Community Outreach

To; Inform, Consult, Involve or to Partner.

Car dealers who are communicating their dealership environmental position in there community have many organizations to pick from. This section includes a few of the organization (generally non-profits) who have a portion or all of their efforts directed toward improving the area our community resides in.

The organizations are listed in alphabetical order and have links to the organizations web sites.






Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Participants adopt both sides of a section of state highway roadside to clean up over a two-year period. A minimum two-mile stretch of roadway is recommended.Most states have this program as well as organizations that will help a dealership facilitate this activity

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American Canoe Association

A nationwide nonprofit organization, the ACA (American Canoe Association) works to promote kayak and canoe Education, Recreation, and is an advocate for environmental Stewardship. Founded in 1880, this marks the third century that the ACA has actively promoted paddlesports across the U.S., providing programs and services to its members and the American public. The ACA is uniquely qualified to help individuals and organizations understand how paddlesport can contribute to the quality of life through enabling safe and positive paddling experiences. It is the objective of the ACA to be the recognized, primary resource to individuals, organizations, agencies and regulators for information and guidance on all aspects of paddling. 

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American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, advocates for the protection and expansion of America’s forests. Since 1990, we have planted more than 40 million trees. We restore watersheds to help provide clean drinking water. We replant forests destroyed by human action and by natural disasters.

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The American River Parkway is the Sacramento Region’s greatest recreational asset. The Parkway includes the Lower American River, over thirty miles of meandering equestrian/hiking trails, and one of the country’s best Class I bike paths. The Parkway Foundation is honored to act as one of the stewards through our work to maintain and improve this 4,800-acre natural resource. Within our website, users can learn about Parkway Foundation programs and events, find ways to volunteer, and discover different parks and aspects of the Parkway, which receives over 8 million visits each year.

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Beaver Watershed Alliance

 The Beaver Watershed Alliance was formed in 2010 to establish programming to maintain high quality drinking water in Beaver Lake and improve water quality on the Beaver Lake Watershed. The Alliance represents a diverse stakeholder group from conservation, education, water utilities, technical and science, business, and local government groups working together for the cause of clean water.

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Colorado Fourteen Initiative

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative protects and preserves the natural integrity of Colorado’s 54 14,000–foot peaks—the Fourteeners”—through active stewardship and public education.

Colorado’s Fourteeners contain rare and fragile native tundra ecosystems that are uniquely adapted to living on these high peaks. These tundra plants, however, are ill-adapted to being trampled by the half-million people who are estimated to climb these peaks every year. In many places resource damage is past the point of natural recovery.

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Craighead Institute (formerly Craighead Environmental Research Institute) is an applied science and research organization with a long history of designing and managing innovative research projects in support of conservation in the Northern Rockies and around the world.  Our mission is to maintain healthy populations of native plants, wildlife and people as part of sustainable, functioning ecosystems.  Craighead Institute has been in operation for 47 years and was founded in 1964 by renowned grizzly bear researcher Dr. Frank Craighead

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Earth Day

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air ActClean Water ActEndangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

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Earth Share

Earth Share is a national non-profit federation with 25 years of experience in connecting people and workplaces with effective ways to support critical environmental causes. Together we've raised more than $300 million for programs that care for our air, land, water, wildlife and public health -- in your community, across the U.S. and around the world.

Each year we connect hundreds of thousands of individuals with our member environmental and conservation charities through EarthShare @ Work, an employee engagement and philanthropy program offered at hundreds of public and private sector workplaces across the country. EarthShare @ Work gives employees meaningful opportunities to learn, volunteer and contribute, helping to embed sustainability awareness into decision making and actions at work and at home.

EarthShare represents dozens of
national organizations and hundreds of state-based groups in 22 states. Our mission: To engage individuals and organizations in building a healthy and sustainable environment.


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 Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks, a nationally recognized conservation agency, is dedicated to protecting Dayton, Ohio's natural heritage and providing outdoor recreation and education experiences that inspire a lasting personal connection with nature. Founded in 1963, MetroParks protects nearly 16,000 acres and is the first conservation agency in Ohio to maintain 90% of its managed land as natural area. Using these guiding principles for outstanding conservation, Five Rivers MetroParks is an indispensable community asset for residents and acts as an economic catalyst for attracting businesses and tourism.

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Fenner Nature Center

Fenner Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and managing body for the Fenner Nature Center, connects people to nature in the heart of Lansing through conservation, education, and stewardship.

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Green Checkups


NADA is encouraging every car and truck dealer to offer their customers free Green Checkups to assess their vehicles' fuel economy. Because dealers are located in every major community in the country, you are ideally positioned to be at the forefront of this consumer awareness campaign.

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Greensgrow Philadelphia Project

Greensgrow Philadelphia Project is an experiment in urban farming. The farm was built on the site of an abandoned galvanized steel plant. Their mission-here and all over Philadelphia-is the redevelopment of abandoned land parcels (or "brownfields") as green businesses.

Every year they harvest thousands of pounds of gourmet vegetables that are served at Philadelphia's finest dining establishments.

Every year they welcome visitors and students who want to learn more about urban agriculture.

And every year Greensgrow's annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and flowers find their way into homes, gardens and public spaces across the city. At Greensgrow they truly reap what we sow.

Greensgrow Philadelphia Project's home-the Greensgrow Farm in Kensington-is just five minutes from Center city Philadelphia. A former brownfield site, it was cleaned up by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It sat empty for eight years until they took it over in March 1998.

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Grades of Green

With a vision of making environmental protection "second nature" in young minds, Grades of Green began five years ago at Grand View Elementary in Manhattan Beach, CA by four moms wanting a better world for their children.  The program was so successful, the founders decided to start a non-profit so that other schools would have free and easy access to the tools and information needed to green schools.  Grades of Green was born and launched its website on Earth Day 2010.  Today, these same women lead the organization and assure that Grades of Green covers all facets of environmental stewardship, including education, trash reduction, saving electricity, conserving water, recycling and using less paper, reducing chemical use and carbon emissions, and outreach.

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International Mountain Bicycling Association

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.

Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.

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Ladew Topiary Gardens is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is “to maintain and promote the Gardens, House and facilities in keeping with the creative spirit of Harvey S. Ladew for the public benefit and for educational, scientific and cultural pursuits.” Both House and Gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) is a nonprofit organization based in Boulder, CO that promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Subaru is a principle partner of Leave No Trace, helping to preserve our nation's treasured natural resources by providing resources to put education in motion.  The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands.

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The Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc. (LLCT) was founded in 1966 to help conserve Lyme’s natural, scenic and historic land and water resources. Fifty years later we are stronger than ever with a dedicated volunteer board, two staff members and countless volunteers that answer the call to help out.  Together we maintain trails and lease agricultural lands; acquire and manage properties; promote scientific study of natural resources; and host educational events open to the public–all helping to enhance the quality of life in the community.  We often partner with the Town of Lyme and other conservation groups in this mission.

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Montana Raptor Conservator Center

The Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC) is a non-profit raptor rehabilitation organization located in Bozeman, Montana. We are dedicated to the conservation of raptors and provide rehabilitative care to injured and sick birds of prey with the ultimate goal of healthy release back into the wild. Additionally through educational programs, we strive to reduce conflicts between humans and raptors, as we all share this incredible environment.

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 Michigan Nature Association

Established in 1952, the Michigan Nature Association is a non-profit conservation organization committed to the protection and maintenance of special natural areas throughout the state. Through acquisition and stewardship, MNA works to protect the rare and endangered plants and animals that reside in these areas, and promote a program of natural history and conservation education. For nearly 60 years, MNA has worked to acquire and protect more than 10,000 acres from the northern tip of the U.P. to the Indiana/Ohio border.

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Mountains to Sound Greenway

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature.

 Greenway Vision

An iconic 1.5 million-acre landscape that conserves a healthy and sustainable relationship between land and people by balancing built and natural environments. A landscape providing places for nature and wildlife, for outdoor recreation and education, for working forests and local agricultural production, while embracing vibrant urban areas with strong economies.  A landscape supported by a broad cross-section of society, working together as an effective coalition to preserve this heritage for future generations.

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Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale

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National Audubon Society

Audubon's Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all--in the U.S. and Across the Americas. 

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National Cristina Foundation

The National Cristina Foundation works to promote technology reuse by educating businesses and the public that technology resources coming out of their first place of use can be given a second productive life for developing human potential. 

The National Cristina Foundation's online non profit locator enables donors of used computers and other electronic hardware to select a local charity or school in their area of the country they choose to receive their donation of equipment.

The  Foundation's Cristina Network is a community of hundreds of organizations across our nation that we have pre screened and have verified that they are a 501(c)(3) non profit charity or school and are working to help people in need benefit from technology training and support. 

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National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.

Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service.

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Ozark Off Road Cyclist

The OORC is a nonprofit organization based in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas dedicated to Mountain Biking

Members of the OORC have been riding, building and maintaining mountain bike trails for as long as there has been mountain biking in Arkansas. We have been instrumental in creating and maintaining the trails at Devils Den State Park, Hobbs State Park, Lake Fayetteville City Park, Lake Leatherwood City Park, Lake Sequoyah, Lake Wilson, Lake Wedington National Forest area, the Buffalo Headwaters, and at many other lesser known places around northwest Arkansas. The OORC has been an IMBA member since our inception, and we continually advocate for more and better trails in the region.

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Quiet Water Symposium


For a number of years there was a Canoe Symposium put on in Battle Creek each spring.  When this stopped happening many people looked for a suitable replacement.  Janet Gross, a manager at Raupp' Camfitters decided to put on an event in the Lansing area to highlight the great canoes, kayaks and other boats she knew had been built in the area, to allow people to see and appreciate the skills of people who built and repaired traditional craft and to provide an opportunity for people to hear about the great trips taken by local adventurers. 

As the first event started to take place, a place was needed to hold it.  Many places were investigated, with the emphasis being on low cost.  Finally, contact was made with the ANR (Ag and Natural Resources ) week on the campus of Michigan State.  This event was held each year during the week of Spring Break, and includes a week's worth of conferences, events and meetings.  ANR week made it possible to put the Quiet Water Symposium in the Kellog Center.

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Recycling Center

The city of Bozeman, Montana has several Recycling Centers. Montana Import Group a.k.a. Subaru of Bozeman is one of those  recycle sites. A portion of the lot is dedicated to placement of recycle bins for a variety of articles and is open to the public 24/7. In addition to providing a environmental service to the community it highlights the dealerships commitment to being green.

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US National Whitewater Center

Opened in 2006 in Charlotte, NC, the USNWC is the world's premier outdoor recreation and environmental education center. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, and challenge course, the park's most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and canoe/kayak enthusiasts of all abilities. USNWC is designated by the United States Olympic Committee as an official Olympic Training Site. Subaru is proud to be the official vehicle of the USNWC.

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Greater Gallatin Watershed Council

Gallatin County has been one of the fastest growing areas in Montana. A burgeoning population of increasingly diverse uses has created unprecedented demands on the natural resources of the Gallatin watershed. Created in 2004, the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council (GGWC) works to create a forum in which all interests can be heard and contribute to solutions.

The GGWC takes an action-oriented approach to assist local partners by identifying and addressing their needs, finding opportunities for collaboration, leveraging money, and initiating or sponsoring projects as needed. We strive to be a trustworthy source of information, assistance, and action.

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