“Greening” Up the Midwest with Cadillac
By: Stevie Hoey
August 28, 2012 1:13 pm CT
Not only does General Motors offer a lineup of fuel efficient vehicles including the electric Chevrolet Volt, but they are also making an eco-friendly imprint on a local Detroit community. A new environmental project recently transformed a once-abandoned parking lot into Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt, the largest community urban garden in southwest Detroit.
General Motors sent 250 shipping crates from a nearby manufacturing plant to serve as raised garden beds for the initiative. This project is now home to more than 1,400 vegetable and herb plants to provide community members nutritious and locally grown food.
“Instead of recycling this material, we found a direct reuse, which saves energy and resources,” said John Bradburn, GM’s manager of waste reduction efforts. “We seek opportunities for projects in our backyard to reduce environmental impact and strengthen communities.”
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