Executive director of sustainability relies on diverse background to drive continued progress
With nearly two decades at General Motors, much of it as the company’s corporate spokesperson, Greg Martin has worked with many different people across business functions to explain the company’s actions and priorities.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation today donated a total of $20,000 to four nonprofit organizations in the Grand Rapids community through the Plant City Grants program; Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, and West Michigan Veterans Assistance Program.
Urban agriculture is growing fast across the U.S. A new collaboration is adding an exciting element of recycling to the concept. It’s happening in Detroit, where General Motors’ local Hamtramck Assembly plant is working with the city’s nonprofit Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to help build an occupied shipping container homestead.
The 40-feet long, eight-feet wide and 10-feet tall container home will be constructed of 85 percent scrap materials donated by General Motors. Employees will donate their time and skills to help build it.