General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - August 2015

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - August 2015

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

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GM Joins White House Climate Pledge

Secretary of State John Kerry and senior Obama Administration officials hosted General Motors and a dozen other companies to launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge at the White House. The pledge represents how companies remain committed to addressing the global challenge of climate change head on.

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RESOURCE PRESERVATION

Endangered Ducks in China Find Refuge in Chevrolet Volt Battery Covers

GM repurposed scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers into nesting boxes to provide refuge for endangered scaly-sided mergansers in China. GM partnered with World Wildlife Fund, Wetlands International and the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development to install 10 boxes inside the Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve in Jilin Province, China. 

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GREENER VEHICLES

Chevrolet Sedans Lose Weight, Increase Efficiency

There are roughly 30,000 parts in the typical automobile and GM is reimagining all of them for greater efficiency. You’ll find many of these engineering breakthroughs in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze, which dropped a combined 550 pounds.

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Chevrolet Bringing EVs to the Masses

Chevrolet continues to demonstrate its commitment to an electric future. This year the brand introduced four new electric vehicles that will wear the iconic Chevrolet Bowtie.

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An Mcity within a City

Mcity, a 32-acre simulated urban environment, opened last month at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This living, outdoor laboratory is the world’s first full-scale environment specifically designed for testing connected and autonomous vehicles.

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GM Predicts Growth in Sustainability Jobs

Careers that focus on sustainability issues are on the rise.  From electrical and industrial engineers to autonomous driving and alternative propulsion engineers, here’s a look at GM’s top five automotive sustainability jobs of the future.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

GM's Orion Assembly Plant is Eco-Innovation Station

At this year’s North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet introduced the game-changing Bolt EV concept. The Bolt EV will deliver 200-miles of range at an affordable price. A pure electric vehicle, the Bolt EV has solid green credentials. And it will be built at a facility with equally high green credentials: our Orion, Michigan Assembly Plant.

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Secondary-Use Chevrolet Volt Batteries Power Their Way Into the Record Books

Chevrolet has put their secondary use battery technology in the record books by setting a Guinness World Records title for the most people generating electricity in one week at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.

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SAFETY

GM Paving Way to Smarter and Safer Driving at All-New Active Safety Test Area

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac will offer 22 different active safety technologies across their 2016 model year U.S. lineups, ranging from driver alerts to those that automatically intervene and assist the driver in critical situations.

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DIVERSITY

General Motors Helps Honor Five U.S. Service Members

Five men and women representing each branch of the U.S. military were honored Tuesday night for their exemplary service during the 2015 Military Times Service Member of the Year Awards.

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PHILANTHROPY

GM Volunteers Set Record for Life Remodeled Project

A record 3,700 volunteers from General Motors will help deep clean a high school, board up vacant residences, whack weeds and mow lawns next week as part of the non-profit Life Remodeled effort to make over the 4.5 square-mile Osborn neighborhood, among the most blighted in Metro Detroit.

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Students Get Early Start on Remodeling Osborn High

Ten GM Student Corps interns who attend Osborn High School are spending their summer cleaning up and remodeling the school, part of an overall makeover in the east side community expected to attract 12,000 volunteers early next month.

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Keywords: Environment | American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge | Energy | GM | General Motors | Innovation & Technology | Life Remodeled | Mcity | Military Times Service Member of the Year Awards | chevrolet volt

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