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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.

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

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  • 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 Initiative

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Debuts America's First Agrihood

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The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards RePurpose Program Sizzles

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GM is redesigning its work environment at several locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards Commit to RePurpose: Register Here

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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.

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

GM strengthens communities by repurposing office assets into $1 million of in-kind donations
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  • 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.
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