Department of Parks
Odwalla® Teams with Kentucky State Parks for Greener Future

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 03, 2011  
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson
502-564-4270 ext 168
gil.lawson@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky.Kentucky residents don’t need to get down and dirty this summer to help plant trees for their state park system. With the ease of a mouse click, visitors to www.odwalla.com/plantatree can designate a tree to be planted in Kentucky through the Odwalla  Plant a Tree program – a partnership to support the environment and help with important reforestation and planting initiatives. 

            From June 1 through August 31, 2011, each individual can plant a tree by simply visiting www.odwalla.com/plantatree and clicking on Kentucky. No contribution is required.

Odwalla is donating $100,000 worth of trees to be planted across the country through the program. Each state’s tree allotment is determined by where website visitors choose to plant trees. The trees will be used to support plantings at various Kentucky State Parks that experienced winter storm damage. The species of trees donated will vary by region and will be planted in fall 2011 and early 2012.

             “The Odwalla Plant a Tree program is very important to our efforts in Kentucky State Parks to replace trees lost during the winter storms,” said Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer.  “We hope all Kentucky residents go to the website to ensure our state parks receive the maximum number of trees.”

            For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov

            Since its inception in 2008, the Odwalla Plant a Tree program has donated $350,000 worth of trees nationwide.

The program is the latest 2011 initiative by Odwalla to support the environment. Odwalla recently transitioned all of its single-serve bottles to PlantBottle™ packaging, made from up to 100 percent plant-based materials, and also completed the installation of Bloom Energy fuel cell technology at its Dinuba, CA packaging facility, which reduces the plant’s carbon footprint by an estimated 35 percent.

 

About Odwalla

Odwalla, Inc. delivers nourishment coast to coast with the Odwalla family of juices, juice drinks, smoothies, protein drinks, and nourishing food bars. Odwalla has been making juices and innovating in the natural health beverage category for 30 years. Its nourishing beverages and food bars are available in natural food stores, select supermarkets and specialty outlets throughout the country.  To learn more about Odwalla products and Odwalla’s commitment to the environment, please visit www.Odwalla.com or call 1.800.ODWALLA. Also follow Odwalla on Facebook and Twitter (@Odwalla).

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov