GM GREEN Expands in North America
General Motors today announced that the GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) has been introduced to seven new communities across four Canadian providences this year. GM GREEN works to mentor around 10,000 students annually through classroom visits, water monitoring events, and even actual watershed improvement projects, led by the students. The goal is to help students understand their impacts on watersheds in their communities.
GM GREEN is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and now comprises 53 GM facilities. These include every single one of GM’s manufacturing plants both here in the States and up north in Canada. General Motors estimates that in its 25 years, the education network has impacted roughly 150,000 students through hands-on learning.
It’s not all just the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network, however. The process of impacting those 150,000 students has involved collaboration with local schools, conservation groups, and a nonprofit called Earth Force. Lisa Bardwell, the president and CEO of Earth Force, is a huge fan of the program: “This program is a model for how the public and private sectors can come together to make a meaningful, lasting impact on the environment and in our communities. Through GM GREEN, we are investing in two of our most precious resources – our children and watersheds.”
The seven new facilities to which GM GREEN is expanding include the following:
- CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ontario
- Edmonton Parts Distribution Centre in Edmonton, Alberta
- GM Cold Weather Development Centre in Kapuskasing, Ontario
- Langley (Vancouver) Parts Distribution Centre in Langley, British Columbia
- Pointe Claire (Montreal) Parts Distribution Centre in Pointe-Claire, Quebec
- Catharines Powertrain in St. Catharines, Ontario
- Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre in Woodstock, Ontario