Environmental Stewardship

UAW-Ford provides assembly line of food for holidays

One person's overtime funds another's turkey dinner under the UAW-Ford Boxes of Love Food Giveaway that will help feed 25,000 families over the holidays.

About $750,000 is being spent to help feed needy families in communities where Ford has facilities. The bulk of the food boxes — 17,000 — are being distributed in the metro Detroit area with a high concentration in Dearborn.

Ford Employees Donate Coats, Hats, Gloves to Help Families Stay Warm During Cold Weather Months

Ford Motor Company wrapped up its fourth annual Coat & Jacket Drive by delivering more than 1,000 new and gently used coats, along with hats, scarves and gloves, to the Salvation Army.

The coats and other items were donated by local Ford employees and brought to the Salvation Army in two new Ford Transit vans. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to needy families in the Detroit area.

Ford’s New Aluminum-Bodied F-150 Truck More Gas Efficient

 Ford Motor Co. said its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup mated with a new 2.7-liter, turbocharged V6 can achieve 22 mpg overall and 26 mpg on the highway, the best of any gasoline-fueled, full-size pickup available.

Ford revealed the EPA label ratings for the F-150 at an event in Dearborn, Mich. Friday. There are multiple variations of the truck, depending on engine, cab configuration and whether the truck is 2- or 4-wheel-drive. Each change creates a different fuel economy figure.

Chevrolet buys carbon credits to help N.D. ranchers

By partnering with a group of North Dakota livestock ranchers, Chevrolet and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are creating incentives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

In a program to be launched today in Washington, D.C., Chevrolet is buying credits from owners of about 11,000 acres of grasslands in North Dakota that will remain in production while eliminating about 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide emission through a variety of conservation practices.

Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, Ford Motor Company and Feeding America Team up to Tackle Hunger

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Ford Motor Company and Feeding America® are teaming up this fall to tackle an issue that affects one in six Americans: hunger.

Starting Nov. 14, supporters can make a $10 donation to Feeding America by texting MEAL to 50555*. The campaign will culminate at the Quick Lane Bowl, which takes place at 4:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 26, at Ford Field in Detroit. Ford’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is title sponsor for this inaugural college football game, which airs nationally on ESPN.

United Way, GM, Ford Motor give $200,000 to help Detroiters keep their water flowing

Two auto companies and the United Way announced $200,000 in donations Monday to help Detroit residents pay overdue water bills after criticism about the city's aggressive shut-off policy.

Water shut-offs related to unpaid bills have been suspended since July 21 but will resume after Aug. 25.

The new Detroit Water Fund will pay up to 25 percent of an overdue bill. To qualify, a customer must owe $300 or more, pay at least 10 percent up front and meet other conditions, based on income.

RenCen eateries feed kitchen scraps to GM compost crusade

Collect scraps of fruits, onions and carrots plus some eggshells and coffee grounds from the kitchens of Andiamo, Potbelly, Coffee Beanery and other eateries in the Renaissance Center, mix them up with poop from herbivores at the Detroit Zoo, and what do you get?

Rich plant food for urban farms and gardens all over the city. Yum, yum.