Environment at Work

GM Canada has dedicated more than 200 acres of land to create wildlife habitat areas at our facilities across the country.  Over 10,000 trees and numerous pollinator gardens have been planted with the help of GM volunteers, local community partners and schools.  Projects such as installing bird nesting boxes and bat boxes and removing invasive species have helped to promote biodiversity for wildlife living in the communities that we work and live. 

In Oshawa, our Milkweed for Monarchs program has helped to provide the Monarch caterpillars with both food and a vital toxin that protects the adult Monarch Butterfly from predators.  As there is reduced habitat for monarch butterflies, this program, along with GM Canada’s planting of pollinator gardens, helps to increase habitat for monarch butterflies.  In Ingersoll, we have launched a pilot project for treatment of invasive Phragmites.  Our facility in St. Catharines has teamed up with Niagara College to support the “Ecosystem Restoration” Post-Graduate program for many years.  At the Cold Weather Development Centre in Kapuskasing, we have implemented a wildlife monitoring initiative to protect the northern region habitat.  And our Parts Distribution Centres across the country, from Montreal to Vancouver, have implemented wildlife habitat restoration initiatives.  In addition, GM Canada has collaborated with EarthForce, local partners and local schools to facilitate GM GREEN events to inspire students in STEM education and environmental literacy. 

As part of GM’s Sustainability Programs, we are creating an appreciation for nature and coexistence between business and wildlife habitat.


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