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GM Signs “Climate Declaration”

Maker joins VW in addressing issues for climate change.

by on May.03, 2013

GM's rooftop solar array in Baltimore, Md., reflects its commitment to the environment.

General Motors has become the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business.

The campaign is organized by sustainable business advocacy group Ceres, a long-time critic of GM’s environmental positions over the years, and its Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy, or BICEP, coalition.

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Signers of the declaration, such as GM, are calling for policymakers to address climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions.


State Recognizes GM Plants for Environmental Stewardship

Automaker focuses on energy efficiency, resource preservation and waste reduction in environmental efforts.

by on Oct.14, 2011

Dan Wyant, left, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, stands with GM's Pamela Jamieson, senior environmental engineer; Tim Core, senior environmental engineer, and David Schuster, manufacturing engineering manager.

General Motors may be more than a century old, with several decades-old facilities still in operation, but the company is making strides toward improving its environmental footprint.

This week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recognized six General Motors sites for excellence in local community environmental projects and partnerships. The Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Orion Assembly, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Warren Transmission, Romulus Engine and Flint Metal Center received Neighborhood Environmental awards.

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“We help our facilities’ environmental efforts go further by incorporating community activities like mentoring students on water quality and enhancing habitats surrounding our plants,” said Susan Kelsey, a GM Environmental Group facilities manager. “To be an environment leader, we need to share our knowledge with other organizations and residents to inspire eco-friendly action.”

GM is reducing its facilities’ impact through energy efficiency, resource preservation and waste reduction, the company said in a statement. Each of these environmental commitments can benefit the greater community. GM’s winning manufacturing facilities are collaborating with area organizations, residents and students throughout the year to spread environmental awareness.