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Trees Atlanta Receives $5,000 Grant From National Environmental Group and Toyota Motor Sales, USA
ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Toyota Motor Sales, USA and the National Environmental Education Foundation, also known as NEEF, announced a $5,000 grant award to Trees Atlanta.
Trees Atlanta protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving and educating. Today, with 30 years of experience and over 100,000 trees planted, Trees Atlanta has become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported nonprofit organizations.
“NEEF and Toyota Motor Sales, USA award grants across the country to local groups who are getting their communities involved with our public lands, which helps ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people,” said Carol Watson, Senior Vice President for Programs for NEEF. “When each of us plays a role in supporting our environment, all of our actions add up to big impact.”
In 2011, Toyota Motor Sales, USA and NEEF formed a partnership to launch the Public Lands Every Day Program to build capacity for local organizations that steward and support public lands throughout the nation. Through this program, NEEF and Toyota Motor Sales, USA are awarding $217,000 this year to 49 groups, including Trees Atlanta.
“Grant funds will be used to support a new strategic plan that will allow Trees Atlanta to be in a better position to serve the Atlanta community and develop as organization,” said Meghan Cook, a spokesperson for Trees Atlanta.
“We applaud the group’s work to maximize the environment as a resource for the community,” Ms. Watson added.
NEEF was chartered by Congress in 1990 to partner with the EPA to advance environmental literacy nationwide. NEEF’s vision is bold: By 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. To achieve its vision, NEEF offers scientific, unbiased, factual information through its own communications platforms, as well as a network of trusted professionals and affinity communities that, with their relationships and credibility, amplify environmental messages to national audiences. NEEF also implements environmental education investments in areas that best connect with everyday life: health, weather/climate and nature where we live, learn, work and play.