For over 30 years, General Motors Bowling Green Corvette Assembly has been committed to actions that restore and preserve the environment while building America’s favorite sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette. Significant efforts and improvements to the facility have been made to ensure that GM is functioning in a way that is conscious of its environment. During the heaviest period of renovation in 2013, the plant recycled over 1,000 tons, or 2.3 million pounds, of scrap metal. It has become a corporate goal to ensure that this kind of environmentally-friendly attitude is extended to the community. In just one year, the plant participated in or conducted more than 20 events aimed at increasing community awareness about protecting and preserving the environment.
The Corvette Assembly team also created a 75-acre Wildlife Habitat that earned a “Wildlife at Work” certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. This exhibit of resource preservation has allowed the plant to host various activities to educate the community and its citizens on the importance of taking environmental action. In addition, through its GM GREEN program, the plant partners with Western Kentucky University and local elementary schools to learn about watersheds, reducing water pollution and testing water quality. Through both large and small-scale projects, Bowling Green Assembly is making a difference right here in the community.