhood Environmental Partner awards granted since the program began in 2005.

GM’s LEED Gold Data Center Drives IT Efficiency

2013-09-13

WARREN, Mich. – A flywheel for battery-free backup power and in-row cooling that reduces the need for electricity contribute to a 70 percent reduction in energy use at General Motors’ world-class Enterprise Data Center, which has earned Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, program.

GM Named a Leader in Climate Change Transparency

2013-09-12

DETROIT – General Motors achieved a leadership position for its climate change data submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. GM earned a score of 100/A-, ranking among the top 10 percent of companies reporting in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013.

GM Develops Green Thumb in Urban Gardening

2013-08-30

DETROIT – General Motors is turning 100 steel crates used for shipping engines to Orion Assembly into raised urban garden in vacant parking lots throughout Detroit, building on an earlier donation of 250 crates that enabled Cadillac Urban Gardens to bloom in Southwest Detroit.

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General Motors Sells 1 Millionth Vehicle in China in 2014

Shanghai – General Motors and its joint ventures today sold their 1 millionth vehicle in China in 2014. This is the eighth consecutive year that GM has sold more than one million vehicles in a calendar year, and the earliest it has reached the 1 million mark.

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