GM’s Bat House Project Draws Cartoonist’s Attention

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General Motors' program of converting scrap battery covers from the Chevrolet Volt electric car into bat houses and Wood Duck nesting boxes drew the attention of environmental artist and blogger Birgit Keil, who had some fun with the environmental program.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 3:00pm

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You might remember GM’s work to convert scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers into wildlife habitats—from wood duck nesting boxes to bat houses.

Instead of sending that material to a landfill, we reuse it to benefit wildlife. So far, GM has created and installed more than 150 of them at designated wildlife habitat areas surrounding its facilities, as well as various locations across the United States.  And that number is ever-increasing.

The project is a fun and rewarding one, with GM environmental engineers oftentimes working alongside students and community groups to convert them. The team enjoys spreading the word about recycling and helping instill a deeper understanding and appreciation for nature.

Birgit Keil, a green and cause-minded cartoonist and blogger, recently came to us to learn more about the bat house project. After talking with GM Manager of Waste Reduction Efforts, John Bradburn, she drew the cartoon above. Visit her blog at http://justbeacartoon.com/ for more information about GM’s effort and why swapping out insect killer for a bat house might be a smart, nature-friendly choice.

Keywords: Environment | Cartoon | Chevrolet | GM | General Motors | Volt | Waste Reduction

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