The Empowerment Plan

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.  

Video: General Motors Turns Recycled Water Bottles into Car Parts, Air Filters and Coat Insulation

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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

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.

Mirage in the Middle of the City: Hear Out the Business Case for Supporting Social Causes

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It was a cool, crisp sunny morning as I drove into downtown Detroit. The Renaissance Center, an iconic building on Detroit’s skyline that’s large enough to have its own zip code, rose quickly in my view and beckoned me to start the day. My mind was in full business mode at that point.

Like every workday, I had my must-do list memorized and was ready to make a difference. It’s as if driving on the Lodge Freeway under Cobo Hall helps me focus – a sort of tunnel vision, if you will. However, out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of Ron.

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