DPS Serves as Presenting Sponsor for SCA Earth Day Event in 12 Communities Nationwide
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, are continuing their relationship to protect America’s natural resources and build a new generation of conservation leaders. The company is kicking off the second year of its involvement with SCA by participating as a Presenting Sponsor for the group’s 2012 Earth Day program to be held in communities nationwide.
Leadership from SCA and DPS say continuing their partnership was an easy decision given their common goals and first-year accomplishments. In 2011, DPS’s support enabled SCA members in all 50 states to conduct projects in water conservation, native planting, waste reduction and recycling, and engage and educate more than 1.5 million Americans in sustainable behaviors. SCA indicates that through DPS’s extended commitment, more than 4,000 young adults will protect America’s public lands while gaining meaningful work experience.
“Dr Pepper Snapple Group understands the need to connect youth with nature, and to support young adults seeking the green job skills and experience they need to launch a career in today’s competitive marketplace,” says Dale Penny, President of Student Conservation Association. “On top of that, DPS’s corporate commitment to sustainability, particularly in the areas of water conservation and watershed protection, makes them an ideal partner.”
Entering a new chapter of the partnership, DPS is serving as Presenting Sponsor for SCA’s 2012 Earth Day festivities. From April 14 through April 22, community members in nine cities from Seattle to Washington, DC, are getting back to nature, doing everything from planting trees to cleaning up parks. DPS employees themselves are putting on their gloves and working alongside SCA and student volunteers at local events to help conserve the great outdoors.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Student Conservation Association and show our support by participating in these grassroots Earth Day projects,” says Tina Barry, EVP of Corporate Affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. “SCA’s hands-on approach to conservation strengthens our youth, our communities and our environment. The organization’s mission effectively aligns with our philanthropic priority of supporting environmental sustainability initiatives, and we look forward to working together to make more of an impact in the future.”
DPS supports SCA’s efforts to conserve natural resources as a part of the company’s ACTION Nation corporate philanthropy program. For more information on DPS’s philanthropic efforts and sustainability goals, read “Putting Sustainability in ACTION,” the company’s 2011 update to its corporate social responsibility report, available at http://dpsg.com/sustainability.
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is the leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 11 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes Sunkist soda, 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Crush, Mott’s, Squirt, Hawaiian Punch, Peñafiel, Clamato, Schweppes, Rose’s and Mr & Mrs T mixers. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit www.drpeppersnapple.com.
About the Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association SCA is the only national organization that develops tomorrow’s conservation leaders by providing high school and college students with service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Since 1957, SCA’s hands-on practice of conservation service has helped to develop a new generation of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship, and save the planet. SCA is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Boise, ID, Charlestown, NH, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Seattle, WA. For further information, visit www.thesca.org.