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For Immediate Release
Dave Winter, Outreach Manager
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
303-442-8222 x106 or dave@LNT.org
Vote to Protect the Outdoor Places You Love
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics was recently named a finalist in the Subaru â€œShare the Loveâ€ event and will be competing against five other charities for a share of $5 million in Subaru funds.
August 8, 2012 (Boulder, CO): The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics was recently chosen to participate in a voting program for the chance to be a part of the 2012 Subaru â€œShare the Loveâ€ event. As part of the event, the Leave No Trace Center would be one of five charities to receive a donation of up to $5 million total from Subaru. Between August 6 and August 26, the Leave No Trace Center, along with five other charities, will compete for one of two remaining spots in this year’s event. The two charities with the highest number of votes on the program’s Facebook page, http://sharethelove.subaru.com/facebook, will ensure their participation in the 2012 Subaru â€œShare the Loveâ€ event.
As per the event, for every new vehicle purchased or leased from November 21 through January 2, Subaru will donate $250, up to a total of $5 million, to the owner’s choice of charities participating in the program. â€œIf we are successful in the Subaru â€œShare the Loveâ€ event, we will be able to reach out to a greater number of outdoor enthusiasts with the Leave No Trace message through our Hot Spots and Backyard Sessions initiatives, and award-winning youth programs,â€ says Dana Watts, Executive Director at The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
As early pioneers of the environmental stewardship movement, the Leave No Trace Center continues to lead the way in efforts to promote responsible outdoor recreation among the public. A record number of people are devoting more time to outdoor activities, as evidenced by the increase in state and national park visits over the past few years. The Leave No Trace Center seeks to encourage recreationalists to become responsible outdoor advocates, mitigating human impacts on the environment. Working with volunteers, nonprofit organizations, social groups and governmental agencies, the Leave No Trace Center employs community outreach, education, training, signage, educational material and local collaboration to achieve its mission.
For more information on the Subaru â€œShare the Loveâ€ event, and to vote for the Leave No Trace Center, visit http://sharethelove.subaru.com/facebook.
About the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
The award-winning Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. As the leader in sustainable recreation practices, the Leave No Trace Center trains a nation of outdoor advocates to put Leave No Trace principles into action. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Leave No Trace Center seeks to ensure the long-term health of our natural world. www.LNT.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers 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. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.