General Motors is in the midst of transforming itself from a traditional automotive company to a business that will redefine personal mobility. Enabling more collaboration among employees is a cornerstone of the transformation, so GM has set out to redesign their work environment at several GM locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.
GM forms first Student Sustainability Advisory Council
General Motors created its first Student Sustainability Advisory Council this year to begin a new dialogue on sustainability. Composed of five graduate students from MIT, Penn State, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan and Stanford, the council provides fresh perspectives on sustainability at GM.
It was a cool, crisp sunny morning as I drove into downtown Detroit. The Renaissance Center, an iconic building on Detroit’s skyline that’s large enough to have its own zip code, rose quickly in my view and beckoned me to start the day. My mind was in full business mode at that point.
Like every workday, I had my must-do list memorized and was ready to make a difference. It’s as if driving on the Lodge Freeway under Cobo Hall helps me focus – a sort of tunnel vision, if you will. However, out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of Ron.
April 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Join the 2016 #CleanEnergyU virtual Twitter dialogue this Earth Day, April 22 from 12-4 ET, where students and national clean energy and White House leaders will engage directly in conversation with each one another. They will share creative ideas on delivering the Paris promise of a future “well below 2 degrees.”
Please join us for a retirement celebration honoring … 8 million metric tons of carbon. A little unconventional, sure. But so was the Chevrolet carbon-reduction initiative.
Back on Nov. 18, 2010, Chevrolet set a bold goal – engage communities across America in preventing 8M metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere. We knew it would take about five years and upwards of about $40 million, but driving a cleaner energy future is something we believe in.
DETROIT, November 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet over the last five years has prevented 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere, roughly equivalent to the CO2 emissions from the annual energy used in every home in Detroit.
While the topic of climate change can get pretty technical what with all the talk of greenhouse gases and carbon reduction, the truth is every single person has a role to play in addressing it.
Instead of focusing on the larger macro issues, think of it in terms of: “What can I do today in my own community?” These actions add up and the movement will build, especially when we work together and collaborate.
GM’s Director of Sustainability Sees Opportunity in Industry Changes & Challenges
David Tulauskas credits much of his career success to being at the right place at the right time. As a college graduate in the field of mechanical engineering with a background in environmental issues, he was a perfect candidate for the automotive industry when the U.S. Clean Air Act was amended to include stricter standards on gasoline emissions.