NOW IN ITS 11TH YEAR, AUTOMAKER’S ANNUAL PHILANTHROPIC EVENT PROVIDES FUNDING FOR CRITICAL SUPPORT ACROSS THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM INCLUDING YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
WASHINGTON—The National Park Foundation announced Tuesday April 9, that Subaru raised $2.1 million for national parks through its 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event. This donation enables the National Park Foundation to support waste reduction efforts and enhance public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.
Building upon the automaker’s long-standing relationship with the National Park Foundation and National Parks Conservation Association, this donation supports recycling operations, composting, public education and outreach at Denali National Park and Preserve, Grand Teton National Park, and Yosemite National Park. In 2015, Subaru conducted a waste characterization study of these three iconic parks and began sharing its zero-landfill practices as part of the Don’t Feed the Landfills initiative. These funds will further the comprehensive analysis of waste reduction efforts currently taking place across the National Park System and will help additional parks develop improved waste reduction plans using lessons learned from the automaker’s zero-landfill expertise.
In addition, the donation helps raise awareness around the National Park System through Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque, a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. As a National Park Foundation #FindYourPark premier partner, Subaru invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
As part of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event, Subaru donated $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charitable partners for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased. For the sixth consecutive year, the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service partnered with the Subaru Share the Love Event as a national charity recipient.
Over the last 11 years, the Subaru Share the Love Event has donated more than $145.7million to local and national charities. To learn more about Subaru and the annual Share the Love Event, please visit www.subaru.com/share-the-love.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.
ABOUT SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.