General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter: January 2016

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter: January 2016

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:00am

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Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Bolt EV

Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show, fulfilling its promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Wind Energy to Power GM’s Texas Assembly Plant

General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power from turbines whose blades span the length of a football field in diameter.

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Solar Array at Corvette Plant Drives GM to Lead in Solar Energy Use

GM leads the automotive industry in solar energy use in the United States, according to the Solar Means Business report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association. Continuing its investment in clean, renewable energy, the company broke ground last month on an 850-kilowatt array at Bowling Green (Ky.) Assembly, home of the Chevrolet Corvette.

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A Clean-Energy Future: The Road Ahead?

Many environmental thought leaders have said the Chevrolet carbon-reduction initiative leaves a legacy. We asked Sue Hall, CEO of Climate Neutral Business Network, to provide insight as to what the future holds.

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Podcast: GM’s Anthony Davis Discusses Company’s Wind Projects

GM will soon use wind as an energy source for its operations in Mexico and its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. In this podcast, Anthony Davis, GM’s project manager of sustainability initiatives and renewable energy, talks about expanding GM’s renewable portfolio.

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GREENER VEHICLES 

Automotive CEOs Rally for Clean Vehicles

Decarbonizing automotive transport. Is it possible? Thirteen automotive CEOs from around the world stand by the vision and have committed to sustainable mobility. Among that group of leaders is GM’s Mary Barra.

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GM and Lyft to Shape the Future of Mobility

GM and Lyft announced a long-term strategic alliance to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the U.S.

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General Motors China Introduces Employee Carpooling Pilot Program

General Motors China has introduced a carpooling pilot program for employees based in Shanghai that enables them to arrange rides together using a self-developed mobile app.

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Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT Starts at $28,645

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT, which achieves a General Motors'-estimated 48 mpg city, will be available this spring with a starting price of $28,645.

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WASTE REDUCTION

Shoe Soles and Rag Washing Helps Drive GM Global Zero Waste Progress

Making shoe soles and washing solvent-drenched rags instead of discarding disposables are two ways General Motors is approaching its aspirational goal of becoming a zero waste manufacturer.

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RESOURCE PRESERVATION

GM’s Urban Garden Project is the Bee’s Knees

Each summer the once-empty section of the parking garage adjacent to GM’s world headquarters blossoms into an ever-growing green space. The addition of honeybee hives helped pollinate the rooftop gardens, and now GM manufacturing scrap is providing insulation in the bees’ winter homes.

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Students Translate Environmental Learning into Community Action

Jan Sneddon, director of GM GREEN at Earth Force, shares takeaways from the Clinton River Watershed Council's Student Congress and discusses the importance of civic engagement to youth's environmental education in this guest post.

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PHILANTHROPY

GM Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Higher Education

The General Motors Foundation announced grants totaling more than $2.8 million in 2015 to support 31 universities and organizations across the country through its University/Organization Partner Program.

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General Motors Joins UN Global Compact

General Motors has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. GM pledges to support and promote the compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

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