General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - November 2015

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - November 2015

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

November 2015

 

HEADLINE:

National Energy Month Spurs Action at GM

General Motors leveraged its 20-year partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program during National Energy Action Month to find more ways to reduce the energy intensity of its facilities and decrease its impact on climate change.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

GM and DTE Energy Partner on Solar Array

General Motors is partnering with DTE Energy to build a new 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant that will be GM’s largest solar installation in Michigan.

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ENERGY STAR: Changing the Energy Conservation Conversation

Elizabeth Dutrow, ENERGY STAR director of industrial partnerships at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, reflects on the energy efficiency progress individuals and companies have made through ENERGY STAR.

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5 Energy Hacks That Will Save You Money

In honor of National Energy Action Month, GM employees shared their tips of small steps that can yield big energy savings.

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RESOURCE PRESERVATION

GM Dealers Test the Waters of Environmental Education

General Motors dealers are getting their feet wet in environmental science as a part of the company’s growing watershed education program.

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GM Struts its Sustainability Stuff at Golden Peacock Awards

General Motors received the 2015 Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability for its transparency in economic, environmental and social impacts, all fundamental components of stakeholder relations and investment decisions.

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GREENER VEHICLES

Chevrolet Develops Bolt EV Using Strategic Partnership

General Motors set aside traditional vehicle development to create the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which can travel more than 200 miles on a single electric charge. Following joint planning and research, GM and LG Corp. brought the Chevrolet Bolt EV to reality.

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New Technologies Boost Efficiency for 2016 Cadillac Models

Active Fuel Management and Automatic Stop/Start technologies, and widespread use of a new 8-speed transmission, are combining to raise fuel economy ratings and reduce emissions in Cadillac’s portfolio.

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Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 Vehicle Sharing Pilot Program Receives Best Innovative Practice Award

The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program launched by General Motors and Shanghai Jiao Tong University received the Best Innovative Practice Award for leading the way in adopting innovative practices and helping Shanghai transform into a global technology innovation center.

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DIVERSITY

GM Hosts Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans

General Motors partnered with engineering students from Michigan Technological University to help the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans prepare for Sunday’s 36th annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon.

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African-American History Museum Fundraiser Sets Record

More than 1,100 national and local business, philanthropic and community leaders came out to support the 50th anniversary of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, hosted by Chevrolet and General Motors.

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PHILANTHROPY 

A Comeback Tale of Two Cities

Heidi Magyar, GM director of community outreach programs for Southeast Michigan, discusses the impact of the GM Student Corps program in this guest post on CSRwire’s Talkback blog.

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Keywords: Environment | Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History | Chevrolet Bolt EV | Energy | Energy Star | GM | GM Student Corps | General Motors | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

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