General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - September 2015

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - September 2015

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GM Canada’s First Renewable Energy Project Uses Canal Water to Keep Cool

St. Catharines Powertrain is harnessing the pure energy of water to cool processes in its operations. The new micro-hydro system at the facility is GM’s first renewable energy project in Canada.

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White House Recognizes GM Waste Reduction Manager for Volunteerism

GM Global Waste Reduction Manager John Bradburn received the 2015 President's Volunteer Service Award. The award program thanks and honors Americans who, by example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

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The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

The 2016 Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range. The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40-percent improvement over the first-generation Volt.

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GM Plant Sets Standard for Environmental Stewardship

Toledo Transmission – a General Motors facility that sends no waste to landfills and is home to Ohio’s largest rooftop solar array – is being recognized by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for setting a high standard of environmental stewardship.

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GM GREEN Addresses Global Water Challenges with Local Solutions

World Water Week may be over, but GM employees will continue to mentor youth as they learn ways to effect positive change in their local watersheds through GM GREEN, a hands-on conservation education program that have impacted 150,000 youth since its inception in 1989.

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GM’s (Metal) Center of Environmental Excellence

Pontiac Metal Center was recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality as a Clean Corporate Citizen last month for its chemical reduction programs, ongoing waste reduction efforts and continued involvement with community outreach programs.

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GM Student Corps Paints the Town – And More

Pontiac High School students returning to classes are being greeted by a new, massive “PHOENIX PRIDE” sign that represents more than the school’s mascot. Ten of their classmates helped refurbish several areas of Pontiac this summer as members of the GM Student Corps.

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One World Play Project Extends Partnership with Chevrolet

One World Play Project and Chevrolet announced their continued commitment to providing play opportunities to youth worldwide through the donation and distribution of 2 million Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols – an ultra-durable soccer ball that never goes flat, even when punctured – by the end of 2018.

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GM Supports Hiring Our Heroes Career Expo

General Motors partnered with the Detroit Tigers, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more than 50 local employers at a Hiring Our Heroes job fair and career training workshop for U.S. military veterans and their families at Comerica Park.

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Storm Watch: Buick Makes Getting Around Bearable

While vehicle technologies can neither prevent flooding nor restore electricity, Buick confidently forecasts they’ll help make getting around more bearable.

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