Monday, May 6, 2013

GM Continues to "Go Green"

Oklahoma has seen some strange weather in the last couple months; breaking records for having freezing temperatures at the latest point in the year. According to a study by Yale Project on Climate Change, “More than half of Americans now blame climate change for the extreme weather of recent years.” GM is making commitments to reduce climate change, and better the future of our planet. The company is not only talking about going green, they are taking action. GM became the first car company to sign the Climate Declaration. The declaration aims to create a co-ordinated effort to combat climate change. The Climate Declaration was organized by Ceres. Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership, and who's mission is to mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

The Declaration has been signed by over 40 companies, including GM. Ben & Jerry's, Intel, and Starbucks are among the other companies to have signed. GM has been urgering President Obama and his administration to adopt a national energy policy even before signing the declaration. “Every day our 200,000-plus GM employees around the world are working to improve the sustainability of our vehicles and the plants that build them. We believe our efforts are making a difference, and clear policies will help drive carbon emissions even lower,” said Michael J. Robinson, GM’s vice president of sustainability and global regulatory affairs. The auto maker also operates two of the world's largest solar power arrays. GM has also made strides to go green at threy world headquarter building, the Renaissance Center, in Detroit Michigan. The building provides access to cost-effective, environmentally sensitive supplies and services, and offers a recycling program for offices.

Do your part to help the environment. Here's a list of 10 things you can do to “go green” provided by the World Watch Institute.

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