The Nature Conservancy in Alabama Receives a New Ridgeline Through Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s Charitable Giving Program
Both organizations share a commitment to environmental stewardship.
Birmingham, AL | June 05, 2012
The Nature Conservancy in Alabama received a 2011 Ridgeline 4 Door Pickup through Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s Charitable Giving Program this spring. This gift will go a long way in helping the Conservancy continue making a positive impact on the environment throughout the state.
“We are pleased to donate a vehicle to The Nature Conservancy to help the organization continue its mission of environmental stewardship. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is lived daily in our operations with our principle to reduce, reuse, and recycle initiatives that established us a Zero Landfill plant. The Nature Conservancy is a natural partner for Honda to help promoting the importance of the environment,” said Stephanie Hill Alexander, Community Relations.
Chris Oberholster, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Alabama, is excited about the gift because he knows the amount of work that will be accomplished with the help of the new vehicle. “We constantly need to move large equipment in order to maintain our preserves. We also haul a lot of canoes so the ability to pull a trailer is essential to what we do.” He added, “It was time to purchase a new vehicle for the chapter so this allows us to put that money directly toward conservation needs.”
Sean W. Jones, Senior Technical Specialist, Frame Division of Honda oversaw the production of the Ridgeline. He made a special trip to Birmingham with Stephanie Alexander to present the vehicle to the staff.
“With Honda’s environmental policy of Zero Landfill and the Alabama Chapter of The Nature Conservancy's commitment to conserve Alabama lands and waters, we share the common goal of preserving the environment. As one of the 4,000 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, I am very proud to hand over the keys of the 2011 Alabama-built Ridgeline to The Nature Conservancy, “says Sean W. Jones.
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