GM recognized for environmental efforts in Oshawa
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Not often can General Motors be called a rookie, but in this case the title fits. The company has been honored for...
Not often can General Motors be called a rookie, but in this case the title fits. The company has been honored for its habitat protection efforts at the General Motors of Canada Ltd. headquarters in Oshawa, ON.
The U.S.-Wildlife Habitat Council presented GM of Canada with its Rookie of the Year award at a ceremony in November. The award recognizes GM’s 105-acre McLauglin Bay Wildlife Reserve as the best of the 130 wildlife habitat sites that WHC certified this year.
WHC’s certification program recognizes outstanding wildlife habitat management and environmental education efforts at corporate sites.
GM of CanadaL employees and local environmentalists worked together to plan a site that respected and preserved the natural surrounding and habitat, while providing educational opportunities to the public.
The reserve includes 38,000 reforested trees and shrubs and is home to 32 species of mammals, 303 species of birds, and eight species of reptiles and amphibians. In additional, it has over 4.5 miles of walking trails, including the acclaimed Dogwood Trail, specifically designed for sight-impaired visitors and equipped with Braille signs explaining the smells and sounds.
Bayer Corp. was also honored by WHC for its "Corporate Lands for Learning" initiative at the Pittsburgh, PA site.