Ingersoll Rand Makes Substantial Donation to Arbor Day Foundation and GlobalGiving
DAVIDSON, N.C., May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, donated $15,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation and $15,000 to GlobalGiving in honor of Earth Day.
“Ingersoll Rand is dedicated to instilling a sustainable, responsible culture that supports programs combating climate change around the world,” said Gretchen Digby, director of global sustainability programs at Ingersoll Rand. “Trees and plants have many benefits to the environment and are vital to reducing damaging effects of climate change. We are thrilled to help organizations reach their goals and improve the quality of life in communities worldwide.”
The Arbor Day Foundation will plant 15,000 trees in an area of critical need along the Mississippi River. The trees will help provide a buffer for the increasing agricultural fertilizer and pesticide runoff which is damaging our waterways and creating a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as capture roughly 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide over the next 15 years.
“We are excited about this new partnership with Ingersoll Rand and are honored to be working with an organization that is known for its commitment to fight climate change,” said Jared Carlson, director of innovation and business development at the Arbor Day Foundation. “Their focus on internal greenhouse gas reduction goals, as well as creating products that will lower the carbon footprint of consumers is inspiring.”
Ingersoll Rand also made a $15,000 donation, spread across three nonprofits outside of the United States, through the nonprofit GlobalGiving, a global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects. These donations contributed to tree-planting projects taking place in India, Mexico and Indonesia.
In Mexico, the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve aims to restore and conserve the forest’s ecosystem and improve the quality of life for its human population. Indonesia is working to restore a vital orangutan habitat that has been destroyed by illegal oil palm plantations within the Gunung Leuser National Park. In India, the Community Health, Housing and Social Education organization will be one step closer to its goal of planting 100,000 plants.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
About the Arbor Day Foundation:
Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked with more than 1 million members and supporters to plant and distribute more than 250 million trees around the world to improve water and air quality, slow climate change and reduce poverty. The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support our programs to make our world greener and healthier.
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors and companies in nearly every country around the world. They make it possible for nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – and hundreds of places in between – to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.