GM Renaissance Center uses Composting to Help the Environment

Work with GM to go green with composting in the GM Renaissance Center!

Work with GM to go green with composting in the GM Renaissance Center!

General Motors not only makes the effort to go green when it comes to its vehicles—it has also brought the green philosophy home. The GM Global Headquarters, which already strives to send no waste to landfills, has recently announced that the building that houses many of the complex’s restaurants, the GM Renaissance Center, has taken the American carmaker’s green initiative one step further by composting any leftover food scraps in urban farms throughout Detroit.

This new movement towards composting came about through a partnership with a local startup, Detroit Dirt, which collects coffee grounds and fruit and vegetable pieces to mix with herbivore manure. It all began when Andiamo Riverfront, a 280-seat Italian restaurant within the Renaissance Center, began composting. Since April, this restaurant alone has already generated 12,000 pounds of food scraps. Along with Andiamo Riverfront, other restaurants that are now composting include Joe Muer Seafood, Presto Gourmet Deli, Coach Insignia, Coffee Beanery, and Potbelly Sandwich Works.

While we might not have the gardens to help you compost, we here at Hutch Chevrolet still have plenty of eco-friendly vehicle options to choose from. Make sure you stop in to our dealership today to go on a test drive!

Why Green Should Be Your Favorite Color

eco-friendly drivingThe color green represents a few of our favorite things: Eco-friendliness and money. And this is precisely why green should be your favorite color. If it’s not, we’ll forgive you, but we hope you share our love for the environment and for money (save enough and you can buy the car you’ve been eyeing here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC)!

Whether you love the color or not, here are some ways to get more green in your life by using less gas–save the environment and your wallet!

  • Watch your driving habits. Have you acquired one too many speeding tickets? Learn your lesson. Speeding is not only a sure-fire way to get pulled over, but it also decreases your fuel economy. Driving 45-65 miles per hour is staying within the optimal speed for maximizing the mileage you get out of your gas tank.
  • Drive less. Walk, bike, ride with someone else. If you can use your car a little less, your wallet is bound to feel a little heavier.
  • Give your car a little TLC. Change your oil, clean your air filters, fill up your tires when they’re low. Your car will be happy, and it will thank you with increased fuel economy and fewer trips to the gas station.

Being a green driver doesn’t have to mean purchasing the latest electric car or hybrid. You can do little things to help your current vehicle go green and stay green!