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The Environmental Excellence Partnership Program (E2P2) recognizes leaders in environmental protection. Annual awards are given for notable efforts in water quality protection, waste reduction and recycling, and pollution prevention. Award winners have gone above and beyond to do what is best for the environment.
This year, Arbor Brewing Company (ABC) received a Water Quality Protection Award for protecting the health of our rivers by planting trees.
In 2019, ABC raised funds for the Arbor Day Foundation by donating a portion of every pint of they sold of their Tree Beard IPA. These funds raised enough money to plant twelve new native trees at Dolph Park. ABC not only donated the funds to plant the trees, but staff also came out and helped plant them. This tree planting project was part of a larger effort with the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, where $10,000 was raised to plant over 3,000 trees!
Rachel Hudson from ABC said, “because breweries and water resources are so closely connected, we focused our tree planting initiative on improving watersheds and streambank stabilizations. In the years to come, we hope to continue to grow our Arbor Day Initiative so we can help purify water and protect our local environment.”
Show your commitment to the environment and your community by becoming an E2P2 partner. Participation in the program is free. Participants receive free technical assistance, complimentary audits, community recognition, and more. Learn more by visiting Washtenaw.org/e2p2.