A unique partnership between Subaru of America Inc., NPCA, the National Park Service, park concessioners and surrounding communities is helping national parks reduce, reuse and recycle preventing tons of waste going to landfills.
3,334 volunteers gathered 14,126 pounds of trash. Meet some of the Subaru owners who helped give Yosemite a facelift.
Meet Owners Who Were There
San Bruno, California
Passionate. About. Life.
Loves: We strongly believe in preserving what’s left of our environment, restoring what’s been lost and conserving nature’s resources. After driving the Outback on an over 3,000-mile trip to Banff, Calgary, Edmonton and Jasper in Alberta, Canada, I volunteered for two national park cleanups, and I’m looking forward to going to more in the years to come!
Meet Ken Yager, Yosemite Climbing Association (YCA) founder, Yosemite Facelift® creator, family man, climber, climbing historian and resident of Yosemite for 42 years.
What inspired you to begin the Yosemite Facelift?
In 2004, while working as a climbing guide, I was getting more and more frustrated by the vast amounts of toilet paper, baby diapers and other small trash that I had to walk through to get to the rocks with my clients. Rather than continuously being angry, I decided to dedicate three days to cleaning it up. Perhaps the outcome would result in having close to a year of clean trails to walk on before I had to do the cleanup again.
Forbes.com recently spoke with Will Shafroth, President of the National Park Foundation since 2015. The National Park Foundation is the non-profit partner of the National Park Service, chartered by Congress in 1967 to raise private funds to help protect the parks, connect Americans with them and inspire future generations. The National Park Foundation is supported by individual donors and corporate partners like Subaru, LL Bean, American Express, Budweiser, Hanes Brands, Nature Valley and Union Pacific.
MDA students recently collected almost 300 pounds of polypropylene bottle caps and lids, marked with recycling code 5, for a recycling program sponsored by carmaker Subaru and by Terracycle, a recycling firm based in Trenton, N.J.
Posted in Sustainability, public landscapes on August 22, 2019
By Julia Lowndes
Environmentally friendly practices are gaining traction in the corporate world but being green is more than a trend for companies like Subaru. Since relocating their national headquarters from Cherry Hill to Camden, New Jersey, Subaru has joined forces with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to design a corporate campus that reflects their long-term commitment to a healthier Earth.