Cadillac rolls out $60,000 Lyriq EV as it phases out gas engines

Good News Notes: “The all-electric Lyriq crossover will mark the beginning of the end for traditional internal combustion engines at Cadillac when the new EV arrives in dealer showrooms in the first half of next year. The Lyriq, Cadillac’s first EV, is the start of a new lineup of electric cars and SUVs for the…

Michigan nonprofit to house hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children

Good News Notes: “An Albion nonprofit that specializes in residential programs and child behavioral health programs will house up to 240 unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border. Starr Commonwealth said it is opening its campus in Albion after an urgent request from the U.S. federal government. The plan, according to Starr Commonwealth, is to…

Ypsilanti microbrewery makes collaborative beer with Ann Arbor nonprofit

Good News Notes: “What do an Ann Arbor nonprofit and a Ypsilanti microbrewery have in common? Beer, of course! 734 Brewing Company has announced the release of Labor of Love, a session India pale ale created in collaboration with SCRAP Creative Reuse. The beer was made as part of the brewery’s Community Collaboration program which highlights community…

General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035

Good News Notes: “General Motors  wants to end production of all diesel- and gasoline-powered cars, trucks and SUVs by 2035 and shift its entire new fleet to electric vehicles as part of a broader plan to become carbon neutral by 2040, the company said Thursday. The company plans to use 100% renewable energy to power…

Grand Rapids men’s housing charity gets creative with rooftop fundraiser

Good News Notes: “Exodus Place, a local men’s housing charity, took its fundraiser to the next level with a rooftop sit-in. As the weather gets colder and public amenities limit capacity or shut down due to COVID-19, it is a trying time for those experiencing homelessness in Grand Rapids. In solidarity, Exodus Place is holding…

Amcor Designs Lightest 900-ml PET Bottle for Brazil

Good News Notes: “Lightweighting of packaging continues apace, as companies seek higher efficiencies in plastics processing and greater sustainability. Amcor in Ann Arbor, MI, a global developer and producer of packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and other products, has developed the lightest 900-ml PET bottle for a customer in Brazil. The custom-designed container for agribusiness…

Detroit nonprofit introduces underrepresented children to STEM careers

Good News Notes: “The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) has spent more that 40 years introducing children to STEM careers. While the fall session just wrapped up, it’s not too late to enroll you child in the virtual spring program. Nonprofit DAPCEP helps about 11,000 underrepresented students across southeast Michigan each year discover careers…

GM to hire 3,000 for tech jobs as part of EV push

Good News Notes: “General Motors Co. plans to hire 3,000 employees in engineering, design and IT to help push forward as a leading electric vehicle maker and to develop more in-car connected technologies, the automaker said Monday.  GM is battling its Silicon Valley competition for talent to be able to achieve its mantra of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero…