December 2010
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SCA Tissue Awards $25,000 in Environmental Education Grants

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The North American tissue division of SCA, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, is awarding environmental education grants totaling nearly $25,000 to schools and non-profit organizations in communities where its employees work and live. The fourth annual awarding of the environmental grants was part of SCA’s commemoration of America Recycles Day last month. Since the inception of the education grant program in 2007, SCA has provided nearly $120,000 in environmental education funding to schools in Arizona, Alabama, New York, and Wisconsin.

This year’s grant recipients include a total of 14 elementary, middle, and high schools located in Alabama, Wisconsin, Arizona, and upstate New York. Individual grants range from $576 to $2,500, with winning applicants each getting the full amount requested for their projects. Those projects involved recycling programs and equipment, water conservation, lake research, soil study, community recycling events, gardens, solar power experiments, an environmental field trip, and an outdoor classroom.

As part of America Recycles Day, SCA also offered free paper and electronics recycling to its employees at all of its plants.

"Our commitment to sustainability—a core principle in the way we conduct our business—extends to the communities where our employees live and work," said Don Lewis, president of SCA’s North American tissue division. "We view these grants as a natural extension of our commitment to producing environmentally friendly Tork products and driving sustainable business practices."



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