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Trees Atlanta & TOTO USA Commence Urban Greenways Project
Gifting Atlanta’s Children with Safer, More Walkable Routes to School By Planting 250 Trees Along City Sidewalks
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, TOTO USA is launching an Urban Greenways project in collaboration with the City of Atlanta and Trees Atlanta to improve children’s wellbeing by planting 250 trees on streets that lead to schools. On Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m., the project kicks off with a ceremonial tree planting at Perkerson Elementary School, 2040 Brewer Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30315. The first 50 trees will be planted along Brewer Boulevard, which leads to the school.
Georgia State Representative Valencia Stovall, TOTO CEO Daijiro Nogata, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Denise Quarles and Trees Atlanta Co-Executive Directors Connie Veates and Greg Levine will plant the first tree along with children from Perkerson Elementary School. Interactive educational activities will also be conducted with 50 Perkerson fifth graders, teaching them the value of trees to the environment and making them Tree Advocates.
These trees will advance public health by providing cleaner air, which reduces respiratory illness; reducing the production of ozone by lowering air temperature through shading and evapotranspiration; reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by storing carbon as they grow and reducing the energy needed for urban heating and cooling; filtering storm water for cleaner creeks and rivers; and reducing noise along City streets.
About TOTO USA:
TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. Exemplified in the company’s philosophy – People-First Innovation — TOTO offers consumers elegant luxury products that save money and water without sacrificing an ounce of performance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that sets the standard for world-class performance, enduring quality, and reliability. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the Environmental Protection Agency. TOTO continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bath space, as it connects people with water in ways that enrich the flow of their daily lives.