(3BL Media) September 4, 2012 - Working in partnership the the General Motors Foundation, two Lansing-area GM plants awarded a grant to the local American Cancer Society last week, according to a media release.
Funding levels increase by 50 percent over 2011, allowing nonprofits to reach more children, families and seniors in need
(3BL Media) Flint, MI – August 27, 2012 – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $115,000 to support programs at 16 Flint-area nonprofits and organizations that serve children, adults and seniors.
This is the third year in a row the GM Foundation has issued grants in the Flint area. It also is an increase from the $75,000 issued to 15 charities in 2011.
(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.
General Motors now counts non-manufacturing sites among the facilities that are landfill-free. 10 of them now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations. Converting non-manufacturing facilities meant rethinking packaging such as cardboard – a significant waste stream due to volume.
2011 Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2011 Chevrolet Volt the first ever five-star designation to an electric vehicle as part of its New Car Assessment Program. For the 2011 test, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and more rigorous requirements for its five-star safety ratings program, such as the introduction of a new side-pole test simulating 20-mph side impact crash into a 10-inch diameter pole.