FLINT, Mich., November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated its commitment to Michigan’s communities today by providing $250,000 for a new effort to upgrade and sell over three dozen vacant homes to first-time homebuyers in Flint.
By Allison Torres Burtka and Wren Montgomery, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
Is water a human right or a commodity? It’s treated like both.
As water scarcity becomes more pressing, both public and private entities have had to examine their stances on how water resources should be controlled. These issues frequently arise in the developing world, where water resources and sanitation often are inadequate—but are now arising increasingly in U.S. cities, when drinking water gets contaminated or residents can’t pay their water bills.
By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:
Program expands to 150 students from 15 high schools who will learn, earn and lead this summer
DETROIT, July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Brittany Agee is well on her way toward achieving her dream of becoming a social worker. This summer, the former GM Student Corps high school intern — who’s now a junior at Alabama State University — is returning as a college intern and mentor to help other students see their potential.
“I learned so much being part of Student Corps, and now I want to help others see that education is the way up,” said Agee, a 2015 graduate of the Academy of Public Leadership at Detroit’s Cody Campus.
Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.
Launching Comprehensive School-Based Recycling Program with Support from The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé Waters North America, the PepsiCo Foundation and the Walmart Foundation
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé Waters North America, the PepsiCo Foundation and the Walmart Foundation today announced that they have partnered to fund an integrated recycling education and awareness initiative for the 10,000 school students affected by the Flint water crisis, led by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and its local Flint, Michigan, affiliate Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB).
Through its Do Your Part program, General Motors is turning recycled water bottles into car parts, air filters, and insulation for coats for the homeless. In this video, GM's global manager of waste reduction, John Bradburn, explains how the process works. For more information, visit DoYourPart.GM.green.
The Global Rivers Environmental Education Network is a partnership between General Motors, the nonprofit Earth Force, and local schools and conservation groups in GM communities designed to introduce youth to environmental science and careers in STEM. In 2016, GM employees from 51 facilities worked with over 15,000 students to retrieve, test and analyze water samples, and channel findings into a sustainable action plan addressing water quality in the community while helping youth better understand their impact on the environment.
Today is America Recycles Day – an opportunity to celebrate recycling in the United States. GM knows recycling is good business and enjoys turning waste streams into revenue streams daily. Its vision is a future where cars are built without waste.