GM Foundation Provides $5,000 Grant to MACD

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GM Foundation Provides $5,000 Grant to MACD

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 8:30pm

CAMPAIGN: GM Social Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) August 6, 2012 - With the help of GM Lansing Operations the General Motors Foundation will provide $5,000 to support the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) within the Lansing community that focus on the care and management of Michigan's natural resources.

The donation was made as part of the Foundation's Plant City Grants initiative that in 2012 will award more than $1 million to nearly 200 organizations in 43 plant cities where GM employees live and work.

GM Lansing Regional Manufacturing Engineering Director Jeff Bell made the award on behalf of the Foundation at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant habitat.

The General Motors Foundation grant will support MACDs efforts through programs to strengthen Conservation Districts, and encourages land users to adopt conservation practices that protect soil, water, and related natural resources.

“Investment in our community and environment is very important to us,” Bell said. “Lansing Delta Township Plant is a good example of how it’s possible to incorporate sustainable practices into large scale manufacturing facilities. MACD reinforces GM’s environmental goals with their commitment to improving the environment by conserving resources.”

Andrea Stay, Executive Director from the Eaton Conservation District said: "We are fortunate to have GM as a local partner in our community. We have worked together on multiple events over the years including school presentations, Arbor Day celebrations, pollinator garden planting, Bioblitz, and the Woods and Water 5K.  We appreciate their dedication to natural resources, and to their local partners.”

The General Motors Foundation grants made across the country are given to a wide-variety of organizations that families rely on to provide much needed services, improve education and impact the quality of life within their respective communities. The grants to these organizations and institutions will make these communities even greater places to work, live and grow.

Keywords: Environment | Conservation | GM | GM Foundation | GM Lansing | GM Philanthropy | GM Resource Preservation

CAMPAIGN: GM Social Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

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