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2013-04-24 10:03

GOING GREEN: WHC president Margaret O'Gorman and GM's James Bell say the automaker has 25 certified wildlife habitats at facilities across the US and more in other countries. Image: The News Market

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2013 GM wildlife habitats

2013-04-24 09:19

General Motors in America has been working together with the Wildlife Habitat Council to turn their business grounds into wildlife habitats around the world.

DETROIT, Michigan - General Motors, along with other automakers, is trying to further reduce its carbon footprint by transforming its factory sites into wildlife habitats.

There's still be huge buildings and car parks but the spare land will be home to animals and birds.

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Automakers such as BMW, VW and Mercedes-Benz have several methods in place to reduce their carbon footprint by improving technologyto deliver fewer emissions from their products. Some even have recycling projects.

According to the News Mmarket, in a recent bid to be more eco-friendly, General Motors has been working with the Wildlife Habitat Council to do their bit.

The WHC was formed in 1988 and was the first organisation to bring business and conservation together to create sites certified as wildlife habitats.

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So far, General Motors has 25 such sites and plans to create 60 more by 2020. It currently manages more than 1052ha of wildlife habitat around the world.

WHC president Margaret O'Gorman tries to help companies get their sites certified and involves nearby schools and community groups.

GM has 105 landfill-free facilities which have wood duck and bat nesting boxes made of scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers.

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