$2.7 Million Awarded to Advance Environmental Sustainability and Conservation Activities
Together Honda and The Honda USA Foundation awarded more than $2.7 million in funding to environmental education and conservation initiatives across the U.S.. $625,000 went towards supporting The Nature Conservancy (TNC) programs across 10 states and $2 million in financial grants went to 67 organizations undertaking environmental and conservation initiatives across multiple states.
The $625,000 used for TNC programs include the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. This money will help provide critical support to programs that address various issues in regards to environmental sustainability and conservation activities. The programs that are being funded include” longleaf pine restoration in East Texas, the acquisition, protection and restoration of drained peatlands in North Carolina, urban tree canopy conservation in minority and low-income neighborhoods in Oregon, the installation of solar power at remote preserves and TNC facilities in Alabama, California, Georgia, and Indiana, and volunteer and youth engagement.
The $2 million in financial grants to 67 organizations were part of Honda’s overall annual funding cycle. The grants support a variety of initiatives that reach across several states as well as local programs near major Honda operations.
“Honda has set a global goal to achieve carbon neutrality for all of our products and corporate activities by 2050, and we are pleased to support the efforts of environmental organizations doing their own good work to help ensure a sustainable future.”
“Our commitment to the environment is one of the core pillars of Honda’s giving that positively impacts our communities, our nation and our planet.”
(Yvette Hunsicker, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion & Diversity at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)
“We are grateful for the investments Honda is making to advance sustainability and conservation in 10 key states.”
“These gifts allow us to focus on outcomes such as renewable energy, natural climate solutions, enhanced community engagement and access, and the right strategies and tools to forge a resilient and healthy future for people and nature alike, across the country.”
(Dan Salzer, director of Sustainability for The Nature Conservancy)