UPS announces global forestry initiative

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The UPS Foundation 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. Nearly $2 million in new environmental grants will be distributed by the UPS Foundation, which is collaborating with some of the world’s leading environmental organizations to manage and preserve forests in the United States, Belgium, Canada, Brazil and China.

The company will provide both financial and employee volunteer support. “Preserving the world’s forests is critical to reducing carbon, combating climate change and protecting the planet’s atmosphere,” says Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. “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.”