Nebraska City, Neb. (April 14, 2015) – Mary Kay Inc. is the recipient of a 2015 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.
Mary Kay is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation during the annual Arbor Day Awards. This year's ceremony will be held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 25.
Mary Kay will receive the Promise to the Earth Award.
Mary Kay's generous financial support has supported the planting of nearly one million trees that have restored important forest watersheds and vital wildlife habitat across the nation. Mary Kay has been a critical steward to five National Forests –Bitterroot National Forest in Montana and Idaho, the Huron-Manistee National Forests in Michigan, Pike National Forest in Colorado, and, in California, Plumas National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest – and the initial long-term and significant commitment to the Lost Pines Forest Recovery Campaign on Bastrop State Park.
Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards.
Award winners from previous years include the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, the United States Forest Service, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
About Mary Kay
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About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.