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GM Executive Uses Experiences and Career to Promote Sustainability

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For Mari Kay Scott, General Motors’ executive director of Global Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, advancing sustainability is not just a part of her job title. It’s a lifestyle.

Earth Week Guest Post: Homelessness is Not a Defining Characteristic

By Erika George
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Erika George, director of Development for The Empowerment Plan, explains why homelessness is not a defining characteristic and shares how we can improve the lives of homeless individuals through partnerships and opportunities.  

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2017

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See How Water Bottles Become Car Parts, Filters and Coat Insulation
Through its Do Your Part program, GM 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.
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Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

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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.

As Seen on The Guardian: Weave a Supply Web as a Bridge to the Circular Economy

Such a web, made up of companies and organizations of all sizes, helps to keep items in use – and to create projects that benefit communities and the environment
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A more sustainable future means advancing a circular economy – one that keeps material in use and creates jobs along the way. The way to get there lies in the collaboration of organizations of all sizes, in what we’re calling supply webs.

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Material becomes coats for the homeless, car parts and air filters
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DETROIT, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles.

How Refreshing: GM Suppliers Give New Life to Recycled Water Bottles

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More than half a million water bottles from five General Motors facilities are getting a second life as the company seeks out more sustainable ways to manufacture products and contribute to communities. What started as an idea about five years ago has evolved into a robust supply “web” that produces three fleece-like materials that benefit products, plants and people.

Here’s how this plastic is being reincarnated:

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

Material also is transformed into coat insulation for the homeless, air filters
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DETROIT, April 12, 2016  /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community.

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