The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it will award more than $2.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations focused on environmental sustainability initiatives. This includes a significant grant to twenty-five year partner, The Nature Conservancy, a global organization that works to preserve ecologically important land and water resources through conservation. Other grants will support programs that advance environmental research and education, carbon reduction and energy conservation – all vital to economic growth and community stability.

The Nature Conservancy grant includes a partnership extension for UPS’s Global Forestry Initiative, a program designed to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and rural areas and forests worldwide. The grant will enable The Nature Conservancy to continue reforestation efforts for at-risk or eroded ecosystems throughout the U.S., Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Tanzania.

“Our multi-faceted strategy is to support organizations that advance environmental sustainability in different but important ways which collectively help create thriving communities for future generations,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “From planting trees to helping further the discussion on climate change in our industry, The UPS Foundation is committed to working with our preeminent partner organizations to create a more sustainable planet for everyone.”

Working with its partners, The UPS Foundation has planted more than 1.8 million trees in 2016 and more than 7 million trees since 2012. The UPS Foundation has a goal to fund the planting of 15 million trees by the end of 2020.
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