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GM Employees to Plant 25,000 Hardwood Trees in the U.S.

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The national nonprofit Living Lands & Waters began its MillionTrees Project in 2007 by collecting and planting acorns. The group harvests the growing saplings and partners with communities and companies like General Motors to meet its ambitious goal – growing 1 million trees across the United States. This year, 27 GM facilities in seven states are taking part, providing more than 25,000 oak trees to employees and their families for Earth Day and Arbor Day plantings.

General Motors Expands Take 2 Program for Those Resuming Careers

Marketers and Canadian professionals added for fall 2017
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DETROIT, April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors continues to expand its career reentry program, Take 2, which provides training and development opportunities for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking a career break of two or more years.

Bolt EV Owners Drive 4.5 Million Miles

One owner drives 310 miles in single, continuous trip
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DETROIT, April 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Chevrolet reported today that 3,492 Bolt EV owners in the United States have driven a cumulative 4,570,300 miles as of April 2, 2017 since the vehicle went on sale in December 2016. These all-electric miles have resulted in more than 175,000 gallons of fuel saved based on the average EPA-estimated 26 mpg for 2017 vehicles in the U.S.  

Earth Week Guest Post: Homelessness is Not a Defining Characteristic

By Erika George
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Erika George, director of Development for The Empowerment Plan, explains why homelessness is not a defining characteristic and shares how we can improve the lives of homeless individuals through partnerships and opportunities.  

Earth Week Guest Post: Reflections for New Business Leaders: Opportunity and Responsibility

By Kristine Shantz
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Kristine Schantz, a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute, reflects on the essential impact her classmates will need to make as they reenter the workforce to ensure a sustainable future for their businesses and our planet. 

Earth Week Guest Post: A GM Engineer’s Drive to Make Recycled Content Mainstream

By Matthew Vandyke
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Matthew, a materials engineer at General Motors, offers tips on how to incorporate more recycled content into manufacturing. 

Several years ago, when I was offered a management position at a plastics recycling company, I had no idea that it would change the way I thought about manufacturing.  Once I was able to take in and comprehend the volume of materials that are recycled and reused in all types of industries, I was surprised, to say the least. 

GM Announces More Than 1,100 Jobs to Expand Cruise Automation Self-Driving Operations in California

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  • Investing $14 Million in New Cruise Automation Development Facility
  • Expanding Self-Driving Technology Research and Development

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ — General Motors today announced that it will add more than 1,100 new jobs and invest $14 million in a new research and development facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco. These investments will allow Cruise Automation to expand development of self-driving technologies that will transform personal mobility.

GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership

Companywide efforts to reduce energy intensity saved $73 million in 2016
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DETROIT, April 10, 2017 /3BL Media/  — 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.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2017

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See How Water Bottles Become Car Parts, Filters and Coat Insulation
Through its Do Your Part program, GM is turning recycled water bottles into car parts, air filters, and insulation for coats for the homeless. In this video, GM's global manager of waste reduction, John Bradburn, explains how the process works.
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Employees Photograph Wildlife at General Motors Sites

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From a parts warehouse in Talegaon, India to an Ontario assembly plant, many animals make GM lands their home. Employees take notice, capturing images for the company’s annual wildlife habitat calendar and photo contest. Last year, nearly 350 photos were submitted from sites certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council.

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