Today’s Niagara Students Become Tomorrow’s Environmentally Aware Citizens Through Watershed Education Program

Posted on 17. Apr, 2015 by in GM Canada

Today’s Niagara Students Become Tomorrow’s Environmentally Aware Citizens Through Watershed Education Program






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ST. CATHARINES, ON – This Friday Apr 17th, students from a District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) will get their feet soppy in environmental science, interjection to a partnership between General Motors, Niagara College and Earth Force.

The General Motors Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GM GREEN) module encourages a community-wide proceed to assistance girl improved know their impact on internal watersheds. The module builds students’ environmental believe to capacitate sensitive decision-making required for village resilience around sourroundings changes and challenges.

Employees from St. Catharines Powertrain, students and staff from Niagara College’s School of Environment and Horticultural Studies, and Earth Force will coach immature people as they control H2O peculiarity contrast in internal streams and channel their commentary into a tolerable movement devise addressing H2O peculiarity issues in a Niagara region.

“We are anxious to continue a partnership with General Motors, Earth Force and a District School Board of Niagara on this initiative,” pronounced Alan Unwin, Associate Dean of a School of Environment and Horticultural Studies, and co-chair of Niagara College’s Sustainability Committee. “This is a good event for a students to take a skills and believe they’ve gained in a classroom and request them right here in a community.”

In 2014, Niagara College began organizing a GM GREEN module in a Niagara region, facilitating a module with a DSBN Academy. The non-profit classification Earth Force provides training resources and coordination to a networks of partners in 40 communities opposite North America in that GM operates. 

“GM GREEN nurtures collaborative environmental stewardship and exemplifies a best in Science, Technology, Education, Math (STEM) preparation and a joining to offer and urge a Niagara Region,” pronounced Doug Yates, Environment and Energy Director of General Motors Canada Ltd. “Access to purify H2O is essential to all communities, and this module encourages students to be leaders in advancing H2O peculiarity and conservation.”

GM GREEN intent over 14,000 immature people via a U.S. and Canada final year, a 25th anniversary of a program. It is a longest-running charge preparation module by any automaker.

For some-more information about Earth Force and a GM GREEN program, revisit

To learn about GM’s environmental commitment, revisit its sustainability report and environmental blog.

To learn about sustainability during Niagara College, revisit

About GM in Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs some-more than 9,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing.  GMCL markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GMCL models can be found during, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.

Earth Force is a inhabitant 501(c)3 classification with domicile in Denver, Colorado. Its goal is to rivet immature people as active adults who urge a sourroundings and their communities now and in a future. Through Earth Force and a network of partners, immature people get hands-on, real-world opportunities to use county skills, acquire a low bargain of a environment, and rise a skills and proclivity to turn lifelong leaders in addressing village issues. Visit or follow @earthforce on Twitter to learn more.

Niagara College offers some-more than 100 diplomas, bachelor degrees and modernized turn programs during campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls; as good as some-more than 600 credit, vocational and ubiquitous seductiveness Continuing Education courses. Through a School of Environment and Horticulture Studies, Niagara College offers a diploma module in Environmental Technician (Field and Laboratory) and connoisseur programs in Ecosystem Restoration and Environmental Management and Assessment.  Learn some-more during


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