Guest Post: GM Raises Awareness of Climate Change through Communications

Apr 4, 2014 10:45 AM ET


Whether it’s a guest blog post on energy management tips, a story about a plant reducing energy usage, or a video with our energy manager, we enjoy sharing our energy efficiency story. We’ve found that people are interested in lessening their impact on the environment and learning how to save money along the way.

Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR®, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, proving that the ENERGY STAR sticker on your refrigerator represents something much greater than a label.

We’re excited to announce today that in addition to being named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the third year in a row, General Motors has also been awarded a Partner of the Year award for Climate Communications.

The inaugural award recognizes the companies that communicate the important, positive effects that energy-efficient behavior can have on the environment.

And, there’s a strategy behind our storytelling.

Part of our environmental stewardship is sharing our best practices with everyone so they too can find the real savings in cutting energy use. Our collective energy efficient behaviors can make a real difference on climate change.

GM’s energy efficiency subject matter experts travel the globe and sit on advisory boards to be part of the energy efficiency discussion, learning from others and sharing our own tips with employees, industry suppliers and customers.

Tell us in the comments: What are you doing at home or work to reduce your energy use?

Today’s guest post was written by Sharon Basel, General Motors manager of environment & energy communications.