From the Wires
Seventh Generation Announces Canadian Winners of $50,000 Charitable Donation
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 10, 2012 11:27 PM
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- Following an exciting month of online voting, Seventh Generation proudly announces the winners of the Show You Care Today Canada campaign. Throughout the month of November Canadians were encouraged to vote via Facebook to help direct a $50,000 cash donation to three of the country's leading social and environmental foundations.
Following final votes on November 26, The David Suzuki Foundation emerged in first place. As the winner of the Show You Care Today campaign, a $25,000 donation will be made from Seventh Generation to continue efforts in finding solutions to help build a sustainable low-carbon future, protect habitats, and address toxic chemicals in our environment.
Placing second, WWF-Canada will receive a $15,000 donation. WWF- Canada's donation will support on-going initiatives that build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Finally, the YWCA Canada will receive a $10,000 donation to support their work building a voice for women and children and promoting an equitable society.
According to Ashley Orgain, Executive Director of the Seventh Generation Foundation, "We've been thrilled with the online response to this program. As always our mission is to inspire a more conscious and sustainable world by being an authentic force for positive change. We believe that supporting organizations like WWF-Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the YWCA through our Charitable Giving Program is an impactful way to achieve this."
ABOUT SEVENTH GENERATION
Established in 1988, the Burlington, Vermont based company remains an independent, privately held company distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.
We believe our products are healthier solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home-and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference-from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal. We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. We believe our products set a course for a more mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet. Seventh Generation's business practices focus on offering people varied avenues to express their idealism, passion, and commitment to causes larger than themselves. For more information about Seventh Generation please visit our website at www.seventhgeneration.ca.
ABOUT THE DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION
The David Suzuki Foundation motivates Canadians to take action on the environmental challenges we collectively face through a combination of sound science and active public outreach. The Foundation is finding solutions to help build a sustainable low-carbon future, protect habitats, and address toxic chemicals in our environment. To learn more visit www.davidsuzuki.org.
ABOUT THE YWCA
YWCA Canada works to build a strong voice for women, foster a healthy start for children and promote an equitable society. With a network of 34 YWCAs in communities across Canada, the YWCA provides 1.5 million hours of early learning and care each year to Canadian children and operates 30 shelters and over 1,000 beds for women and children leaving domestic abuse. To learn more visit www.ywcacanada.ca.
WWF-Canada aims to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It is calling on all Canadians to protect the Great Bear region from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The region is a true ecological treasure: One of the world's largest remaining intact coastal temperate rain forest ecosystems. To learn more visit http://www.wwf.ca/conservation/oceans/greatbearsea.
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