Almost $2 Million in Grants to Support Tree Planting and Forest Preservation
ATLANTA–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The UPS Foundation (NYSE:UPS) today announced a new environmental initiative with funding to help plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and rural areas in the United States and around the world.
“UPS long has sought to be part of the solution when it comes to the environment, and this combination of financial support and local UPS volunteers continues that commitment.”
Nearly $2 million in new environmental grants will be distributed by the Foundation. UPS is collaborating with some of the world’s leading environmental organizations to manage and preserve forests in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Brazil and China. The company will provide both financial and employee volunteer support.
New forestry-focused grants include:
- Earth Day Network will receive $235,000 to support a sustainable transportation/biodiesel environmental education project and four urban tree planting locations each in Europe’s Landers Forest and in the U.S.
- The Nature Conservancy will receive $500,000 for reforestation projects in Brazil and China, forest conservation in Canada and efforts to advance international climate standards.
- National Arbor Day Foundation will receive $150,000 to support for reforestation in Manitoba and the Boreal Forest of northern Alberta by planting 50,000 trees.
- The National Park Foundation will receive $200,000 to fund a tree planting initiative for the Flight 93 Memorial Project, a 2,200-acre national park in Pennsylvania built to commemorate those lost on September 11.