Engineers at General Motors Wentzville plant recently took their talents away from the plant to partner with over 90 students from Wentzville Middle School.
The kids met at the new Heartland Park to participate in a youth summit that showcased their efforts throughout the year to address the growing concern of water quality and the impact of industry on the environment as a whole.
Meanwhile, those from GM helped the kids conduct water quality monitoring, testing creeks and cataloging the issues they found and the improvements that could be made.
“I learned that if there is not good water, then there would be less wildlife,” said Wentzville Middle School student Faith Potter. “When my group cleaned the Holt campus, we found a lot of trash in the sewers – so litter is a big part of our water quality.”
It was all part of the GM GREEN program; a unique partnership that sees the middle school, Earth Force, General Motors and the city of Wentzville band together to provide materials, mentoring and more for the student participants.
The GM Wentzville manufacturing plant is buzzing with the sounds of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon rolling down the assembly line. Two trucks that GM apparently can’t build enough of.