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Fort Wayne GM Assembly Plant Earns Indiana Green Award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne GM Assembly Plant is getting recognized for its use of landfill gas to generate energy. 

They're just one of three facilities in Indiana that have earned the 2015 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. GM spokesperson Stephanie Jentgen tells WOWO news that the Fort Wayne plant is changing some long-time stereotypes about factories. “We really try to take that image of a large factory being dirty and turn that on its head and say 'hey, look what we're doing…we're leading the automotive industry in environmental efforts.'”

Landfill gas is funneled in from a nearby landfill and is used for 43 percent of the plant's energy consumption. It also reuses all of the waste it generates. 

They also have a wildlife habitat on their property and work with local wildlife enthusiasts and organizations to maintain it.

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