decorated E85 vehicle donated to the Nature Conservatory
Janesville, WI— The UAW Local 95 General
Motors Janesville Assembly plant unveiled a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe,
which has been transformed into a work of art by combining the designs
of talented Janesville School District elementary students, reflecting
artistic interpretations of nature conservation and renewable fuels
such as E85 ethanol. Students, teachers and parents gathered to
receive their first glimpse of the decorated vehicle, which is part
of a donation from General Motors that includes $15,000, to aid
the efforts of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.
Twenty-six students transformed this 2007 Chevrolet
Tahoe into a work of art. In cooperation with the Janesville School
District, approximately 1,500 students at 11 local schools participated
in a contest to have their artwork featured on the donated Chevrolet
Tahoe. The winning images were selected by the school district and
then superimposed across the entire body of the E85-capable, flexible-fuel
The School District enjoyed the opportunity to
increase students’ awareness of alternative fuels.
GM Janesville Assembly Plant Manager Gary Malkus
stated, "The UAW Local 95 Janesville Assembly workforce plays
an important role in addressing energy concerns and petroleum consumption,
and has built more than 500,000 E85-capable full-size SUVs. Now,
a uniquely decorated, E85-capable Tahoe will help The Nature Conservancy
in Wisconsin with their rugged conservation work."
The Nature Conservancy received the donated vehicle
from GM to help with efforts to preserve Chequamegon Bay, Mukwonago
River Watershed and the Door Peninsula. Mary Jean Huston, executive
director, The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin reported, "With
more than $24 million in cash and trucks donated by GM over the
past 12 years to support The Nature Conservancy's efforts around
the globe, we hope to continue our environmental conservation partnership
for years to come."