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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

July 2015
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Powered by the Sun, Wind and EV Batteries, GM Wins LEED Gold

What happens to the batteries that power Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? Five of them are helping keep the lights on at the new LEED Gold-certified Enterprise Data Center at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.

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GREENER VEHICLES

Chevrolet Leads Expertise in Electrification

Chevrolet is bringing electric vehicles to the masses. The brand introduced four new electric vehicles in 2015: the 2016 Volt, Malibu Hybrid, FNR Concept and production commitment to the Bolt EV.

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Sophisticated Sophomore: All-New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car. A new, standard 1.4L turbocharged engine with direct injection helps enable a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway with the available six-speed automatic transmission.

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5 Ways Chevrolet Made 2016 Malibu Segment’s Lightest

Engineers developing the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu put the new midsize sedan on a strength-training program, making it sweat out a pound here and a gram there, in a quest to make it more fuel efficient, stronger and safer.

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General Motors, University Launch Vehicle Sharing Pilot Program in China

In many ways, China is the perfect laboratory for testing urban mobility solutions. Which is one reason GM launched a two-year vehicle sharing pilot program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University featuring 16 Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles.

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GM, Chevrolet Help College Students Find News Roads to Automotive Careers

For more than 15 years GM has been mentoring college engineering students in advanced vehicle competitions. EcoCAR 3 is the latest four-year engineering competition that challenges college students at 16 universities to reduce the environmental impact of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

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WASTE REDUCTION

Chevrolet Races to Save the Bats with NASCAR Fans

In collaboration with NASCAR Green, the Chevrolet Racing team and GM sustainability experts assembled a pit crew of 50 little NASCAR fans during a recent race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania to build 15 bat boxes.

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RESOURCE PRESERVATION

Peregrine Falcons Get Names, Bands and Checkups

Last month three peregrine falcons hatched in their nest at GM’s Warren Tech Center in Michigan. Representatives from GM’s wildlife habitat team, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Detroit Zoo gathered at the falcon nesting grounds to visit the newborns.

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Wentzville Students Participate in GM GREEN Youth Summit

Over 90 students from Wentzville Middle School met at the new Heartland Park recently to participate in a youth summit that showcased their efforts throughout the school year to address water quality issues and be environmental stewards. 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

GM Wants You to Take Climate Change Personally

General Motors Director of Sustainability David Tulauskas argues every individual has a role to play in addressing climate change, and small actions can have a big impact by collaborating with like-minded people and organizations.

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Global Wind Day: 5 Business Benefits of Wind Power

Rob Threlkeld, GM’s global manager of renewable energy, explains why investing in wind power can be both an environmentally and financially sound decision for many companies.

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SAFETY

OnStar Crisis Assist Offers Aid in Weather Emergencies

As the country braces for the Atlantic hurricane season, OnStar-equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles offer Crisis Assist services to customers, regardless of which plan to which they subscribe, in the event of an extreme weather emergency.

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Buick Cascada Blends Safety and Style

The 2016 Buick Cascada convertible rolls into the sun early next year with a reinforced structure designed to complement its refined appearance and enhance its versatility, while bolstering the car’s strength, rigidity and chassis precession.

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Study Validates OnStar’s Injury Prediction Service

OnStar’s Injury Severity Prediction service is accurately predicting the severity of crash victims’ injuries, allowing for improved on-scene treatment, according to findings of a recent study.

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PHILANTHROPY

GM Student Corps Adds Pontiac High in 2015

General Motors announced that Pontiac High School will join the 2015 GM Student Corps this summer, for a total of 130 students from 13 schools in Metro Detroit and Flint. Student Corps provides high school students with paid internships and the opportunity to give back to their neighborhoods through community improvement projects they plan and complete.

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Buick Achievers Announces $1.18 Million in Scholarships

The first four-year recipients to benefit from the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program are receiving their degrees this year as the GM Foundation announced nearly $1.2 million in new scholarships of up to $25,000 a year for 50 students to pursue degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

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GM Foundation Donates $75,000 to Nine Area Organizations through Plant City Grants Program

The General Motors Foundation donated $75,000 to nine nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis and St. Charles County areas today. These grants bring GM Foundation contributions to the St. Louis metro area this year to $150,000, to date.

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