GM Expands Watershed Education Program

GM Expands Watershed Education Program

GM GREEN is longest-running charge preparation module by any automaker

2014-10-24

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OSHAWA, Ont. – General Motors launched a watershed preparation module in 7 new communities opposite Canada this year, a largest general enlargement in a initiative’s 25-year history. The GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) now comprises 53 GM facilities, including all of a company’s U.S. and Canadian production plants.

GM GREEN is a longest-running charge preparation module by any automaker, impacting 150,000 immature people by hands-on training given a pregnancy in 1989.

GM GREEN encourages village rendezvous by assisting girl improved know their impact on internal watersheds. It’s a partnership of partners, from a nonprofit Earth Force that manages a program, to internal schools and charge groups in communities in that GM operates.

“This module is a indication for how a open and private sectors can come together to make a meaningful, durability impact on a sourroundings and in a communities,” pronounced Lisa Bardwell, Earth Force boss and CEO. “Through GM GREEN, we are investing in dual of a many changed resources – a children and watersheds.”

Through GM GREEN, employees coach approximately 10,000 students any year in H2O monitoring events, classroom visits and student-driven watershed alleviation projects. Students retrieve, exam and investigate H2O samples, afterwards channel commentary into a tolerable movement devise addressing H2O peculiarity issues locally. GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly trickery has been participating in GM GREEN given a late 1990s.

The new GM GREEN sites camber 4 Canadian provinces:

  • St. Catharines Powertrain – St. Catharines, Ontario
  • CAMI Assembly – Ingersoll, Ontario
  • Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre – Woodstock, Ontario
  • GM Cold Weather Development Centre – Kapuskasing, Ontario
  • Pointe Claire (Montreal) Parts Distribution Centre – Pointe-Claire, Quebec
  • Langley Parts (Vancouver) Distribution Centre – Langley, British Columbia
  • Edmonton Parts Distribution Centre – Edmonton, Alberta

“Our joining to a sourroundings isn’t only about shortening a impact of a operations; it’s about removing a subsequent era of leaders vehement about how they can assistance safety healthy resources and be a certain force in their community,” pronounced Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing clamp president. “We work tough to offer and urge a communities in that we live and work around a world.”

Partnering with a internal village organisation helps to raise a GM GREEN program. As such, many of a comforts have combined partnerships to support in charity a GM GREEN module in their area.

“Virtually all of a comforts are unapproachable to attend in a GM GREEN program,” pronounced Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director of GM Canada. “The module is one approach that a employees are portion and improving a communities in that we live and work in Canada.”

CAMI Assembly and Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre have partnered with a Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. The Edmonton Parts Distribution Centre has partnered with RiverWatch, a organisation that offers a floating classroom knowledge by holding students down internal rivers on rafts and training H2O associated curriculum via a trip. The Langley trickery has partnered with a Langley Environmental Partners Society, a internal nonprofit dedicate to safeguarding and restoring a internal environment, with a concentration on education.

More than 3,200 GM employees have been concerned in GM GREEN over a past entertain century.

GM is committed to conserving water via a operations. Between 2005 and 2010, a association reduced water use per car constructed by 32 percent and committed to another 15-percent rebate by 2020. Employee loyalty to village overdo serve creates an impact in safeguarding this vicious resource.

For some-more information on GM’s environmental commitment, revisit a sustainability report and environmental blog.

About General Motors in Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs some-more than 9,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing.  GMCL markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GMCL models can be found during www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.  

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