General Motors completed 263 outreach events globally in recognition of Earth Day, World Environment Day and Arbor Day, in addition to a number of watershed restoration and other environmental outreach projects. These events resulted in 23,629 trees planted globally, 1,700 seedlings donated and 75,378 kilograms of waste recycled. Among the highlights were two large electronic donation events in Bedford, Indiana, and in Tonawanda, New York. The electronic donations included CRT and flat panel televisions, VHS players, DVD players, speakers, computers, laptops, computer peripherals items such as printers and scanners, electronic games, cell phones and more. The Tonawanda donations amounted to 140,000 pounds of electronics that filled seven trailers and that generated approximately $1,000 on behalf of the Tonawanda Youth Board and Football.
Meanwhile in China, 2019 marked the fifth year of SAIC-GM’s Drive to Green Environmental Protection Public Welfare Platform. The platform organizes practical activities, such as tree plantings and beach cleanups, to realize its goal of “everyone participates, everyone promotes and everyone benefits.” Since 2015, the platform has launched 650 environmental protection programs with the involvement of over 10,000 volunteers.