More than 650 Ford volunteers, part of the Ford Volunteer Corps, have dedicated themselves to creating a better world. According to a CT Ford Dealer, the volunteers are participating in Ford Accelerated Action Day, where volunteers build rain runoff and collection systems, improve shorelines, and plant trees and flowers in local communities.
In addition to participating in local environmental projects, the Ford Volunteer Corps have encouraged other employees to recycle unused electronic equipment. Ford’s “Reduce, reuse and recycle” program is just one of many programs at Ford that promote sustainability. Of course, theses volunteer efforts also fall in-line with Ford’s own products, which Ford Dealer NC indicated increasingly deliver class-leading fuel economy and lower emissions.
According to Car Dealerships In Iowa, Ford is also providing $50,000 in mini-grants to purchase the tools and materials needed to complete local environmental projects. Among the organizations receiving grants are:
- City Mission, Detroit – build a rain runoff and capture system to water community gardens
- Community Living Centers, Farmington – make a rain collection system & vegetable garden
- D-bar-A Scout Ranch, Metamora – construct a human foosball court for campers and families
- Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak – create a rain garden & alternative lawn demonstration area
- Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores – plant trees, clean up shoreline
- Environmental Interpretive Center, Dearborn – create mushroom garden and foot trail
“At Ford, we believe that building a strong business works hand-in-hand with creating a better world,” said Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. “Ford volunteers working together, side-by-side with people in the community is an extension of Ford’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility in everything we do.”