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    GM Turns Corporate Lands into Refuge for Wildlife

    3BL Media

    by 3BL Media

    DETROIT, April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is transforming corporate lands at its global facilities into tailored areas for wildlife habitats.

    Together with the Wildlife Habitat Council, dozens of companies, including GM, are foregoing cement buildings for a different sort of structure: the kind that house animals.

    “We strive to increase biodiversity around the world at our facilities, and we have 25 habitats certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council,” said Sue Kelsey, GM biodiversity program manager. “Within these sites, 16 percent of the land mass is actively managed as wildlife habitat.”

    Turning unused land into a home for wildlife fits GM’s overall goal of getting the most out of its products, recycling or reusing more than 90 percent of the waste generated.

    Some of these projects find homes at wildlife habitats, including scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers that are turned into wood duck nests. At last count, GM has installed more than 400 of thes