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Putting Their Heads Together

By Louise Wrege
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STEVENSVILLE — How can people reduce the amount of food waste in their homes?

This is a problem about 100 Lakeshore High School Math and Science Center students are working to solve with help from Whirlpool Corp. mentors through the Benton Harbor company's 2016 Innovation Challenge.

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GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Material becomes coats for the homeless, car parts and air filters
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DETROIT, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - 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.

Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th Among Green Power Users

U.S. EPA recognizes Orion Assembly for its onsite renewable energy
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LAKE ORION, Mich., July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors Orion Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the United States among the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. Over half of the plant is powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. 

Animal Collective: Lots of Wildlife Species Call GM Lands Home

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The automobile industry helps animals in an unexpected way, as General Motors hosts 4,700 acres of wildlife habitats at 46 manufacturing sites across the globe.

With the help of a partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, GM continues to launch certified sites that promote native wildlife and educate employees and communities about the environment. The company has obtained habitat certification at half of its manufacturing facilities around the world.

Michigan CITGO Station Recognized by Dearborn City Beautiful Commission

Local CITGO Marketer receives second Business Standard of Excellence Award
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DEARBORN, Mich., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Promoting a sense of pride and beautification in the Dearborn, Mich. community, Bazzi Oil & Gas Company, a CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, recently received the Dearborn City Beautiful Commission’s Business Standard of Excellence Award for maintaining and enhancing the appearance of its CITGO station property.

GM Battery Reuse Earns an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award

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GM won an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award for our Chevrolet Volt battery secondary reuse project that’s helping keep the lights on at our LEED-Gold Enterprise Data Center office in Milford, Michigan.

Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

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May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - ANNOUNCING
In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

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BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Winners of #ItsMyTree Photo Challenge

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BJ's Wholesale Club announces today the three winning images from the #ItsMyTree photo challenge. The second annual photo challenge invited people to submit a photo of their favorite tree for a chance to win a Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera. The winning photos captured trees in Hawaii, Michigan and North Carolina. 

FCA US Receives 2016 NGV Achievement Award for Converting Transport Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas

Summary: 
  • Company honored for creating the largest private fleet of compressed natural gas-powered heavy-duty vehicles in the state of Michigan
  • Detroit terminal’s 179 Class 8 tractors all transitioned from diesel to CNG in late 2015
  • Initiative aims to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 16,000 tons and fuel costs by about 35 percent per year
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  • Company honored for creating the largest private fleet of compressed natural gas-powered heavy-duty vehicles in the state of Michigan
  • Detroit terminal’s 179 Class 8 tractors all transitioned from diesel to CNG in late 2015
  • Initiative aims to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 16,000 tons and fuel costs by about 35 percent per year

GM and NWF Partner to Enhance Sustainability Education

Launches Eco-Schools USA collaboration with GM dealers, employees and suppliers
Press Release

DETROIT, May 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and the National Wildlife Federation are partnering to increase environmental education in schools. The new GM Eco-Green program will connect NWF’s network of over 3,700 participating Eco-Schools with local GM non-manufacturing facilities, dealers and suppliers. GM Eco-Green is NWF’s first large corporate-sponsored environmental outreach program, reaching thousands of students through community-based sustainability activities.

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