From our Local 88 Environment committee chair, Todd Sleeper. “We had a great turn out for the 20th Annual Thames River Clean Up in Ingersoll. Even with the cool weather we had over 70 volunteers help our Canadian Heritage River and our Environment. Many Thanks to Unifor Local 88 for hosting and sponsoring the Ingersoll event once again. Also Thanks to GM Cami Assembly and Veolia for your continuous support. There is some disturbing evidence of dumping going on in the Ingersoll area. It seems if you don’t have bag tags or the garbage truck refuses to take their bags then it’s plan B and that is throw all your trash off the bridge. The bridge at Line 25 is horrible. As it is in many areas outside town… Many municipalities are switching to the tote system. No more bag...
Happy Earth Day!! Earth Day raises awareness of climate change, of sustainable living and the fact that we have to become even more environmentally aware. Get outside and do something to help the environment today. Or better yet the Thames River Cleanup is being held at the Local 88 Union hall next Saturday…come on out and help 😊 ✌️ 🌳 🌸 🌎 Click here for more info
Unifor Local 88 member recognized by Upper Thames Conservation Authority for 20 years of Thames River cleanup Check out the video.
Did you know that the Joint Workplace Environment Committee maintains an award winning wetland area on CAMI property? This pic was taken last November (2018) and going forward the Local 88 Environment committee is going to use the website and social media to let everyone know just what they do and important issues facing all of us and our planet. If you are interested in joining the Environment committee, or any other of our standing committees, contact us HERE and we can steer you in the right direction.
The Local 88 Environment Committee in conjunction with other local regional environment councils have a campaign running to set up a ‘Return for Refund’ program like those found in other parts of Canada and the US. Please sign our petition and let’s all do our part to help the environment. Sign petition here. Thank you.
DETROIT — General Motors’ CAMI Assembly Plant in Canada has received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s highest recognition for overall excellence in corporate conservation, the Gold Program Award. General Motors continues to lead the industry with the most WHC Conservation Certification sites — 75 — and is at nearly 85 percent of its goal to achieve certification at all its manufacturing sites by 2020. “Our environmental team, along with our Unifor Local 88 partners, have been at the forefront of protecting and preserving the environment and community in which we live and work,” said Gary Duff, plant manager, General Motors CAMI Assembly. “Our local activities and efforts, no matter how big or small, help protect the planet and move General Motors closer to our vision of a world...
Posted for the Environment Committee We would like to let members know that the Environment Committee has set up a display and raffle for Waste Reduction Week at the north end of Assembly. We have an Equinox on display with all of the waste that is generated to produce one vehicle. There is a draw for 3 -$50 Canadian Tire cards and the ballots are there with 3 questions to answer. There is also one of the milk bag blankets that volunteers have made for Africa that our members can check out. Thanks Todd Sleeper Please see the poster for more info.