Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) will celebrate its focus on the environment with attendees of Earth Day Indiana on April 24 in downtown Indianapolis.
As part of its Earth Day Indiana sponsorship, IAP will display the environmentally responsible, natural gas-powered Honda Civic GX, which along with the Civic 4-door sedan is produced1 at the plant in Greensburg.
The Civic GX has received top environmental awards including the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy’s “America’s Greenest Car” award for five consecutive years.
Honda to Display Its Environmental Focus During Earth Day Indiana on April 24
“Honda has a long history of environmental leadership, and we are excited about sharing our focus on the environment with thousands of other Hoosiers at Earth Day Indiana,” IAP Vice President Rick Schostek said. “This is our first year to participate, and we are proud to join other Indiana companies and organizations in continuing this great annual tradition.”
Honda built the Greensburg plant with the environment in mind. IAP’s campus features 9 lakes, which range in purpose from providing a natural wetlands habitat for wildlife, to assisting with storm water runoff during heavy rains.IAP is also a zero waste-to-landfill facility, meaning no waste from the plant goes into a landfill – it is either recycled or reused.
In addition, trees and earthen embankments provide a natural buffer between the plant and its neighbors in the Greensburg area.
IAP currently operates one shift with approximately 1,000 associates at the Greensburg plant. It is Honda’s seventh auto assembly plant in North America and one of 14 major Honda manufacturing facilities in North America, with two more currently under construction in North Carolina.